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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 13TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 429MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR FIRE INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION
RULE §429.203Minimum Standards for Basic Fire Inspector Certification

In order to be certified as a basic fire inspector, an individual must:

  (1) possess valid documentation as an Inspector I, Inspector II, and Plan Examiner I from either:

    (A) the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress; or

    (B) the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications issued by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service using the 2009 or later edition of the NFPA standard applicable to this discipline and meeting the requirements as specified in §439.1(a)(2) of this title (relating to Requirements--General); or

  (2) complete a commission approved Basic Fire Inspector program and successfully pass the commission examination(s) as specified in Chapter 439 of this title (relating to Examinations for Certification). An approved basic fire inspection training program shall consist of one or any combination of the following:

    (A) completion of the commission approved Basic Fire Inspector Curriculum, as specified in Chapter 4 of the commission's Certification Curriculum Manual; or

    (B) successful completion of an out-of-state or military training program which has been submitted to the commission for evaluation and found to meet the minimum requirements as listed in the commission approved Basic Fire Inspector Curriculum as specified in Chapter 4 of the commission's Certification Curriculum Manual; or

    (C) successful completion of the following college courses:

      (i) Fire Protection Systems, three semester hours;

      (ii) Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections, three semester hours;

      (iii) Building Construction in the Fire Service or Building Codes and Construction, three semester hours;

      (iv) Hazardous Materials I, II, or III, three semester hours (total semester hours, 12); or

    (D) documentation of the receipt of Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, and Plan Examiner I certificates issued by the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas that are deemed equivalent to a commission approved Basic Fire Inspector curriculum.


Source Note: The provisions of this §429.203 adopted to be effective August 5, 2004, 29 TexReg 7453; amended to be effective May 26, 2005, 30 TexReg 3034; amended to be effective November 8, 2005, 30 TexReg 7237; amended to be effective November 28, 2007, 32 TexReg 8529; amended to be effective August 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 6603; amended to be effective November 18, 2009, 34 TexReg 8041; amended to be effective August 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 6696; amended to be effective February 21, 2012, 37 TexReg 911; amended to be effective March 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 1168; amended to be effective September 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 6876

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