Or. Admin. R. 333-265-0023 - EMS Provider Examinations

(1) EMR Exam:
(a) In order to be licensed as an EMR, a candidate shall complete and pass both a cognitive and psychomotor examination within 12 months of completing the required course.
(b) The EMR cognitive and psychomotor examination must be administered by an entity approved by the Authority to conduct EMR courses and shall use a cognitive and psychomotor exam approved by the Authority.
(2) EMT Exam:
(a) In order to be licensed as an EMT, a candidate shall complete and pass both the cognitive and psychomotor examination designated by the National Registry.
(b) The Authority has adopted the National Registry exam standard: Emergency Medical Technician, Psychomotor Examination User Guide; September 1, 2016, incorporated by reference.
(c) An EMT examination for licensure will be administered by an EMS licensing officer and hosted by an educational institution or Authority approved non-educational institution that offers EMT courses.
(3) AEMT Exam:
(a) In order to be licensed as an AEMT, a candidate shall complete and pass both the cognitive and psychomotor examination designated by the National Registry.
(b) The Authority has adopted the National Registry exam standard: Advanced Level Examination Coordinator Manual; January 1, 2017, incorporated by reference.
(c) An AEMT psychomotor examination is a National Registry examination offered at various times during the year by the Authority. An AEMT candidate may also take the appropriate psychomotor examination in any state.
(4) EMT-Intermediate Exam: In order to be licensed as an EMT-Intermediate, a candidate shall complete and pass a psychomotor examination in accordance with OAR 333-265-0024.
(5) Paramedic Exam:
(a) In order to be licensed as a Paramedic, a candidate shall complete and pass both the cognitive and psychomotor examination designated by the National Registry.
(b) The Authority has adopted the National Registry exam standard: Advanced Level Examination Coordinator Manual; January 1, 2017, incorporated by reference.
(c) A Paramedic psychomotor examination is a National Registry examination offered at various times during the year by the Authority. A Paramedic candidate may also take the appropriate psychomotor examination in any state.
(6) The Authority shall establish the passing scores for EMR and EMT-Intermediate exams. The National Registry shall establish the passing scores for EMT, AEMT and Paramedic exams.
(7) In order to take the cognitive or psychomotor exam for an AEMT, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic, the EMS provider must be currently licensed at the level immediately below the level they are wishing to attain, except as provided in section (8) of this rule.
(8) Notwithstanding section (7), a currently licensed EMT or AEMT may take the Paramedic cognitive or psychomotor exam if the EMT or AEMT is enrolled in a two year degree program at an educational institution.
(9) A candidate seeking accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act shall notify:
(a) The National Registry for the EMT, AEMT or Paramedic exam; or
(b) The Authority for the EMR or EMT-Intermediate exam.
(c) The Authority shall consider and act on the request in accordance with its policies and relevant laws.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 333-265-0023
PH 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-08; PH 13-2010, f. 6-30-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; PH 15-2011, f. 12-28-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; PH 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-13; PH 15-2015, f. 8-28-15, cert. ef. 9/3/2015; PH 8-2017, f. & cert. ef. 3/30/2017; PH 255-2018, amend filed 09/25/2018, effective 9/25/2018

Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the National Registry of EMT's website: www.nremt.org [File Link Not Available].

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 682.017, 682.208 & 682.216

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 682.017, 682.208 & 682.216

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