Skip to main content
Back To Top Top Back To Top
This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 4765-15-03 | Emergency medical technician continuing education.


[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this chapter and Chapters 4765-01 to 4765-10 and 4765-12 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code, see rule 4765-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]

(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 Renewal Application" to the division, no later than the expiration date of the granted extension.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4765.11
Amplifies: 4765.16, 4765.24, 4765.31
Five Year Review Date: 3/1/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1996, 2/22/1999, 5/1/2003, 7/2/2009, 2/6/2012, 10/18/2013