Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
8/17/2022

Article 7. Emt Instructor, Als Coordinator, and EMS Education Coordinator

12VAC5-31-1541. Reserved.

Article 7
EMT Instructor, ALS Coordinator, and EMS Education Coordinator

Historical Notes

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

12VAC5-31-1542. Reserved.

Historical Notes

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

12VAC5-31-1543. EMT-Instructor recertification.

This section will expire on October 10, 2014.

A. The EMT instructor's certification shall be renewed every two years. To fulfill the recertification requirements, the EMT instructor must:

1. Instruct a minimum of 50 hours of EMT or First Responder subject material in approved courses within the two-year certification period. This requirement only may be met through instruction of standard Basic Life Support training courses or other programs approved for Basic Life Support (Category 1) continuing education credit.

2. Successfully complete a minimum of one EMS instructor update within the two-year certification period.

3. Successfully complete the EMT written certification examination with a minimum passing score of 80%. This examination may be completed at any time following attendance of an EMS instructor update. If the EMT instructor is affiliated with a licensed EMS agency, this examination may be waived by the EMS agency's OMD.

B. Have no physical or mental impairment that would render the instructor unable to perform and evaluate all practical skills and tasks required of an EMT.

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; Errata 29:2 VA.R. 335-336 September 24, 2012.

12VAC5-31-1544. EMT-Instructor reentry.

This section will expire on October 10, 2014.

Individuals whose EMT instructor certification has expired may regain full certification through completion of the reentry program within two years of their previous expiration date provided:

1. If the EMT instructor has completed the teaching requirements but is unable to fulfill one or more of the remaining requirements, the remaining requirements for recertification shall be completed within two years following the expiration date. However, if the required EMT examination was not completed prior to expiration, this examination may not be waived by an EMS Agency OMD.

2. If the EMT instructor has not completed the teaching requirements, the following requirements will be necessary for reentry:

a. Successful completion of the EMT instructor written and practical pretest examinations.

b. Attendance of the administrative portions of an EMT instructor institute.

3. Upon completion of the applicable requirements for reentry, new EMT instructor credentials will be issued for a two-year period. Thereafter, all of the requirements for recertification under 12VAC5-31-1545 will apply.

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; Errata 29:2 VA.R. 335-336 September 24, 2012.

12VAC5-31-1545. Reserved.

Historical Notes

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

12VAC5-31-1546. Reserved.

Historical Notes

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

12VAC5-31-1547. Renewal of Advanced Life Support coordinator.

A. An ALS coordinator must maintain current certification as a Virginia ALS provider or licensure as a doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, registered nurse, or physician assistant.

B. An ALS coordinator must resubmit an ALS coordinator certification application before his expiration month.

C. Successfully complete a minimum of one EMS instructor update or an ALS coordinator meeting within the two-year certification period.

D. A individual whose ALS coordinator certification has expired may regain full endorsement through completion of the reentry program within two years of his previous expiration date provided he:

1. Submits a completed ALS coordinator certification application; and

2. Successfully completes a minimum of one EMS instructor update or an ALS coordinator meeting within the two-year certification period.

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.

12VAC5-31-1548. EMS Education coordinator.

A. The EMS education coordinator may announce and teach courses at or below his provider certification level. An EMS education coordinator who certifies at a higher level may not begin announcing or coordinating courses at that level until they have attained one year of field experience at that level.

B. Performance of any medical procedure is not permitted based upon EMS education coordinator certification.

C. Current EMT instructors and ALS coordinators will be transitioned to EMS education coordinator within four years of (the effective date of these regulations).

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.

12VAC5-31-1549. EMS Education coordinator prerequisites.

Prerequisites for certification as an EMS education coordinator are:

1. Be a minimum of 21 years of age.

2. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

3. Hold current Virginia EMS certifications as an EMT or higher level Virginia EMS certification.

4. Have three years medical experience with a minimum of two years verified field experience as an EMS provider at the appropriate EMS level or two years of current Virginia licensure as a registered nurse, physician assistant, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or doctor of medicine.

5. Must not have any EMS compliance enforcement actions within the previous five years.

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.

12VAC5-31-1550. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 3, eff. January 15, 2003; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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.

12VAC5-31-1552. EMS education coordinator recertification process.

A. To be eligible to recertify, the EMS education coordinator shall:

1. Maintain his provider certification.

2. Teach a minimum of 50 hours of initial certification or Category 1 CE and provide documentation of completion submitted in a process established by OEMS.

3. Complete one EMS education coordinator update in the three-year certification period.

4. Submit an EMS education coordinator application to include endorsement from an EMS physician.

B. Upon completion of the recertification requirements, the EMS education coordinator will receive an "Eligibility Notice" and must take and pass the EMS education coordinator recertification examination.

C. All recertification requirements must be completed and submitted to OEMS prior to the certification expiration date.

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; Errata 29:3 VA.R. 642 October 8, 2012.

12VAC5-31-1553. EMS education coordinator reentry.

A. If an EMS education coordinator does not complete or submit all recertification requirements prior to his expiration date, he will go into a two-year reentry period.

B. During the reentry, the EMS education coordinator will not be allowed to coordinate any certification or CE courses. Any current courses in progress at the time of loss of EMS education coordinator certification will be suspended.

C. All outstanding recertification requirements shall be completed during the reentry period.

D. Failure to complete all recertification requirements during the reentry period will require the provider to complete the entire certification process as prescribed in 12VAC5-31-1551.

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.

12VAC5-31-1560. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 3, eff. January 15, 2003; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff October 10, 2012.

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