4765-15-03 Emergency medical technician continuing education.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in section 4765.31 of the Revised Code and this chapter, when applying for renewal of a certificate to practice, a person who is certified as an emergency medical technician shall comply with one of the four following continuing education requirements by the expiration date of the current certificate:

(1) Completion of at least forty hours of continuing education, including all of the following:

(a) Six hours on pediatric issues;

(b) Two hours on geriatric issues;

(c) Eight hours on trauma issues, to include education on the trauma triage determination pursuant to rule 4765-14-02 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Completion of a thirty-hour emergency medical technician refresher program, as outlined in paragraph (C) of rule 4765-15-01 of the Administrative Code or in paragraph (D) of rule 4765-15-05 of the Administrative Code, as evidenced by a certificate of completion issued in accordance with section 4765.24 of the Revised Code.

(3) Current registration with the national registry of emergency medical technicians at the emergency medical technician or equivalent level and completion of the education on trauma triage determination pursuant to rule 4765-14-02 of the Administrative Code.

(4) A passing score within three attempts on an examination approved by the board, pursuant to rule 4765-8-05 of the Administrative Code, to demonstrate competence to have a certificate to practice as an emergency medical technician renewed without completing an EMS continuing education program. This examination may only be taken during the last six months of an emergency medical technician's current certification period or during a board approved extension granted pursuant to rule 4765-19-03 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An individual that receives a board approved extension to complete continuing education requirements listed in paragraph (A) of this rule, must complete the requirements and submit an "EMS Application-Renewal" or form "EMS 0043" (June, 2008), which can be found at http://ems.ohio.gov/ems_forms.stm, to the division, no later than the expiration date of the granted extension.

Effective: 10/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/15/2013 and 03/12/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.16 , 4765.24 , 4765.31
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/96, 02/22/99, 05/01/03, 07/02/09, 02/06/12