Chapter 4765-18 EMS Training and Continuing Education Programs

4765-18-01 Definitions.[Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 2-1-09

4765-18-02 General provisions.

(A) Each EMS training program shall be taught through an accredited institution and shall be taught by a certified EMS instructor or assistant EMS instructor as provided in this chapter.

(B) Each EMS continuing education program shall be taught through an accredited or approved institution and shall be taught by a certified EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or a continuing education instructor.

(C) A person who serves as a guest lecturer in an EMS training program shall not be required to hold a certificate to teach provided an EMS instructor or assistant EMS instructor is present and monitoring the program. A guest lecturer may assist in the lab, skills and practicals of an EMS training program.

(D) A person who serves as a guest lecturer in an EMS continuing education program shall not be required to hold a certificate to teach provided an EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or continuing education instructor is present and monitoring the program. A guest lecturer may assist in the lab, skills and practicals of an EMS continuing education program.

(E) An EMS instructor or assistant EMS instructor may teach an EMS training or EMS continuing education program at or below the level of the instructor's certificate to practice.

(F) A continuing education instructor may teach an EMS continuing education program at or below the level of the instructor's certificate to practice.

(G) A person who holds a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or continuing education instructor shall maintain a current and valid certificate or license to practice as an EMS provider, registered nurse, physician assistant or physician. If an individual's certificate to practice or license is revoked, or is voluntarily surrendered, the certificate to teach shall also expire or be revoked, or be voluntarily surrendered, pursuant to an adjudicatory hearing under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(H) An individual holding a current and valid special topic instructor certification upon the effective date of this rule can be utilized in an EMS training program and/or EMS continuing education program for one year or until the individual's special topic instructor certificate expires, whichever comes first.

(I) An individual holding a current and valid special topic instructor certification upon the effective date of this rule, has until March 1, 2010 to convert to a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or continuing education instructor.

(J) A certificate to teach shall be issued in accordance with rule 4765-8-06 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09, 1/1/11

4765-18-03 EMS instructor training program requirements for an accredited institution.

(A) Prior to admission into an EMS instructor training program, an accredited institution shall ensure that an individual meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider issued under section 4765.30 of the Revised Code or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(2) In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant .

(B) In addition to meeting the requirements set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule, the accredited institution shall ensure that the student, prior to receiving the eight hour instruction specific to emergency medical services as required in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code, has completed the following:

(1) Passes a knowledge examination that demonstrates a level of knowledge in emergency medical services that is consistent with the level of the individual's certificate to practice;

(a) If the individual is unable to pass the knowledge examination within three attempts, the applicant must wait for a time period of six months and complete a board approved course at the appropriate level before attempting the examination again;

(b) An individual who is a registered nurse or physician assistant must pass the knowledge examination at the paramedic level.

(2) Passes the practical examination for the individual's level of certification. The practical examination shall be administered by an accredited institution. The program coordinator of the accredited institution sponsoring the EMS instructor training program may require the practical examination to be conducted by the sponsoring agency or may accept practical examinations performed by another accredited institution.

(C) An accredited institution shall maintain documentation of compliance with this chapter.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09

4765-18-04 EMS instructor training program curriculum.

(A) An EMS instructor training program shall consist of a minimum of seventy hours and will be taught in accordance with the objectives approved by the board, which can be found at www.ems.ohio.gov. The program hours shall be allocated as follows:

(1) Fifty hours in instruction of adult students and basic teaching techniques;

(2) Eight hours in instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services;

(3) Ten hours of supervised teaching in the presence of an EMS instructor and under the auspices of an accredited institution. The supervised teaching may not occur until the student has received the fifty hours of instruction as required in this rule;

(4) The accredited institution may grant two hours credit towards the total program hours when the student successfully completes the instructional methods examination.

(B) A person seeking certification as an EMS instructor who holds at least a baccalaureate degree in education may receive credit for the fifty hours of instruction required in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule.

(C) An EMS instructor training program shall be taught by an EMS instructor trainer, appointed by the program director, under the auspice of an accredited institution.

(D) In lieu of the requirement set forth in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule, an accreditedinstitution may utilize a mentorship program that covers the objectives of the fifty hours of instruction required in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule.

(1) The mentorship program may only be utilized with a certified assistant EMS instructor;

(2) The accredited institution shall maintain documentation that all of the objectives of the fifty hours of instruction are met;

(3) The mentorship must be instructed by certified EMS instructors under the auspices of an accredited institution.

