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Rule Number: Rule Title
12-9.001:Definitions
12-9.002:Certified Florida Property Appraiser/Certified Florida Evaluator and Certified Florida Collector/Certified Florida Collector Assistant Program
12-9.003:Qualifications
12-9.0031:Approval of Courses
12-9.0032:Department Sponsored Courses
12-9.004:Application for Certification
12-9.0055:Fees
12-9.006:Certification
12-9.007:Recertification
12-9.0077:Reinstatement
12-9.008:Hearing on Certification Application and Expiration (Repealed)
12D-16.002:Index to Forms

Next Step:The Department will present this rule to the Governor and Cabinet during the regularly scheduled Cabinet meeting on September 21, 2021, to request final adoption and approval to file and certify the rule with the Department of State. The meeting will take place at 9:00 am in the Cabinet Meeting Room in the Lower Level of the Capitol. Rule materials for the meeting are available below.

Materials: Florida Professional Certification Program Guide (March 18, 2021) (Note: this is not promulgated, it is provided only for informational purposes as all materials in the guide will be found in rule or statute).

Florida Professional Certification Program Guide (January 23, 2019)

Forms:
DR-4001 Application of Florida Professional Certification
DR-4001 Application of Florida Professional Certification (New)
DR-4002 Application for Approval of a Course or Continuing Education Credit Hours (New)

The Department has withdrawn proposed amendments to Forms:
DR-4001Application for Florida Professional Certification
DR-410ACL Approved Course List (New)
DR-410CE Application for Approval of Course or Continuing Education Credit Hours (New)
DR-410E Course Enrollment Form (New)


Notice of Public Meeting - Cabinet for Adoption:June 17, 2021 (Vol. 47, No.117, p. 2796)
Proposed for Approval to Adopt and Certify:June 16, 2021
Notice of Change:June 16, 2021 (Vol. 47 No. 116, p. 2774)
Notice of Change:June 8, 2021 (Vol. 47, No. 110, pp. 2623-2624)
Hearing Transcript:May 5, 2021
Hearing Comments:May 4, 2021 - May 17, 2021
Hearing Information:May 5, 2021
Letter to JAPC:March 18, 2021
Notice of Public Meeting:March 18, 2021 (Vol. 47,No. 53, PP. 1407 - 1408)
Notice of Public Meeting (12-9.008):March 22, 2021 (Vol. 47, No. 55, p. 1439)
Notice of Change:March 18, 2021 (Vol. 47, No. 53, PP. 1401 - 1405)
Hearing Comments:January 11, 2021 to January 13, 2021
Hearing Transcript:January 13, 2021
Letter from JAPC:January 11, 2021
Hearing Information:January 13, 2021
Package Filed with JAPC: December 22, 2020
Notice of Proposed Rule (12D-16):December 21, 2020 (Vol. 46, No. 246, PP. 5593-5594)
Notice of Proposed Rule (12-9):December 22, 2020 (Vol. 46, No. 247, PP. 5609-5617)
Cabinet Meeting for Hearing:December 15, 2020
Notice of Public Meeting - Cabinet for Hearing:December 7, 2020 (Vol. 46, No. 236, PP. 5343-5344)
Workshop Transcript:November 17, 2020
Workshop Information:November 17, 2020
Draft Rule Language(12D-16.002):November 17, 2020
Draft Rule Language(12-9):November 17, 2020
Notice of Rule Development:October 28, 2020 (Vol. 46, No. 211, PP. 4657-4659)
Workshop Comments:December 21, 2018 - January 23, 2019
Workshop Transcript:January 23, 2019
Workshop Information:January 23, 2019
Draft Rule Language(12D-16.002):January 23, 2019
Draft Rule Language(12-9):January 23, 2019
Notice of Rule Development:December 21, 2018 (Vol. 44, No. 247, PP. 5733-5735)

Purpose:    The purpose of proposed amendments to 12-9.001 is to better define words and terms used in the certification and training of local officials. (This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.001 to Rule 12D-19.011, F.A.C., after promulgation of rules in Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of proposed amendments to Rule 12-9.002 (Amend title to: Certified Florida Property Appraiser, Certified Florida Evaluator, Certified Cadastralist of Florida, Certified Florida Collector, and Certified Florida Collector Assistant Program) is to add Certified Cadastralist of Florida as a certification offered through the Program and to provide that the Department will publish an informational guide regarding the Program. This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.002 to Rule 12D-19.012, F.A.C., after promulgation of rules in Chapter 12-9 is complete. The purpose of proposed amendments to Rule 12-9.003 (Qualifications) is to establish updated criteria for the professional certification of property appraisers, tax collectors, their employees, and employees of the Department, and adds the certification criteria for a cadastralist. (This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.003 to Rule 12D-19.013, after promulgation of rules om Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of proposed new Rule 12-9.0031 (Approval of Courses) is to provide criteria and procedures for approval of courses for credit towards certification, recertification, or reinstatement of a professional certification, and to incorporate a new form for obtaining approval of a course or continuing education hours (Form DR-4002, Application for Approval of a Course or Continuing Education Credit Hours). (This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.0031 to Rule 12D-19.014, after promulgation of rules om Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of proposed new Rule 12-9.0032 (Department Sponsored Courses) is to provide procedures for registrations, payments, cancellations, and refunds for Department-approved courses. (This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.0032 to Rule 12D-19.015, after promulgation of rules om Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of proposed amendments to Rule 12-9.004 (Application for Certification) is to specify procedures for those seeking professional certification and to incorporate the form used for this purpose (Form DR-4001, Application for Florida Professional Certification).( This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.004 to Rule 12D-19.016, F.A.C., after promulgation of rules in Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of proposed amendments to Rule 12-9.0055 (Amend title to: Fees and Tuition) is to clarify the fee for obtaining and retaining professional certification under the Program and that fees and tuition for Department approved courses may be submitted to the Department online. (This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.0055 to Rule 12D-19.017, F.A.C., after promulgation of rules in Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of proposed amendments to Rule 12-9.006 (Certification) is to clarify the certification application approval process by the appropriate Admissions and Certification Committee. (This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.006 to Rule 12D-19.018, F.A.C., after promulgation of rules in Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of proposed amendments to Rule 12-9.007 (Recertification) is to provide updates to requirements for all certified professionals to annually certify their governmental employment, to acknowledge the Florida Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees that applies to all certified professionals, and to pay an annual recertification fee using the Application for Florida Professional Certification (Form DR-4001). (This rule will be renumbered as a technical change from 12-9.007 to Rule 12D-19.019, F.A.C., after promulgation of rules in Chapter 12-9 is complete). The purpose of repealing 12-9.008 is to eliminate unnecessary rule language regarding the process to request a hearing if an application or reinstatement request is not approved. This language is already in Chapter 120, F.S., and applies here without specific language in the rule. The proposed amendments to Rule 12D-16.002, Florida Administrative Code (Index to Forms), incorporate new Forms DR-4001 (Application for Florida Professional Certification) and DR-4002 (Application for Approval of a Course or Continuing Education Credit Hours). Repealing Forms DR-410, Application for Certified Florida Collector or Certified Florida Collector Assistant, DR-516, Application for Certified Florida Appraiser, DR-516E, Application for Certified Florida Evaluator, and DR-591, Application for Certified Cadastralist of Florida..

Note: The renumbering of all of these rules will ensure consistency with current rule numbering, as all Property Tax rules will be found in Rule Chapter 12D.