Rule 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, 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.
(2) Passes the practical examination for the individual's level of certification, within the preceding three years. The practical examination shall be administered under the auspices of 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.
(D) The division shall consider relevant education, training, or service completed by the holder of a certificate to practice as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Ohio national guard, the Ohio military reserve, the Ohio naval militia, or the national guard of any other state or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States; in determining whether the holder of a certificate to practice has met the experience and educational requirements for a certificate to teach as set forth in this chapter.