Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-265-0026
EMS Licensing Officer Application and Approval


(1) Effective March 31, 2019, an EMS licensing officer must be approved by the Authority.
(2) Any person wishing to act as an EMS licensing officer shall complete an electronic application in a manner prescribed by the Authority.
(3) A course director may not serve as a licensing officer for an educational institution or non-educational institution in which the course director was the primary instructor for an EMS provider course.
(4) The following minimum training, experience, and credentials are necessary for consideration:
(a) Hold a current Oregon EMT license or higher with a minimum of five years of prehospital care experience, and be in good standing with the Authority;
(b) Attend an initial EMS Licensing Officer course offered by the Authority;
(c) Complete and successfully pass an electronic EMS Licensing Officer examination; and
(d) Successful completion of at least one of the courses specified in OAR 333-265-0018 (Course Director Qualifications for EMR Courses)(2)(d).
(5) Notwithstanding section (3) of this rule, an EMS licensing officer attending an EMT-Intermediate psychomotor examination must be licensed in Oregon at least at an EMT-Intermediate level with at least two years field experience at that level or above and is in good standing with the Authority.
(6) An applicant for an EMS licensing officer must provide a letter of sponsorship from the educational institution or non-educational institution that will host the EMT or EMT-Intermediate psychomotor examination.
(7) Approval as an EMS licensing officer shall expire three years from the date approval was issued. In order to renew approval, the EMS licensing officer shall:
(a) Complete and sign a renewal application form prescribed by the Authority certifying that the information in the renewal application is correct and truthful;
(b) Complete and successfully pass an electronic EMS Licensing Officer examination;
(c) Submit two peer review forms as prescribed by the Authority:
(A) One peer review must be conducted by the renewing applicant on another Authority approved EMS licensing officer.
(B) The second peer review must be conducted by an Authority approved EMS licensing officer on the renewing applicant.
(C) Additional peer reviews forms may be required by the Authority.
(8) When an EMS licensing officer fails to meet the requirements set forth in this rule, the EMS licensing officer is no longer eligible to conduct an EMT or EMT-Intermediate psychomotor examination and any exam results from such will be nullified.
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