§ 94.10. AHSS instructor qualification, selection, certification and recertification.

 (a)  Qualifications. Candidates for AHSS instructor certification shall meet the following qualifications and requirements. The candidate shall:

   (1)  Be at least 21 years of age.

   (2)  Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

   (3)  Possess a valid driver’s license.

   (4)  Attend and observe the teaching of a complete 12 1/2 hour AHSS course cycle by a certified AHSS instructor.

   (5)  Be sponsored by the DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee of the county, multicounty, judicial district, or group of counties combined under a single DUI program, in which the candidate will be instructing.

 (b)  Submission of the names of qualified candidates. The sponsoring DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee shall submit a list of the names of qualified candidates to the Department or its designee utilizing forms and procedures prescribed by the Department or its designee.

 (c)  AHSS instructor certification. Candidates who are accepted into the AHSS instructor certification process shall complete the following requirements before certification. A candidate shall:

   (1)  Participate in an approved 2-day AHSS Instructor Certification Training Workshop sponsored by the Department.

   (2)  Teach a full AHSS curriculum, as prescribed in §  94.5 (relating to curriculum), while under the direct supervision of the DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee. The DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee shall administer pretests and posttests to the AHSS students. The instructor candidate shall document the results of these tests by using standardized reporting forms issued by the Department or its designee.

   (3)  Document compliance with the uniform AHSS curriculum by the submission of a course outline meeting the minimum core components described in §  94.5 or on standardized forms as deemed appropriate by the Department or its designee.

   (4)  Send the completed standardized reporting forms to the Commonwealth’s Alcohol Highway Safety Program office of the Department, or to its designee.

   (5)  Participate in the 1-day AHSS Performance Analysis Workshop when all candidates shall demonstrate their knowledge of alcohol highway safety by scoring 85% or better on tests developed by the Department or its designee.

 (d)  DUI program coordinator verification. The sponsoring DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee shall verify the AHSS instructor candidate’s satisfactory completion of all requirements on reporting forms issued by the Department or its designee prior to the candidate’s participation in the 1-day AHSS Performance Analysis Workshop.

 (e)  Recertification.

   (1)  AHSS instructors shall be recertified every 2 years, in accordance with the following:

     (i)   Prior to recertification, every AHSS instructor shall have completed 12 credit hours of instruction at Department-approved workshops during the previous 24 months.

     (ii)   During the second 12 months of an instructor’s existing certification period, the DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee shall observe the instructor teach one complete 12 1/2 hour AHSS course cycle.

     (iii)   The DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee shall verify that the instructor is adhering to the uniform AHSS curriculum, as prescribed by §  94.5.

     (iv)   The AHSS instructor shall administer an approved pretest and posttest to the AHSS class during the class cycle which is being observed by the DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee. The results of both tests must be submitted to the DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee.

     (v)   The DUI program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee shall submit to the Department or its designee, on standardized reporting forms issued by the Department or its designee, verification of the instructor’s satisfaction of, or the failure to satisfy, all of the requirements for recertification, together with a recommendation to grant or deny recertification of the AHSS instructor.

   (2)  The Department or its designee may waive, substitute or give credit toward any of the requirements for AHSS instructor recertification as specified in this section by offering suitable preannounced programs and workshops for AHSS instructors who qualify for recertification.



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