Replaces: rule 4765-18-04

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.11 , 4765.16
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 10/2/03

4765-18-05 Qualifications for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor.

(A) An applicant for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor must meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed application, on a form as approved by the board;

(2) In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;

(3) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(4) Has passed the knowledge examination at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider, within the preceding three years;

(5) Passes the practical examination for the individual's level of certification, within the preceding three years;

(6) Has successfully completed an EMS instructor training program as set forth in this chapter;

(7) Has passed the instructional methods examination within one year of completion of all of the other components of the EMS instructor training program. Failure to pass this examination within three attempts will require completion of a new EMS instructor training program;

(8) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Failure to meet any of the requirements in paragraph (A) of this rule may lead to board action under rule 4765-10-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09

4765-18-06 Renewal of a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor.

(A) An applicant for renewal of a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor must meet the following criteria:

(1) Submit a completed renewal application, on a form approved by the board, on or before the expiration date of the current certificate;

(2) Continues to meet all standards for a certificate to teach as set forth in this chapter;

(3) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(4) Satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(5) During the preceding certification cycle, has provided not less than twenty-four hours of instruction of an EMS training or continuing education program offered by an accredited or approved institution;

(6) Satisfies one of the following:

(a) During the preceding certification cycle, has completed six hours of instructional continuing education related to the objectives, as approved by the board. The objectives can be found at http://www.ems.ohio.gov; or

(b) Successfully completes the instructional methods examination.

(7) Unless otherwise waived by the board, attends any mandatory instructor meetings held by the board.

(B) Failure to meet any of the requirements in paragraph (A) of this rule may lead to board action under rule 4765-10-03 of the Administrative Code.

(C) An applicant for renewal must maintain records relating to the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) and (A)(6) of this rule for the current and previous certification cycle. Such records are subject to audit by the division, as directed by the board and in accordance with rule 4765-9-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A renewed certificate to teach as an EMS instructor does not become effective until the expiration of the current certificate.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09, 1/1/11

4765-18-07 Extension and exemption from continuing education for an individual holding a certificate to teach.

(A) A certificate to teach will expire on its expiration date unless the individual has, prior to the expiration date, submitted a renewal application.

(B) The board may grant an extension of time for an individual holding a certificate to teach to comply with the continuing education requirements for renewal, pursuant to this chapter. The board may grant an extension if a written request is received from the individual, prior to the expiration date of the certificate to teach, and the request includes the following:

(1) Justification for the extension;

(2) Length of extension requested;

(3) Specific plan for completion of requirements within the length of time requested;

(4) Signature of certificate holder.

(C) The board may grant a complete or partial exemption from compliance with the continuing education requirements. The board may grant a complete or partial exemption for reasons including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The certificate holder is on active military duty:

(a) A signed, written request for exemption from the continuing education shall be submitted to the division;

(b) The request shall include the specific continuing education requirements for which an exemption was sought;

(c) The request shall include the justification for the exemption.

(2) Special hardships or unusual circumstances, as determined by the board:

(a) A signed, written request for exemption from the continuing education shall be submitted to the division at least ninety days prior to the expiration of the certificate to teach. The board may waive this time requirement due to exigent circumstances;

(b) The request shall include the specific continuing education requirements for which an exemption was sought;

(c) The request shall include the justification for the exemption.

Replaces: rule 4765-18-07

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03

4765-18-08 Reinstatement of a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor.

(A) A certificate to teach as an EMS instructor will expire on its expiration date if the applicant fails to either renew such certificate or request an extension prior to the expiration date, as provided in this chapter.

(B) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no more than six months as follows:

(1) If the certificate holder has completed, prior to the expiration date of the certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, all renewal requirements as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) and (A)(6) of rule 4765-18-06 of the Administrative Code, the applicant must comply with all of the following requirements:

(a) Submits a completed application, on a form approved by the board;

(b) Submits an application fee of seventy-five dollars;

(c) Provides the division with documentation of successful completion of all the renewal requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) and (A)(6) of rule 4765-18-06 of the Administrative Code for the last certification cycle;

(d) In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;

(e) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(f) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(g) Has previously held a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, and such certificate was in good standing at the time the certificate expired.

