Training & Education

EMS Provider Certification Audits

On the front page of the EMS audit form there is a black shaded area entitled “Directions”. It is important to read and follow the directions carefully.

You need to list all your continuing education taken during the audited certification cycle. Hours must be listed for each specific area (Pediatric CE, Geriatric CE, Trauma CE, Cardiology CE, and Other Topic Areas CE). Once you have completed the list of CE for the audited certification cycle, go back and check that each session listed has a certificate of completion attached. Each certificate must be signed by the program coordinator of the attended training. If you don’t list the CE training sessions individually, you may not receive the credit you deserve for the CE classes taken and/or credit for specific types of CE training attended. Only continuing education attended during the audited certification period will be accepted.

Please note: The State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services has agreed to accept a computer printout of “Approved” continuing education training from an “Approved” continuing education training program, as long as the computer printout contains the same information as the certificate of completion and the program coordinator signs the computer printout to attest to the completion of the training.

EMS certificate holders may have other options in lieu of continuing education:

  1. If you have a current National Registry card, indicate that on the form and attach a copy of the card and documentation of completion of the Ohio Trauma Triage Course.  Sign, date and return the audit form and Ohio Trauma Triage certificate to the Division of EMS.
  2. If you chose to “Test in Lieu of Continuing Education” and successfully passed the appropriate examination during the last six months of the certification period, check the box indicating passing of the examination, sign, date, and return the audit form to the Division of EMS.

If you have not completed the required continuing education or instructional hours, provide information on any hours that were completed, and then sign, date, and return the form to the Division of EMS.


Please keep your contact information current to ensure you can be reached in the event of an audit. If we are unable to reach you, the matter will be turned over to the Investigations Section, and disciplinary action, up to and including revocation, may be imposed.

Please email EMS Education or call 614-466-9447 with questions regarding the audit process.

Have Questions?

Email EMS Education or Fire Education

Or call (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785

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