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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/17/2022

12VAC5-31-1551. EMS education coordinator certification process.

A. Eligible EMS education coordinator candidates will submit an application to include endorsement from an EMS physician.

B. Upon receipt and verification of the application, the eligible EMS education coordinator candidate will receive an eligibility to test letter and must complete a written and practical examination.

1. The EMS education coordinator application is valid for a period of two years from either primary test attempt date or 180 days after the application is approved, whichever is less. During this period of time, the candidate cannot submit another EMS education coordinator application.

2. An EMS education coordinator candidate written testing process shall have a primary and secondary attempt.

a. Primary written testing attempt is the first attempt at the EMS education coordinator written testing process.

b. Primary retest requires the candidate to retest the written test within 90 days of the date the primary test was attempted.

c. Secondary written testing occurs when a candidate fails the primary attempt and either fails the primary retest or does not retest within 90 days of the primary written attempt.

d. Secondary written test eligibility is initiated 90 days from the date of the failed primary retest or 180 days after the date of the failed primary test, whichever is less.

e. Secondary written retest requires the candidate to retest the written test within 90 days of the date the secondary test was attempted.

3. An EMS education coordinator candidate practical testing process shall have a primary and secondary attempt which cannot begin before the written primary test.

a. Primary practical testing attempt is the first attempt at the EMS education coordinator practical testing process.

b. Primary retest requires the candidate to retest that portion of the practical test failed. Same day retesting is allowed only if the candidate fails less than 75% of the practical test.

c. Secondary practical testing is initiated after practical primary retest failure and requires the candidate test all practical stations.

d. Secondary retest requires the candidate to retest that portion of the practical test failed. Same day retesting is allowed only if the candidate fails less than 75% of the secondary attempt on the practical testing.

C. After successfully completing the written and practical examination, the qualified eligible EMS education coordinator candidate shall attend training as required by OEMS.

D. All components of the EMS education coordinator certification process must be completed within two years from the end of the month of the primary test attempt or 180 days after approved and eligibility for testing is initiated, whichever is less.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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