(1) POST will issue intermediate certificates in the following disciplines:
(a) peace officer;
(b) detention/corrections officer;
(c) probation and parole officer; and
(d) public safety communications officer.
(2) In addition to ARM 23.13.204 and 23.13.205, the applicant for an award of the public safety officer intermediate certificate:
(a) must have served at least one year with the present employing agency and be satisfactorily performing the duties as attested to by the head of the employing law enforcement and/or public safety agency;
(b) must possess the discipline-specific basic certificate; and
(c) must have four years of discipline-specific experience and 200 combined job-related training hours as provided in these rules.
(3) Officers who believe they are eligible for an intermediate certificate must submit a completed application, with agency administrator approval, to the director. Applications are available from POST staff or on the POST web site.
(a) The director will review the application and approve or deny the certification, unless the director determines as a matter of discretion that the council's review is necessary due to extenuating circumstances.
(b) Upon approval by the director, the certificate becomes valid unless the council takes further action.