(2) If the certificate holder as an EMS instructor has not completed, prior to the expiration date of the certificate to teach, all renewal requirements as set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) and (A)(6) of rule 4765-18-06 of the Administrative Code, the applicant must comply with all of the following requirements:

(a) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(b) Submits an application fee of seventy-five dollars;

(c) Successfully completes an instructional methods examination within three attempts. If an applicant is unable to pass the examination within three attempts, the applicant must complete a new EMS instructor training program and meet all criteria for a certificate to teach;

(d) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(e) Has previously held a certificate to teach, and such certificate was in good standing at the time the certificate expired.

(C) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than six months, but not more than one year, if all of the following occur within such time period:

(1) Meets all the requirements in paragraph (B)(1) or (B)(2) of this rule;

(2) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of an EMS instructor and under the auspices of an EMS accredited institution.

(D) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for more than one year but less than two years if the applicant meets the following requirements:

(1) Meets all requirements set forth in paragraph (C) of this rule;

(2) Successfully completes a new eight hour module in instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services as outlined in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code.

(E) If a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor has been expired, or become invalid due to voluntary surrender, for two years or more, the applicant must complete a new EMS instructor training program and meet all the requirements for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor outlined in rule 4765-18-05 of the Administrative Code.

(F) In order for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor to be reinstated, the EMS instructor training program completed by the applicant must be significantly similar to the current curriculum requirements. If such training is not significantly similar to the current curriculum, the applicant must complete additional course work in the areas of deficiency through an institution accredited by the board.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09, 7/2/2009

4765-18-09 Qualifications for a physician to be certified as an EMS instructor or an individual holding a certificate of training to be certified as a continuing education instructor.

(A) A physician may be certified by the board as an EMS instructor if the physician meets the following criteria:

(1) Is an active medical director with an EMS agency, who meets the requirements set forth in rule 4765-3-05 of the Administrative Code, or is recommended by the local RPAB, or is recommended by the program director or program medical director of an accredited or approved training institution;

(2) Submits a completed application approved by the board;

(3) Holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery that is in good standing;

(4) Is in compliance with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An individual who holds a certificate of training as a physician, issued in accordance with section 4731.291 of the Revised Code, may be certified by the board as a continuing education instructor if the individual meets the following:

(1) Is recommended by the local RPAB, or is recommended by the program director or program medical director of an accredited or approved training institution;

(2) Submits a completed application approved by the board;

(3) Holds a current and valid training certificate as a physician that is in good standing;

(4) Is in compliance with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(C) An individual certified under this section may renew their certificate to teach if the individual submits an application approved by the board which demonstrates continued compliance with the requirements listed in paragraph (A) or (B) of this rule, as applicable. The individual is not required to complete the renewal requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-18-06 or paragraphs (A)(4) to (A(5) of rule 4765-18-16 of the Administrative Code, as applicable.

(D) A physician who chooses to enroll in an EMS instructor training program is exempt from meeting the requirements set forth in rule 4765-18-03 of the Administrative Code.

(E) A continuing education instructor certified under this rule, can only provide instruction as a continuing education instructor in accordance with the internship, residency, or fellowship program as set forth in rule 4731-6-30 of the Administrative Code.

(F) A certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor issued pursuant to this rule, shall run concurrently with the certificate of training as a physician.

Effective: 04/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09

4765-18-10 Special topic instructor.

(A) Effective February 1, 2009, the board shall no longer issue a certificate to teach as a special topic instructor.

(B) An individual holding a current and valid certificate to teach as a special topic instructor upon the effective date of this rule, can provide instruction in an EMS training program and/or EMS continuing education program for one year or until the individual's special topic instructor certificate expires, whichever comes first. An individual may only teach in the five substantive topic areas previously approved.

(C) An individual holding a current and valid certificate to teach as a special topic instructor upon the effective date of this rule, has until March 1, 2010 to apply for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, assistant EMS instructor, or continuing education instructor.

(D) No later than March 1, 2010, an individual holding a current and valid certificate to teach as a special topic instructor upon the effective date of this rule, may upgrade to an assistant EMS instructor by utilizing the following process.

(1) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(2) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(3) Satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching in the presence of an EMS instructor under the auspices of an accredited institution;

(5) Passes the practical examination for the individual's level of certification, within the preceding three years;

(6) Completes the eight hours in instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services.

(E) No later than March 1, 2010, an individual holding a current and valid certificate to teach as a special topic instructor upon the effective date of this rule, may apply for a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor by utilizing the following process:

(1) Submits a completed application as approved by the board

(2) Satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(F) An individual holding a certificate to teach as a special topic instructor who wishes to upgrade to an EMS instructor shall meet all requirements set forth in rule 4765-18-05 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 10/2/03, 2/1/09

4765-18-11 Reciprocity qualifications for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor.

