The commission shall establish certification levels for the qualifications developed, and shall issue such certification to appropriate individuals who meet the commission's standards.  Certification shall be voluntary, unless adopted as mandatory at the local level.  The commission shall be the only state agency certifying fire service personnel on professional qualifications for fire prevention and control duties.  The commission shall maintain appropriate records and provide same to individuals upon written request.  The commission shall rule on all questions and appeals regarding certification programs.  The commission shall inform participating agencies of standard changes and status of certified personnel.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 58-2-40; 58-78-5(a)(14); 58-78-5(a)(14b);

Eff. November 1, 1988.