EMS & Fire Certifications

Live Fire Instructor Reinstatement

Expired or surrendered certificates are reinstated in accordance with 4765-21-07 of the Administrative Code.

Revoked certificates are reinstated in accordance with 4765-21-08 of the Administrative Code.

To reinstate a Live Fire Instructor certificate:

  • An applicant must have previously held a Live Fire Instructor certificate that was in good standing at the time the certificate expired; and
  • The Live Fire Instructor certificate shall have been expired less than two years; and
  • An applicant shall possess a current and valid Firefighter I or Firefighter II certificate that is in good standing; and
  • An applicant shall possess a current and valid Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor certificate that is in good standing; and
  • An applicant shall submit an application fee of $75.00 dollars (check or money order made payable to Ohio Treasurer of State); and
  • An applicant shall submit a completed Fire, Fire Safety Inspector, and/or Live Fire Instructor Reinstatement Application.

2 Years or More Since Certificate Expiration – Not Eligible for Reinstatement

If a Live Fire Instructor certificate has been expired or becomes invalid due to voluntary surrender, for two years or more from the expiration date or date of surrender, the applicant shall complete a new "Live Fire Training Operations Course" and "Live Fire Training Operations Job Performance Requirement Check-Off," and meet all requirements for a Live Fire Instructor certificate as set forth in rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code. The applicant must apply as a new applicant.

Exempt (“Grandfathered”) Live Fire Certification – Not Eligible for Reinstatement

A holder of a current and valid Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor certificate, exempt ("grandfathered") from Live Fire Training Operations Course requirements shall no longer be exempt from the requirements to complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" and the "Live Fire Training Operations Job Performance Requirement Check-Off" if the Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor certificate has lapsed since April 7, 2014. The applicant shall complete a new "Live Fire Training Operations Course" and "Live Fire Training Operations Job Performance Requirement Check-Off," and meet all requirements for a Live Fire Instructor certificate as set forth in rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code. The applicant must apply as a new applicant.

Assistant Fire Instructor – Not Eligible for Reinstatement

Assistant Fire Instructors are not eligible for reinstatement. Expiration or surrender of an Assistant Fire Instructor certification results in loss of a Live Fire Instructor certification. An Assistant Fire Instructor certificate shall be reacquired prior to being eligible for the Live Fire Instructor certification. Upon reacquisition of the Assistant Fire Instructor certificate the candidate shall complete a new "Live Fire Training Operations Course" and "Live Fire Training Operations Job Performance Requirement Check-Off," and meet all requirements for a Live Fire Instructor certificate as set forth in rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code.

NOTE: If a Fire Instructor who held a Live Fire Instructor certificate achieved through successful completion of the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" and "Live Fire Training Operations Job Performance Requirement Check-Off" (non-"grandfathered"), that was in good standing at the time of expiration or voluntary surrender, is reinstated by the executive director, the Live Fire Instructor certificate shall automatically be reinstated if the certificate has been expired or surrendered for a period of less than two years.

Reinstatement Requirements - Printable Version

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