(A) An individual who has completed a course of instruction in teaching methodology in another state, the district of Columbia, a United States territory, a branch of the United States military or the United States coast guard, may be issued a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, if all of the following are met:

(1) The course of instruction is substantially similar to the curriculum requirements set forth in this chapter;

(2) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(3) Possesses a current and valid Ohio certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(4) In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant in this state or another state;

(5) Has passed the knowledge examination consistent with the certificate to practice as an EMS provider, within the preceding three years;

(6) Passes the practical examination for the individual's level of certification, within the preceding three years;

(7) Has successfully completed the following requirements for an EMS instructor training program:

(a) Eight hours in instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services;

(b) Ten hours of supervised teaching in the presence of an EMS instructor under the auspices of an accredited institution;

(c) Has passed the instructional methods examination within one year from the completion of the instructor training program. Failure to pass this examination within three attempts will require completion of a new EMS instructor training program.

(8) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A person who has previously held a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor in Ohio or another state, which was previously revoked by the board or licensing agency of this state or another state, is not eligible for reciprocity.

(C) If a person is eligible for reinstatement as set forth in rule 4765-18-08 , 4765-18-17 , or 4765-18-20 of the Administrative Code, then that person is not eligible to be issued a certificate under this rule.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03, 2/1/09

4765-18-12 EMS instructor trainer qualifications.

(A) An EMS instructor training program outlined in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code shall be provided under the auspice of an accredited institution and must be taught by an EMS instructor trainer appointed by the program director of the accredited institution.

(B) An accredited institution shall ensure that an EMS instructor trainer meets the following criteria:

(1) Holds a valid certificate to teach as an EMS instructor;

(2) Has held a certificate to teach, as either an EMS instructor or fire instructor for at least three years;

(3) Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills;

(4) Has completed an instructor orientation, consisting of objectives approved by the board, which can be found at www.ems.ohio.gov.

(C) The program director of an accredited institution assumes responsibility to select an instructor trainer based upon documented evaluation of acceptable performance review standards and compliance with this rule.

(D) The program director of an accredited institution who is an instructor trainer must have the documented evaluation of acceptable performance review standards conducted by the program director's supervisor.

(E) The accredited institution shall maintain written or electronic documentation of compliance with this rule.

Replaces: rule 4765-18-12

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.16 , 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 10/2/03

4765-18-13 Fire service instructor seeking certificate to teach as EMS instructor.

(A) The board may issue a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor to an applicant who meets all of the following:

(1) Possesses a current and valid fire service instructor certificate issued under rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(3) In the preceding seven years, has been certified or licensed for at least five years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;

(4) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(5) Successfully completes the eight hours of instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services;

(6) Has passed the knowledge examination at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider, within the preceding three years;

(a) If the individual is unable to pass the knowledge examination within three attempts, the applicant must wait for a time period of six months and complete a board approved course at the appropriate level before attempting the examination again;

(b) An individual who is a registered nurse or physician assistant must pass the knowledge examination at the paramedic level.

(7) Passes the practical examination for the individual's level of certification, within the preceding three years. The practical examination shall be administered by an accredited institution. The program coordinator of the accredited institution sponsoring the EMS instructor training program may require the practical examination to be conducted by the sponsoring agency or may accept practical examinations performed by another accredited institution;

(8) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An individual must pass the knowledge and practical examinations prior to successfully completing the eight hours of instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 10/2/03, 2/1/00, 7/2/09

4765-18-14 Applications for certificate to teach.

(A) An applicant for a certificate to teach or renewal of a certificate to teach must submit to the division an application in the manner approved by the board.

(B) No later than sixty days prior to the expiration of a certificate to teach, the division shall notify each certificate holder of the certificate's scheduled expiration date and a mechanism for renewal.

(C) There shall be no fee for an initial or renewal application for a certificate to teach.

(D) A fee may be imposed for an application for reinstatement of a certificate to teach.

(E) An application that is not filled out in the manner as specified on the application will be deemed incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant with the notation that the application is incomplete.

