THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
11B-20.001 Definitions and Minimum Requirements for General Certification of Instructors.
(a) “Successful completion” of a course is documented as a “Pass” on the completed Training Report, form CJSTC-67, revised May 5, 2005, hereby incorporated by reference.
(b) “Training school” means those training academies and training schools that are certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
(c) “Instructor” means an individual certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, hereafter referred to as “Commission” or “CJSTC,” to instruct at Commission-certified criminal justice training schools or criminal justice employing agencies pursuant to subsection 11B-20.001(2), F.A.C., and Rule 11B-20.0014, F.A.C.
(d) “CMS Training Program” means the CMS Application-Based Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program.
(e) “ATMS” means the Commission’s Automated Training Management System.
f) “Basic Recruit Training Programs,” “Advanced Training Programs,” and “Specialized Training Programs” means training administered by training schools pursuant to Rule Chapter 11B-35, F.A.C.
(g) “Agency” means criminal justice employing agency.
(2) Instructor applicants applying for instructor certification shall:
(a) Complete the Instructor Certification Application, form CJSTC-71, revised November 8, 2007 August 3, 2006, hereby incorporated by reference;
(b) Be affiliated with a training school or agency;
(c) Possess good moral character pursuant to subsection 11B-27.0011(4), F.A.C., as applied to instructor applicants and certified instructors;
1. Not have been convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States; and
2. After July 1, 1981, any person who has pled guilty or nolo contendere to any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement is not eligible for instructor certification, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication; and
3. Notwithstanding subsections (3) and (4) of this rule section, any person who has pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement, prior to December 1, 1985, and has had such record sealed or expunged shall not be deemed ineligible for instructor certification.
(3) General Instructor Certification.
(a) Traditional General Instructor Certification. Instructor applicants shall comply with the following requirements to obtain a Traditional General Instructor Certification:
1. Instructor applicants shall successfully complete the Traditional Instructor Techniques Course (Retired 6/30/2004) delivered through a training school or complete equivalent instructor training. The training center director is authorized to have instructor applicants complete only those portions of the Traditional Instructor Techniques Course for which the instructor applicant is deficient.
2. Instructor applicants who apply for a Traditional General Instructor Certification shall have completed the required instructor training within four years of the date the instructor applicant applies for certification. Instructor applicants who apply more than four years from the date training was completed shall be required to complete the General Instructor Refresher Course.
3. Instructor applicants who request an exemption from the Traditional Instructor Techniques Course shall be evaluated by the training center director for the completion of equivalent instructor training by documenting the instructor applicant’s qualifications. Documentation shall include the instructor applicant’s training in all of the following competencies:
a. Training liability.
c. Human diversity training required by Section 943.1758, F.S.
d. Adult learning theory.
e. Communication skills.
f. Learning aids.
g. Principles of instruction.