Rule 4765-18-04 | EMS instructor training program curriculum.
[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule see rule 4765-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]
(A) An EMS instructor training program shall consist of a minimum of sixty hours and shall be allocated as follows:
(1) Forty hours in instruction of adult students and basic teaching techniques as set forth in the "Ohio Fire and EMS Instructor Curriculum";
(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 forty 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 passes 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 forty 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 auspices of an accredited institution.
(D) In lieu of the requirement set forth in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule, an accredited institution may utilize a mentorship program that covers the objectives of the forty 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 forty hours of instruction are met;
(3) The mentorship must be instructed by certified EMS instructors under the auspices of an accredited institution.
(E) 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 an EMS instructor set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule.