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7105.0100 APPROVAL OF CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSES.

Subpart 1.

Application procedures for training course approval.

The commissioner may approve initial or renewal training courses developed by persons other than the agency staff. The commissioner shall approve a course that meets the requirements of this part and parts 7105.0080 and 7105.0090. To apply for agency approval of a tank service provider training course, the following information must be submitted to the commissioner:

A.

the course sponsor's name, address, and phone number;

B.

a list of states that currently approve the training course;

C.

the course curriculum;

D.

a letter from the training course sponsor that clearly indicates how the course meets parts 7105.0080 and 7105.0090, including:

(1)

length of training in days;

(2)

amount and type of hands-on training;

(3)

examination, including length, format, and passing score; and

(4)

topics covered in the course;

E.

a copy of all course materials, such as student manuals, instructor notebooks, and handouts;

F.

a detailed statement about development of the examination used in the course;

G.

the names and qualifications of course instructors, as outlined in subpart 2; and

H.

a description and an example of diplomas issued to students who attend the course and pass the examination.

Subp. 2.

Experience requirements for instructors.

To be considered qualified, course instructors shall meet the following requirements:

A.

field experience in storage tank installation, repair, and removal equal to a total of at least 4,000 hours, which may be met by just one instructor, or through a combination of experience held by a number of instructors; and

B.

after meeting the requirement in item A, any additional instructors shall have directly related experience or academic credentials in a related field.

Subp. 3.

Suspension or revocation of course approval.

The agency shall suspend or revoke approval of a training course if the commissioner finds that the course is not providing training that meets the requirements of this chapter.

Subp. 4.

Renewal of course approval.

Except as provided in subpart 3, approval of a training course shall remain in effect until the agency notifies approved trainers that changes in the course are required. At that time, the training providers shall submit the revised course to the agency for approval.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.491; 116.497

History:

14 SR 1718; 18 SR 1059

Published Electronically:

October 2, 2007