Rule 4765-18-11 | Reciprocity qualifications for a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor.
[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule see rule 4765-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]
(A) An individual who has completed a course of instruction in teaching methodology in another state, the district of Columbia, a United States territory, as a member of the armed forces of the United States military, the Ohio national guard, the Ohio military reserve, the Ohio naval militia, the national guard of any other state or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, 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) Has successfully completed a course of instruction that is substantially similar to the curriculum requirements set forth in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code;
(2) Submits a completed "EMS Instructor Reciprocity Application";
(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. An individual who is a registered nurse or physician assistant must pass the knowledge examination at the paramedic level;
(6) Has passed 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. An individual who is a registered nurse or physician assistant must pass the practical exam at the paramedic level;
(7) Has successfully completed the following requirements for an EMS instructor training program set forth in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code:
(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 eight hours in instruction and ten hours of supervised teaching as set forth in paragraphs (A)(7)(a) and (A)(7)(b) of this rule. 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.
(9) An applicant who has not resided in the state of Ohio for five years immediately preceding the date of application shall provide the division with a criminal records check of the applicant in accordance with section 109.572 of the Revised Code obtained from the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation and including information from the federal bureau of investigation. An applicant's failure to submit this documentation renders the application for reciprocity incomplete.
(B) Notwithstanding the requirements set forth in other sections of this rule, 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, 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 fulfilled the certificate qualifications.
(C) 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.
(D) If a person is eligible for reinstatement as set forth in rule 4765-18-08 of the Administrative Code, then that person is not eligible to be issued a certificate under this rule.
Last updated January 3, 2022 at 9:43 AM