(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