Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-265-0018
Course Director Qualifications for EMR Courses


(1) An ambulance service or entity that has been approved by the Authority to conduct an EMR course must have a qualified course director.
(2) An EMR course director must:
(a) Have appropriate training and experience to fulfill the role and have the credentials that demonstrate such training and experience;
(b) Be currently licensed in Oregon as an EMT or higher, have a minimum of three years of prehospital care experience and be in good standing with the Authority, or be an EMS medical director;
(c) Have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor card or certificate of course completion that meets or exceeds the 2015 American Heart Association ECC guidelines or equivalent, unless this requirement is waived by the Authority in advance; and
(d) Have successfully completed one of the following:
(A) The National Association of EMS Educators Instructor I Course, developed in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 2002;
(B) The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Instructor I course;
(C) Have at least 40 hours of the Instructor Development Program offered by the DPSST;
(D) A minimum of three college credits in adult educational theory and practice or vocational educational theory and practice from an accredited institution of higher learning;
(E) A minimum of three years working as a full time EMT or higher with a licensed ambulance service and has experience conducting training; or
(F) Other instructor course approved by the Authority.
(3) An EMR Course Director:
(a) Is responsible for course planning and organizing, including scheduling lectures, coordinating, arranging, and conducting the written and psychomotor course completion and licensure examination;
(b) Is the primary instructor, who conducts at least 50 percent of the didactic sessions, unless this requirement is waived by the Authority in advance;
(c) Must ensure, if guest instructors are used, that the guest instructor is qualified to teach the subject matter, meets requirements set forth in OAR 333-265-0020 (Approved EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic Course Director), and presents lessons that address all objectives identified in the course curriculum for the topic being presented. A guest instructor must:
(A) Be qualified and have the expertise in the specific course subject; and
(B) Follow the course curriculum and meet the course objectives for that specific subject.
(d) Must ensure that after completion of the course and successfully passing the written and psychomotor examinations each student is offered guidance on the process and how to apply for licensure through the Authority; and
(e) Must have written documentation showing whether a student has successfully completed an EMS provider course as described in OAR 333-265-0014 (EMS Provider Course Requirements).
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