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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 20. Board of Coal Mining Examiners Certification Requirements

4VAC25-20-259. BCME instructor.

A. Instructors conducting training used to meet requirements of the BCME shall be certified unless otherwise approved in this chapter.

B. To become a certified instructor, the person shall:

1. Submit an application showing applicable mining knowledge and instructor experience.

2. Agree to monitoring and evaluation by division instructors and demonstrate the knowledge, skill and ability to conduct training.

3. Agree to participate with division representatives in a review of the materials to be taught if the person is not certified in the areas he wishes to teach.

4. Provide students with the opportunity to critique the instructor's effectiveness by use of a critique form.

C. Final approval for certification shall be based on an evaluation of performance.

D. Applicants shall maintain the certificate by teaching at least one approved certification course every two years.

E. The holder of the certificate shall submit documentation to the division indicating the required teaching has been completed.

F. Failure to recertify shall result in suspension of the certification pending completion of the required teaching. Applicants may meet the teaching requirement by teaching under the supervision of a certified instructor. If the teaching requirement is not met within one year from the suspension date, then the certification shall be revoked by the BCME.

G. The division shall send notice of any suspension to the last known address of the certified person reported to the division in accordance with 4VAC25-20-20 I and to the last known employer address.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.28, 45.1-161.29, and 45.1-161.34 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004.

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