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2. Comply with the requirements for General Instructor Certification pursuant to subsection 11B-20.001(3), F.A.C.; and Individuals set forth in this rule section shall possess and maintain a valid CPR instructor certification, which is at minimum at the “BLS Instructor” or “Heartsaver Instructor” level with the American Heart Association, “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor” or “First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor” or “Emergency Response Instructor” or “Lifeguarding Instructor” level with the American Red Cross, “First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor” or “BLS Instructor” level with the American Safety and Health Institute, or “BLS Instructor” level with the National Safety Council, and are certified pursuant to Section 943.13, F.S.  These individuals shall:

a. Have three years experience as a criminal justice officer;

b. Have successfully completed the First Responder Instructor Course (retired 6/30/04) or have successfully completed a U.S. Department of Transportation recognized first responder course;

c. Have successfully demonstrated 100% proficiency in first aid skills, with the results recorded on the CMS First Aid Performance Evaluation, form CJSTC-5 CMS, revised August 3, 2006,  hereby incorporated by reference; and

d. Have successfully completed a high-liability internship documented on form CJSTC-81A, under the supervision of the training center director, agency administrator, or designee.

3. Have successfully completed through a training school the First Responder Instructor Course (retired 6/30/04) or CMS First Aid Instructor Course or complete a U.S. Department of Transportation recognized first responder instructor course; and

4. Have successfully completed a high-liability internship documented on the Instructor Competency Checklist form CJSTC-81 that is supervised by a certified first aid instructor; and

5. Possess and maintain a valid CPR Instructor Certification from an entity referenced in Rule 64E-2.038, F.A.C.  The instructor shall not let the CPR Instructor Certification lapse and shall provide documentation of renewal to the certifying agency or training school.  If the CPR Instructor Certification expires during the instructor certification period, the instructor shall not instruct in first responder or first aid until the CPR Instructor Certification is renewed; or

6. The following individuals, based on their education and training experience in the United States or its territories, are eligible to request First Aid Instructor Certification without completing additional Commission-approved training and shall comply with subparagraphs (2)(d)4.-5. of this rule section:

a. Certified emergency medical technicians.  

b. Certified paramedics.

c. Licensed physicians, who are actively involved in emergency care and have three years experience in emergency medical care.

d. Licensed physician’s assistants, who are actively involved in emergency care and have three years experience in emergency medical care.

e. Registered nurses, or licensed practical nurses who are actively involved in emergency care and have three years experience in emergency medical care.

f. Members of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty entitled to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or a Florida paramedic set forth in Chapter 401, F.S., Part III.

g. Full-time instructors at a vocational technical institution or an accredited college or university, who instruct medical topics in EMT, paramedic, nursing, physician, or physician assistance programs.  

h. To obtain a First Aid Instructor Certification, the instructor applicant shall provide a copy of the current qualifying professional’s certification or license and shall not allow the qualifying professional’s certification or license to lapse.  The instructor applicant shall provide documentation of renewal to the certifying agency or training school.  If the qualifying professional’s certification or license expires during the certification period, the instructor shall not instruct in first aid until the professional’s certification or license is renewed.

(h) CMS First Aid Instructor Certification.  Individuals set forth in this rule section shall possess and maintain a valid CPR instructor certification, which is at a minimum at the “Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor” or “Heartsaver Instructor” level with the American Heart Association, “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor” or “First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor” or “Emergency Response Instructor” or “Lifeguarding Instructor” level with the American Red Cross, “First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor” or “BLS Instructor” level with the American Safety and Health Institute, or “BLS Instructor” level with the National Safety Council.  Instructor applicants who request to obtain certification to instruct the CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers Course in Commission-approved Basic Recruit Training Programs, the CMS First Aid Instructor Course, and CMS First Aid Instructor Transition Course shall comply with the requirements for CMS General Instructor Certification pursuant to paragraph 11B-20.001(3)(b), F.A.C., and successfully complete the following training courses through a training school:

1. Instructor applicants who are professionals outlined in subparagraph (g)1. of this rule section are eligible to request CMS First Aid Instructor Certification without completing additional training, to include the CMS General Instructor Transition Course and the CMS First Aid Instructor Transition Course.

2. Instructor applicants who are Traditional First Responder Instructors shall complete the CMS First Aid Instructor Transition Course.

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