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WAC 246-976-032: Senior EMS instructor (SEI) reapproval of recognition

Published: 2015

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WAC 246-976-032

Senior EMS instructor (SEI) reapproval of recognition.

(1) To become reapproved, an SEI must meet the requirements identified in Table A of this section.
(2) The renewal application procedures (RAP) will be provided by the department to individuals upon recognition as an SEI. The RAP must be completed by the SEI during the recognition period.
Table A
Requirements For Senior EMS Instructor Reapproval



Document proof of completion of the following prerequisites:

• Current or previous recognition as a Washington state SEI;

• Current Washington state certification at the EMT or higher EMS certification level;

• Current recognition as a health care provider level CPR instructor from a nationally recognized training program for CPR, foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO), and defibrillation;

• Pass an examination developed and administered by the department on current EMS training and certification statutes, Washington Administrative Code (WAC), the Uniform Disciplinary Act (UDA) and course administration.

Candidate objectives:

Successfully complete the following objectives for each recognition period:

• Coordinate and perform as the lead SEI for one initial EMR or EMT course including the supervision of all practical skills evaluations;

• Receive performance evaluations from a currently recognized SEI, on two candidate instructed EMR or EMT course lessons;

• Perform two performance evaluations on the instruction of EMR or EMT course lessons for SEI initial or renewal recognition candidates; and

• Attend one department-approved SEI or instructor improvement workshop.

Candidate evaluation:

Evaluations of the performance of instructor objectives will be conducted by an SEI and completed on documents identified in the RAP. These documents consist of;

• An evaluation form, to evaluate lesson instruction objectives performed by the candidate;

• A quality improvement record, to document improvement necessary to successfully complete an instructor objective performed by the candidate; and

• An objective completion record, to document successful completion of each instructor objective performed by the candidate.


Submit the documented prerequisites and the completed RAP, including the application/agreement and all documents completed during the renewal of recognition process, to the county MPD to obtain a recommendation.

The completed application must be submitted to the department including:

• Current proof of successful completion of the prerequisites listed in this section;

• The original SEI renewal application/agreement that has been signed by the candidate and the county MPD; and

• The original completed RAP document and all forms used for evaluation, quality improvement purposes and verification of successful completion as identified in the RAP.

(3) An EMS instructor approved in another state, country, or U.S. military branch may obtain reciprocal recognition. To become an SEI, the applicant must:
(a) Meet the initial recognition prerequisites as defined in this section;
(b) Provide proof of at least three years of instructional experience as a state approved EMS instructor. If the applicant cannot provide proof of instructional experience, the initial recognition application process must be completed;
(c) Instruct two initial EMT course topics, be evaluated on the instruction by a current Washington SEI, and receive a positive recommendation for approval by the SEI; and
(d) Complete the renewal application and submit it to the department.
(4) An SEI whose recognition has expired for more than twelve months must complete the initial recognition process.
(5) Approval is effective on the date the department issues the certificate. Certifications must be renewed every three years. The expiration date is indicated on the certification card.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.71, 18.73, and 70.168 RCW. WSR 11-07-078, § 246-976-032, filed 3/22/11, effective 5/15/11.]