National Registry Seeks Applicants for Board of Directors

July 29, 2020

COLUMBUS, OH —July 29, 2020 — The Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (National Registry) is accepting applications for the Public Health At-large Board position with a term beginning November 2020.

National Registry board members serve four-year terms and are required to attend at least two in-person Board of Directors meetings each year. Members-at-large may also sit on up to three Board committees that require additional in-person meetings or conference calls.

Candidates for this position are expected to have demonstrable experience in Public Health leadership and administration. Previous involvement in National Registry initiatives or EMS experience is preferred.

To be considered for this board position, candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Board Nominations Committee Chair Robert Swor at Submissions received after August 31, 2020 will not be considered.

From the received applications, the Nominations Committee will select a slate of qualified candidates. Elections for this position will be held at the November 2020 meeting of the National Registry Board of Directors, and the term will begin immediately upon election.


PURPOSE OF National Registry

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exists to serve as the National EMS Certification Organization. It accomplishes this purpose by providing a valid, uniform, legally defensible and psychometrically sound process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and to maintain a registry of certification status.


Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the oversight, strategic planning, policy development and financial well-being of the National Registry. Board members are expected to attend board meetings and scheduled committee meetings, and to participate in other National Registry duties as assigned. In addition, Board members are expected to come prepared for all meetings, reading all materials made available and be actively engaged in all discussions and decisions.

Board members have fiduciary responsibility to the National Registry and must exercise their duties of care, loyalty and obedience in all National Registry related business. Board members are independent members of the National Registry Board and must be cognizant of recognizing any potential conflicts of interests (whether real or perceived) to ensure that all decisions are made in the best interest of the National Registry. Although board members bring varied talent and expertise, they do not represent the interest of any other organization/stakeholder.

While debates and deliberations are necessary to ensure thoughtful and careful policies are made, Board members are expected to support final decisions made by the Board. In addition, confidential material shared with board members must remain strictly confidential and must not be shared with any outside party.


Term of office:

4 years (eligible for one additional four-year term)




The National Registry pays all reasonable travel expenses


Year one:

(In addition to annual responsibilities)

Board orientation session with executive director (one day)

Item writing meeting, if possible (two and a half days)


Board meetings typically held in June and November (one to two days each) Assigned committee meeting(s) (one to two days for three to five meetings) Periodic Board and committee conference calls, as needed


Participate in subject matter expert meetings as required (Generally one in three years)

National Registry seeks applicants for board of directors


Media Contact:

Shane Cartmill
Communications & Marketing Manager