Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-265-0110
Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal


(1) All licensed EMS providers must maintain current CPR certification as specified in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements, complete continuing education requirements as specified in sections (4) through (8) of this rule and maintain and submit records in accordance with OAR 333-265-0140 (Maintaining Continuing Education Records). Continuing education credits shall be completed between the date of the license holder’s last successful application to the date of the license holder’s current license renewal application.
(2) The following standards shall apply to the continuing education requirements identified in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements:
(a) Hour for hour credit shall be granted for:
(A) Attending training seminars, educational conferences, and continuing education classes within the license holder’s scope of practice;
(B) Attending a live, webinar, or interactive online course for the same or higher level of licensure. For purposes of this rule, a webinar or interactive online course must have the ability to give, receive, and discuss information in real time;
(C) Online continuing education that provides a certificate of completion and is approved by the CAPCE;
(D) Attending an accredited college course relating to medical and EMS-related topics. For purposes of this rule, hour for hour credit shall only be granted if a course syllabus is provided to the Authority that specifies the number of hours on a specific topic; or
(E) Teaching any of the topics listed in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements, if the license holder is qualified to teach the subject.
(b) No more than 50 percent of the total hours needed for each topic area may be obtained by:
(A) Self-study of medical journals, video or other media that is not CAPCE approved and is not facilitated by a live instructor. For purposes of this rule, each session of self-study must be approved by the agency training officer, EMS medical director or the Authority; or
(B) Being a psychomotor skills examiner, if the license holder is qualified as such.
(3) An EMS medical director may require additional continuing education requirements and skill competency.
(4) An EMR is required to:
(a) Complete 12 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements; or
(b) Complete all requirements of the National Registry for EMR recertification.
(5) An EMT is required to:
(a) Complete 24 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements; or
(b) Complete all requirements of the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician recertification.
(6) An AEMT is required to:
(a) Complete 36 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements; or
(b) Complete all requirements of the National Registry for AEMT recertification.
(7) An EMT-Intermediate is required to obtain at least 36 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements.
(8) A Paramedic is required to:
(a) Complete all requirements of the National Registry for Paramedic recertification; or
(b) Obtain at least 48 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements.
(9) When an EMR or EMT-I license holder obtains an initial license and there is less than 24 months before the license expires, the EMR or EMT-Intermediate license holder shall complete the continuing education credits specified in Appendix 2: Oregon Licensed EMR & EMT-Intermediate Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements when Initial Licensure is Less than 24 Months.
(10) In addition to the hours of continuing education required in this rule, any affiliated licensed EMS provider must, as specified in section 2 of Appendix 1: Oregon Licensed EMS Providers Minimum Continuing Education Requirements, demonstrate clinical skills competency through a hands-on evaluation supervised by the EMS medical director or his or her designee. An EMS medical director may require successful performance in a minimum number of clinical skills in these areas on either a human subject or a training mannequin (for example venipuncture or endotracheal intubation).
(11) It shall be the responsibility of each license holder to ensure the hours obtained meet the Authority’s license renewal requirements.
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