| (3) A candidate whose inactive certification has been
expired more than 90 days but less than one year may renew the inactive
certification upon submitting a fee of two times the normally required
renewal fee as described in subsection (a)(4) of this section. If
the applicant has already submitted an application and fee, but has
not met all of the requirements prior to the 90th day after expiration,
another application will not be required, but a total of two times
the fee shall be necessary. The applicant shall be recertified for
a period of four years beginning on the date of issuance.
(4) A candidate whose inactive certificate has been
expired more than one year must regain active certification before
reapplying for inactive certification as described in subsection (g)
of this section.
(g) Inactive to active certification.
(1) An inactive certificant prior to the expiration
of the first four-year inactive certification period may obtain active
certification by submitting an application and the non-refundable
fee to the department, as described in subsection (a)(4) of this section
and by completing one of the following options:
(A) Option 1--meet the normal four year continuing
education requirement for certification renewal as listed in subsection
(b)(2) of this section, submit verification of skills proficiency
from an approved education program or recognized physician by the
department, and pass the National Registry EMT cognitive assessment
(B) Option 2--complete a department approved recertification
course, and pass the National Registry EMT psychomotor (practical)
exam and cognitive assessment exam.
(2) A certificant who has held inactive certification
for more than four years may return to active certification only by
completing requirements described in §157.33(a) or (j) of this
(h) For all applications and renewal applications,
the department is authorized to collect subscription and convenience
fees, in amounts determined by the Texas Online Authority, to recover
costs associated with application and renewal application processing
through Texas Online.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §157.34 adopted to be effective August 31, 2006, 31 TexReg 6739; amended to be effective February 12, 2017, 42 TexReg 430; amended to be effective December 5, 2019, 44 TexReg 7396