Code Enforcement Training Extension
Title 19 NYCRR Part 434 Section 434.5(a)(2)(ii) now gives code enforcement officials not having 24 hours of in-service training credits by the end of the calendar year an additional three months, with certain conditions, to obtain the credits. The three month grace period ends March 31 of the following year.
But, the conditions of the extension are:
- Courses taken during the three month grace period to complete the 24 hours for the previous year can't also be counted toward the current calendar year, and
- The extension can't be used more than once every three years
- You complete 18 hours of in-service training between January 1, 2012 and November 2012, but realize that you will not be able to get another 6 hours of in-service training credits before December 31, 2012.
- So, in early December, you submit a "Notice of Intent to Use Extension for 2012." After the DCEA Educational Services Unit determines you are eligible for an extension in 2012, you are notified and provided with a "Course Completion Reporting Form."
- You complete a 4-hour in-service course on January 12, 2013, and another 4-hour in-service course on February 3, 2013. You complete the "Course Completion Reporting Form" and return it to the DCEA Educational Services Unit.
- The 8 hours of training from the in-service courses listed in your "Course Completion Reporting Form" will be credited to your 2012 training record, for a total of 26 hours.
- You will still be required to complete 24 hours of in-service training for 2013 between February 4, 2013 and December 31, 2013. You will not be able to use the three-month grace period again until 2016 for the 2015 calendar year's 24 hours of in-service training
This provision was established to address “EXTENUATING” circumstances that prevent completion of the required in-service training by the end of a calendar year. Since this extension is available only once every three years, use it ONLY when absolutely necessary!
TO APPLY FOR AN EXTENSION
- If you intend to use the extension, you must submit a Notice of Intent to Use Extension...Form to the DCEA by fax at (518) 474-5788, or by regular mail addressed to:
New York State Department of State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1160, Albany, NY 12231
ATTN: Educational Services
- Upon receipt of your Notice of Intent to Use Extension...Form, the DCEA will determine if you are eligible to use the extension for the year requested. If the extension is approved, you will be notified and provided with a "Course Completion Reporting Form."
- When you have 24 hours of in-service training, complete and return the form to the DCEA Educational Services Unit. It is YOUR responsibility to provide the DCEA Educational Services Unit with a list of the courses taken by MARCH 31 that are to be applied to the previous year’s training record. Courses will be credited in their entirety in the order in which they were taken.
- After you have at least 24 hours of in-service training for the previous year, 24 hours of in-service training are still required for the current calendar year.