EMS & Fire Certifications

Live Fire Instructor Reinstatement

Expired or surrendered certificates are reinstated in accordance with 4765-21-07 of the Administrative Code.

Revoked certificates are reinstated in accordance with 4765-21-08 of the Administrative Code.

To reinstate a Live Fire Instructor certificate:

  • An applicant must have previously held a Live Fire Instructor certificate that was in good standing at the time the certificate expired; and
  • The Live Fire Instructor certificate shall have been expired less than two years*; and
  • An applicant shall possess a current and valid Firefighter I or Firefighter II certificate that is in good standing; and
  • An applicant shall possess a current and valid Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor certificate that is in good standing; and
  • An applicant shall submit an application fee of $75.00 dollars (check or money order made payable to Ohio Treasurer of State); and
  • An applicant shall submit a completed Fire, Fire Safety Inspector, and/or Live Fire Instructor Reinstatement Application.
*An applicant whose Live Fire Instructor certificate has expired for two years or more is not eligible for reinstatement and must apply as a new applicant.

2 Years or More Since Certificate Expiration

Not eligible for reinstatement. Must apply as a new applicant.


NOTE: A holder of a current and valid Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor certificate, exempt ("grandfathered") from Live Fire Training Operations Course requirements shall no longer be exempt from the requirements to complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" and the "Live Fire Training Operations Job Performance Requirement Check-Off" if the Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor certificate has lapsed since April 7, 2014.

NOTE: If a Fire Instructor, who held a Live Fire Instructor certificate that was in good standing at the time of expiration or voluntary surrender, is reinstated by the executive director, the Live Fire Instructor certificate shall automatically be reinstated if the certificate has been expired or surrendered for a period of less than two years.

 

Reinstatement Requirements - Printable Version

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