10A NCAC 13P .0510        renewal of credentials for level i and level ii ems instructors

(a)  Level I and Level II EMS Instructor applicants shall renew credentials by presenting documentation to the OEMS that they:

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

(2)           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)          to renew 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)          to renew a credential to teach at the AEMT or Paramedic level, 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;

(3)           completed 96 hours of EMS instruction at the level of application; and

(4)           completed 24 hours of educational professional development as defined by the educational institution that provides for:

(A)          enrichment of knowledge;

(B)          development or change of attitude in students; or

(C)          acquisition or improvement of skills; and

(5)           within one year prior to renewal application, attend an OEMS Instructor workshop sponsored by the OEMS.

(b)  An individual may renew a Level I or Level II EMS Instructor credential under the legal recognition option defined in G.S. 131E-159(c).

(c)  The credential of a Level I or Level II EMS Instructor is 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(a); 131E-159(b); 143-508(d)(3);

Eff. February 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. February 1,  2009;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2017.