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Carpetbagger needs some help

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by Inlandwannabe1, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Inlandwannabe1

    Inlandwannabe1 Forum Ride Along

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    Hello There-

    I'm in Washington state. I moved from out of state- medic since 2001. Combined experience on private Ambo, paid f.d., and 11 years of HEMS. Still have state/national cert.

    My school back in 2001 was not accredited- School/program is accredited now. Is there any way thru to get reciprocity? Initialy was told no, AND then, they review on a case to case basis. If anybody has a resource, or past experience, I would appreciate it.
     
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  2. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    Ok, i'm confused.... what are you trying to get?

    you have a state cert, and a national cert. Who cares about your school and accreditation, it was 16 years ago (and might have predated the entire accreditation process). What are you trying to do that requires your initial schooling to be accredited?

    As a general rule, you can't get reciprocity for a certification you already have. So if you have a Washington paramedic card, you can't apply for reciprocity for a Washington paramedic card, because you already have one......
     
  3. Inlandwannabe1

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    Trying to get a WA cert from another state
     
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  4. Inlandwannabe1

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    Trying to get a WA cert from another state.
     
  5. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    Ahhh. ok, I understand. Your initial posting was a little confusing.

    You don't need to have graduated from an accredited program for reciprocity. That is only for initial certifications (I read the website too, it's a little confusing). There are some other requirements that you need to have completed when you file the request.

    If I was you, I would fill out this form. It will explain what you need for reciprocity https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/530060.pdf
     
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