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23.13.301    QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER TRAINING COURSES

(1) The director or the director's designee may approve any request for POST training credit. Any person aggrieved by a determination made by the director under this rule may seek review of the decision by the POST Council. 

(2) To obtain the status of POST-approved training, training courses must:

(a) meet the requirements for trainee attendance and performance, and the instructor requirements contained in these rules;

(b) be based upon generally recognized best practices;

(c) comport with Montana laws and court decisions;

(d) be at least two hours or more in length;

(e) be advertised and open to all public safety agencies; and

(f) contain course content that has been reviewed and approved by the agency hosting the training, or the employing authority of the officer receiving credit for the training, either before or after the training occurs, through the procedures set forth in (3).

(3) A POST-certified instructor seeking course credit for public safety officers must have an active POST certificate that is not suspended or on probation and must submit an application for accreditation to the director and retain documentation of:

(a) an education or training record that indicates the officer has received education or training in the specific field, subject matter, or academic discipline to be taught;

(b) material showing course content, including an agenda, syllabus and/or lesson plan and student handouts; and

(c) a copy of the course advertisement.

(4) To receive POST training credit, an agency hosting a training by any other person or entity for a public safety officer or officers must submit an application for accreditation to the director and retain documentation of:

(a) an instructor certification or training record and an instructor biography;

(b) material showing course content, including an agenda, syllabus and/or lesson plan and student handouts; and

(c) a copy of the course advertisement.

(5) It is the responsibility of the employing authority or any person or entity wishing to receive POST-approved training credit to retain the required documentation set forth in these rules and monitor the standards for training, trainee attendance, and performance as set by the council. Records maintained under this rule are subject to audit by the executive director or the director's designee during normal business hours upon reasonable notice to the agency.

 

History: 2-15-2029, MCA; IMP, 2-15-2029, 44-4-403, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 1587, Eff. 8/1/08; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2951, Eff. 12/12/14; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1953, Eff. 10/28/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 2518, Eff. 12/22/18.

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