(F) An applicant who has pled guilty to, had a judicial finding of guilt for, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment and/or intervention in lieu of conviction for any offense listed in rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code must, at the applicant's expense, submit with the application a certified copy of the judgment entry from the court in which the conviction occurred, a civilian background check from the bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCI&I), and a certified copy of the police report or law enforcement agency report, if applicable. Subject to the discretion of the division, failure to submit this documentation will render the application incomplete.

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.23

4765-18-15 Qualifications for a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor.

(A) An applicant for a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor must meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(2) In the preceding five years, has been certified or licensed for at least three years as an EMS provider, registered nurse, or physician assistant;

(3) Satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(5) Provides a signature from the program director verifying that the applicant has provided written documentation of qualifications to teach continuing education.

(B) Failure to meet any of the requirements in paragraph (A) of this rule may lead to board action under rule 4765-10-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/09

4765-18-16 Renewal requirements for a certificate to teach continuing education.

(A) An applicant for renewal of a certificate to teach continuing education must meet the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed renewal application, on a form approved by the board, on or before the expiration date of the current certificate;

(2) Continues to meet the requirements for a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor as set forth in this chapter;

(3) Satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(4) During the preceding certification cycle, has provided not less than six hours of instruction of an EMS continuing education program offered by an accredited or approved institution;

(5) During the preceding certification cycle, has completed two hours of instructional continuing education related to the objectives, as approved by the board, which can be found at www.ems.ohio.gov;

(6) Unless waived by the board, attends any mandatory meetings for continuing education instructors held by the board.

(B) Failure to meet any of the requirements in paragraph (A) of this rule may lead to board action under rule 4765-10-03 of the Administrative Code.

(C) An applicant for renewal must maintain records relating to the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) and (A)(6) of this rule for the current and previous certification cycle. Such records are subject to audit by the division, as directed by the board and in accordance with rule 4765-9-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A renewed certificate to teach continuing education does not become effective until the expiration of the current certificate.

Effective: 01/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/09

4765-18-17 Reinstatement of a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor.

(A) A certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor will expire on its expiration date if the applicant fails to either renew such certificate or request an extension prior to the expiration date, as provided in this chapter.

(B) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no more than two years, as follows:

(1) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(2) Submits an application fee of twenty-five dollars;

(3) Meets all qualifications for a certificate to teach as outlined in rule 4765-18-15 of the Administrative Code and this chapter;

(4) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Has previously held a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor, and such certificate was in good standing at the time the certificate expired;

(6) Provides the division with documentation of successful completion of all the renewal requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(4) to (A)(5) of rule 4765-18-16 of the Administrative Code for the last certification cycle. If the applicant has not completed the continuing education requirements, the applicant must complete all requirements prior to submitting an application. The applicant shall complete the hours of instruction of an EMS continuing education under the auspices of an EMS instructor through an accredited or approved institution.

(C) If a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor has been expired, or become invalid due to voluntary surrender, for more than two years, the applicant must meet all the requirements for a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor outlined in rule 4765-18-15 of the Administrative Code.

(D) If the individual previously held a certificate to teach as a continuing education instructor in the proceeding two years, the applicant must utilize the reinstatement process set forth in this rule.

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.23

4765-18-18 Qualifications for a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor.

(A) An applicant for a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor must meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(2) In the preceding five years, has been certified or licensed for at least three years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;

(3) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(4) Has passed the knowledge examination at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider, within the preceding three years;

(5) Passes the practical examination for the individual's level of certification, within the preceding three years;

(6) Completes the eight hours in instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services as outlined in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code;

(7) Completes ten hours of supervised teaching in the presence of an EMS instructor, under the auspices of an accredited institution;

(8) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Failure to meet any of the requirements in paragraph (A) of this rule may lead to board action under rule 4765-10-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/09

4765-18-19 Renewal of a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor.

(A) An applicant for renewal of a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor must meet the following criteria:

(1) Submit a completed renewal application, on a form approved by the board, on or before the expiration date of the current certificate;

(2) Continues to meet the requirements for a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor as set forth in this chapter;

(3) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(4) Satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice a set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(5) During the preceding certification cycle, has provided not less than sixteen hours of instruction of an EMS training or continuing education program offered by an accredited or approved institution;

(6) During the preceding certification cycle, has completed six hours of instructional continuing education related to the objectives, as approved by the board. The objectives can be found at http://www.ems.ohio.gov;

(7) Unless otherwise waived by the board, attends any mandatory instructor meetings held by the board.

(B) Failure to meet any of the requirements in paragraph (A) of this rule may lead to board action under rule 4765-10-03 of the Administrative Code.

