1. Required training courses for certification under section 643.225 shall first be accredited by the state. To be accredited, training programs shall meet the training certification and recertification requirements for each specialty area outlined in the United States EPA's model accreditation plan, 40 CFR Part 763, including passage of a course examination for these courses, and the certification requirements for air sampling professionals outlined in section 643.225 . Such accreditation shall be obtained biennially. A representative of the department or the department of health and senior services shall be permitted to attend, monitor and evaluate any training program without charge to the state. Such evaluations may be conducted without prior notice. Refusal to allow such an evaluation is sufficient grounds for loss of certificate of accreditation.
2. An accreditation fee of one thousand dollars per course category shall be paid prior to issuance or renewal of a certificate of accreditation, however, no individual, group, agency or organization shall pay more than three thousand dollars for all course categories for which accreditation is requested at the same time.
3. The director may engage in reciprocity agreements with other states that have established accreditation criteria for certification training programs that meet or exceed Missouri's accreditation criteria.
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