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PDFWAC 246-976-142

To obtain reciprocal (out-of-state) EMS certification, based on a current out-of-state or national EMS certification approved by the department.

To apply for certification, an applicant must submit to the department:
(1) A completed certification application on forms provided by the department; and
(2) Proof of meeting the requirements identified in Table A of this section.
Table A
Reciprocity—Out-of-State Applicants Seeking EMS Certification
EMS educational program:
EMS courses conducted according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, national EMS training course standards.
After June 30, 1996, paramedic training program must be accredited by a national accrediting organization approved by the department.
Additional education:
Provide proof of a department-approved four-hour infectious disease course or a seven-hour HIV/AIDS course as required by chapter 70.24 RCW.
Current credential:
Provide proof of valid EMS certification from another state or national certifying agency approved by the department.
Certification examination:
Provide proof of a passing score on a department-approved certification examination for the level of certification. The score is valid for twelve months from the date of the examination. After twelve months, a passing score on a department-approved certification examination is required. Applicants will have three attempts within twelve months from the first examination date to pass the examination.
Certification application:
High school diploma or GED: Required for EMT, AEMT and paramedic only.
Provide proof of identity - State or federal photo I.D. (military ID, driver's license, passport).
Provide proof of age - At least eighteen years of age. Variances to this age requirement will not be granted.
Provide proof of EMS agency association - Active membership, paid or volunteer with:
Licensed aid or ambulance service;
Law enforcement agency;
Business with organized industrial safety team;
Senior EMS instructors or training coordinators, teaching at department-approved EMS training programs, who are unable to be associated with approved agencies above.
Recommendation of county medical program director - required. MPD must sign application.
Background check - required. May include requirement for fingerprint card and FBI background check.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.71, 18.73, and 70.168 RCW. WSR 11-07-078, § 246-976-142, filed 3/22/11, effective 5/15/11.]
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