Special effects displays or other events involving the conduct of a special effect, including the discharge or other use of any pyrotechnic material, article or device and fireworks, 1.4G, shall be conducted by a person holding a certificate of fitness for special effects issued pursuant to this section. Each discharge or other use of materials, articles or devices used for a special effect shall be performed by, or, if authorized by a special effects permit, under the personal supervision of, such certificate of fitness holder. The certificate of fitness holder conducting a special effect shall be responsible for the safe handling, installation and discharge of the special effect and post-discharge site safety measures in compliance with the requirements of this section, any rules promulgated hereunder, the terms and conditions of the special effects permit, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations. A certificate of fitness for special effects shall be issued only to a person who demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commissioner that he or she possesses such education, training or experience in the manufacture, storage, use and display of pyrotechnic materials, articles and devices and other special effects as to qualify him or her to safely conduct one or more special effects. The commissioner may adopt rules prescribing the requisite qualifications and other requirements for the issuance of such certificate.