(a)  Applicants for credentialing as a Level I EMS Instructor shall:

(1)           be currently credentialed by the OEMS as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic;

(2)           have three years experience at the scope of practice for the level of application;

(3)           within one year prior to application,  complete an evaluation  that demonstrates the applicant's ability to provide didactic and clinical instruction based on the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective educational objectives in Rule .0501(b) of this Section consistent with their level of application and approved by the OEMS:

(A)          for a credential to teach at the EMT level, this evaluation shall be conducted under the direction of a Level II EMS Instructor credentialed at or above the level of application; and

(B)          for a credential to teach at the AEMT or Paramedic levels, this evaluation shall be conducted under the direction of the educational medical advisor, or a Level II EMS Instructor credentialed at or above the level of application and designated by the educational medical advisor;

(4)           have 100 hours of teaching experience at the level of application in an approved EMS educational program or a program determined by OEMS staff in their professional judgment equivalent to an EMS education program;

(5)           complete an educational program as described in Rule .0501(d) of this Section;

(6)           within one year prior to application, attend an OEMS Instructor workshop sponsored by the OEMS.  A listing of scheduled OEMS Instructor workshops is available from the OEMS at https://cis.emspic.org/CIS/Go; and

(7)           have a high school diploma or General Education Development certificate.

(b)  An individual seeking credentialing for Level I EMS Instructor may qualify for initial credentialing under the legal recognition option defined in G.S. 131E-159(c).

(c)  The credential of a Level I EMS Instructor shall be valid for four years, or less pursuant to G.S. 131E-159(c) unless any of the following occurs:

(1)           the OEMS imposes an administrative action against the instructor credential; or

(2)           the instructor fails to maintain a current EMT,  AEMT, or Paramedic credential at the highest level that the instructor is approved to teach.

(d)  Pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 131E-159(h), the Department shall not issue an EMS credential for any person listed on the Department of Public Safety, Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry, or who was convicted of an offense that would have required registration if committed at a time when registration would have been required by law.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-159; 143-508(d)(3);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;

Eff. February 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. January 1,  2009;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2017.