Title 2 Department of Audit and Control - Chapter IV Miscellaneous Rules - Part 153 Required Training for Commissioners of Fire Districts - s 153.5 Manner of providing approved training course or course module.


Published: 2021-01-31

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(a) An approved training course or course module may be provided through live instruction in a classroom or similar setting, or by means of teleconferencing, interactive web-based training, self-paced on-line training, or any other method designed to address the learning needs of fire commissioners that is approved by the State Comptroller pursuant to section 153.8 of this Part.

(b) All methods of providing an approved training course or course module shall be interactive, providing, at a minimum, opportunities for the instructor to assess progress and receive comments from the fire commissioners taking the course or module, and opportunities for the fire commissioners taking the course or course module to ask questions of the instructor.

(c) An approved training course may be offered in one of more sessions conducted on one or more days. The instructor presenting a course module shall verify attendance during, and successful completion of, the course module. No fire commissioner shall be issued documentation evidencing completion of an approved training course unless he or she successfully completes all six modules of the training course. No fire commissioner shall be issued documentation evidencing completion of a course module unless he or she successfully completes that module.

(d) When an approved training course or course module is offered at a specific location or facility, the location or facility shall comply with all legal requirements relating to physical access by persons with disabilities. Upon request, study and reference materials, and delivery of the training course or module, shall be accessible and useable by persons with disabilities through the use of means such as aides, auxiliary materials and services, and written materials in accessible formats.

(e) Within 45 days of a fire commissioner successfully completing an approved training course or course module, the person or organization offering the training course or course module shall issue to the fire commissioner documentation evidencing the date on which the fire commissioner successfully completed the training course or course module. Such person or organization shall maintain for a period of at least six years following the issuance of such documentation, and during that period make available to the State Comptroller, upon request, documentation with respect to each fire commissioner who successfully completes the training course or course module containing:

(1) the fire commissioner's name;

(2) the fire district for which the fire commissioner serves;

(3) the fire commissioner's contact information;

(4) the most recent date on which the fire commissioner took office;

(5) the course modules completed by the fire commissioner; and

(6) the date on which the fire commissioner successfully completed the course modules.