EMS & Fire Certifications

EMS Assistant Instructor Certification

“EMS assistant instructor” means a person who holds a certificate to teach an EMS training program or EMS continuing education program, issued in accordance with section 4765.23 of the Revised Code and rule 4765-18-18 of the Administrative Code. All course instruction and preparation must occur under the mentorship of a certified EMS instructor.

Course Entrance Requirements

Prior to admission into an EMS assistant instructor course, an individual shall meet all of the following requirements:

  • In the preceding five years, has been certified or licensed for at least three years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;
  • Possesses a current and valid 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;
  • Successfully passed the instructor knowledge examination, as set forth in rule 4765-18-03 of the Administrative Code, within the preceding three years at the level of the individual’s certificate to practice as an EMS provider;
  • Successfully passed the practical examination, as set forth in rule 4765-18-03 of the Administrative Code, within the preceding three years at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider.

Ohio Administrative Code: 4765-18-18

 

Qualifications

An applicant for an EMS assistant instructor certificate shall meet all of the following requirements:

  • Submits a completed "EMS Assistant Instructor Initial Application";
  • In the preceding five years, has been certified or licensed for at least three years as an EMS provider, registered nurse or physician assistant;
  • Possesses a current and valid 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;
  • Successfully passed the instructor knowledge examination, as set forth in rule 4765-18-03 of the Administrative Code, within the preceding three years at the level of the individual’s certificate to practice as an EMS provider;
  • Successfully passed the practical examination, as set forth in rule 4765-18-03 of the Administrative Code, within the preceding three years at the level of the individual's certificate to practice as an EMS provider,
  • Successfully completed the eight hours in instruction specific to the field of emergency medical services as outlined in rule 4765-18-04 of the Administrative Code;
  • Completes ten hours of supervised teaching in the presence of an EMS instructor, under the auspices of an accredited institution;
  • Is in compliance with the requirements set for the in paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12) of rule 4765-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

Ohio Administrative Code: 4765-18-18

 

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