(1) In addition to a complete application, an applicant for an instructor license shall submit the following documentation:
(a) proof of high school diploma or its equivalent;
(b) proof of passage of the board-approved instructor exam; and
(i) an attestation of having been employed and working for at least 1500 hours, in the particular area of practice that they will teach, during any one-year period prior to applying and a diploma evidencing completion of the 650-hour student teacher-training course required by 37-31-305, MCA; or
(ii) an attestation of having been employed and working for at least 1500 hours per year, in the particular area of practice that they will teach, for any three years prior to applying (a total of at least 4500 hours). An applicant granted a license based on this subsection may not renew the license for any period beyond two years after initial licensure, nor be granted a second license under this subsection, unless the applicant completes the board-approved coursework related to teaching methodology set forth in ARM 24.121.1105.
(2) The board shall accept hours of instruction from out-of-state approved schools towards fulfillment of the hour requirements for licensure.
(3) A licensee may not renew an instructor license, unless at the time of renewal, the licensee has at least one currently active license pursuant to which the licensee may engage in a particular area of practice.
(4) A licensed instructor may only offer instruction in the particular areas of practice in which the instructor is currently and actively licensed to practice.