EMS & Fire Certifications

Reciprocity Packets & Applications

Application Fee: $75.00 application fee required with EMS provider reciprocity applications (check/money order payable to “Ohio Treasurer of State”). There are no reciprocity application fees for firefighter or fire instructor.

EMS Provider (EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic)
For purposes of granting reciprocity, the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services may review EMS license or certification requirements in other states, the district of Columbia, or the U.S. military to identify those that are substantially similar to the curriculum and certification standards set forth in Chapter 4765.01 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-19 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
EMS 5911 PDF Word
EMS Instructor
For purposes of granting reciprocity, the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services may grant 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, a certificate to teach as an EMS instructor, if the applicant meets all of the requirements set forth in 4765-18 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
EMS 1647 PDF Word
Firefighter (Volunteer, FFI, FFII)
For purposes of granting reciprocity, the executive director may review firefighter licensing or certification requirements and firefighter training standards from another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, any branch of the United States military, or other firefighter training program approved by the Division of EMS executive director to identify those requirements and standards that are substantially similar to the curriculum and certification standards as set forth in Chapters 4765-20 and 4765-24 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
EMS 5917 PDF Word
Fire Instructor
For purposes of granting reciprocity, the executive director may review firefighter instructor licensing or certification requirements and firefighter instructor training standards from another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, any branch of the United States military, or, other fire instructor training program approved by the executive director, to identify those requirements and standards that are substantially similar to the curriculum and certification standards set forth in section 4765.55 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapters 4765-21 and 4765-24 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
EMS 5918 PDF Word

Certifications not eligible for certification via reciprocity per the Ohio Administrative Code:

  • Fire Safety Inspector
  • Hazard Recognition Officer
  • Assistant EMS Instructor
  • Assistant Fire Instructor
  • Live Fire Instructor

 

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