(C) An applicant for renewal must maintain records relating to the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) and (A)(6) of this rule for the current and previous certification cycle. Such records are subject to audit by the division, as directed by the board and in accordance with rule 4765-9-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A renewed certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor does not become effective until the expiration of the current certificate.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/09, 1/1/11

4765-18-20 Reinstatement of a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor.

(A) A certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor will expire on its expiration date if the applicant fails to either renew such certificate or request an extension prior to the expiration date, as provided in this chapter.

(B) The board may reinstate a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor that has expired, or become invalid due to a voluntary surrender, for no more than six months as follows:

(1) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(2) Submits an application fee of seventy-five dollars;

(3) Meets all qualifications for a certificate to teach as outlined in rule 4765-18-18 of the Administrative Code and this chapter;

(4) Is in compliance with the requirements for a certificate to practice as set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code

(5) Has previously held a certificate to teach as a assistant EMS instructor, and such certificate was in good standing at the time the certificate expired;

(6) Provides the division with documentation of successful completion of the renewal requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-18-19 of the Administrative Code for the last certification cycle. If the applicant has not completed the continuing education requirements, the applicant must complete all requirements prior to submitting an application. The applicant shall complete the sixteen hours of instruction at an accredited or approved institution under the supervision of an EMS instructor.

(C) If a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor has been expired, or become invalid due to voluntary surrender, for more than six months, the applicant must meet all the requirements for a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor outlined in rule 4765-18-18 of the Administrative Code.

(D) If the individual previously held a certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor in the proceeding two years, the applicant must utilize the reinstatement process set forth in this rule.

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.23

4765-18-21 Upgrade process for certificate to teach as assistant EMS instructor to EMS instructor.

(A) An individual holding a current and valid certificate to teach as an assistant EMS instructor who wants to upgrade to an EMS instructor must meet all of the following:

(1) Submits a completed application as approved by the board;

(2) Must complete the fifty hours in instruction of adult students and basic teaching techniques or must complete the mentorship program, as required in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice a set forth in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Possesses a current and valid certificate to practice as an EMS provider or holds a current and valid Ohio license to practice as a registered nurse or a physician assistant;

(5) Has passed the knowledge examination at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider, within the preceding three years. However, if the individual passed the knowledge examination in order to become certified as an assistant EMS instructor, regardless of time lapsed since passing the test, the individual is not required to pass another knowledge examination.

(6) Has passed the instructional methods examination. Failure to pass this examination within three attempts within one year from completion of the instructor training program will require a completion of new EMS instructor training program.

(B) All requirements for the upgrade must be completed within the preceding three years.

Effective: 02/06/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 2/01/2009, 4/1/2011

4765-18-22 Reinstatement of a revoked certificate to teach.

(A) The board is not obligated to reinstate or issue a new certificate to teach to an applicant whose certificate to teach has been previously revoked.

(B) The board shall not reinstate or issue a new a certificate to teach to an applicant whose certificate to teach has been permanently revoked.

(C) The board shall not reinstate or issue a new certificate to teach to an applicant whose certificate to teach has been revoked for less than one year from the date on which the board order revoking such certificate is journalized with the board.

(D) Any applicant whose certificate to teach has been revoked by the board must complete all requirements for a certificate to teach for the level sought, as set forth in this chapter, as if the applicant is applying as a new applicant. Additionally the applicant must meet the following requirements:

(1) Submit a completed application;

(2) Previously held a certificate to teach for the level sought;

(3) The course of training completed by the applicant is significantly similar to the current curriculum requirements for the level of certification sought;

(4) Meets all qualifications for a certificate to practice as outlined in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

(E) In addition to having an applicant meet the requirements set forth in this rule, the board may also take into consideration other relevant factors, including but not limited to the following, when determining whether to grant a request for reinstatement:

(1) The nature and severity of the acts which resulted in revocation of the applicant's certificate;

(2) The time elapsed since the revocation;

(3) Additional convictions or violations of the Revised Code occurring after the revocation;

(4) Any evidence of rehabilitation, including but not limited to appropriate treatment or counseling, which the applicant may submit to the board;

(5) Evidence of additional education or training, which the applicant may submit to the board;

(6) Compliance with previous board orders, board-approved consent agreements, or court order sentencing;

(7) Employment history, including compliance with any departmental discipline, which the applicant may submit to the board.

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.23