|(a) Fire protection personnel who are appointed arson
investigation duties must be certified, as a minimum, as a basic arson
investigator as specified in §431.3 of this title (relating to
Minimum Standards for Basic Arson Investigator Certification) within
one year from the date of initial appointment to such position.
(b) Prior to being appointed to arson investigation
duties, fire protection personnel must complete a commission approved
basic fire investigator training program, successfully pass the commission
examination pertaining to that curriculum, and possess a current peace
officer license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement or document
that the individual is a federal law enforcement officer.
(c) Personnel holding any level of arson investigation
certification shall be required to comply with the continuing education
requirements in §441.15 of this title (relating to Continuing
Education for Arson Investigator or Fire Investigator).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §431.1 adopted to be effective November 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 10897; amended to be effective December 24, 2002, 27 TexReg 12007; amended to be effective March 10, 2011, 36 TexReg 1688; amended to be effective March 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 1169