Instructor Corner



Instructor Certification

Qualifications for Certification

The Department will issue an EMS Instructor certification to an individual who meets all of the following requirements:

  1. Has completed an application for EMS instructor certification on a form prescribed by the Department.
  2. 18 years of age
  3. Successful completion of an EMS instructor course. approved by the department or possesses a Bachelor of Science, Master's Degree, or Doctoral degree in education or a teacher's certificate in education issued by the PA Department of Education.
  4. EMT-B transition program/update or completion of EMT-B course or any other required updates by the Department.
  5. No evidence of suspension, revocation or denial of certification from the Department or its designee.
  6. Current certification as EMT, EMT-paramedic, PHRN or health professional.
  7. Possess current certification in CPR or current certification as a CPR instructor.
  8. Possesses at least one-year experience functioning at the EMT, EMT-paramedic or health professional level providing prehospital care.
  9. Documentation of 20 hours monitored instruction at a PA Department of Health accredited educational institute.

Renewal of Instructor Certification

An EMS instructor certification is valid for 3 years. The Department will renew an EMS instructor certification for an individual who meets the following requirements:

  1. Has completed an application for renewal of an EMS instructor certification on a form prescribed by the Department.
  2. Has demonstrated competence in teaching the didactic and practical skills portion of the curriculum.
  3. Has provided documentation to the department to establish that the individual conducted at least 6o hours of teaching over three years.
  4. Possesses current certification as an EMT, EMT-paramedic or recognition as a health professional.
  5. Possess current certification in CPR or current certification as a CPR instructor.


Forms and Statements




Reporting Con-Ed Credits for Con-Ed Classes

Reporting Instructor Hours for Certification Classes

Training Equipment Available at EMMCO West

The following equipment is available for any EMS organization, con-ed sponsor, or training institute to borrow. Equipment available includes:

 

Equipment may be requested by contacting Kaylen at our office at 814-337-5380.  Please submit requests at least one week in advance so as to make sure that the equipment is available.

 


County Codes

Pennsylvania county codes

 


Exam Schedule (2014 Exams for EW, EE, EMSI, S.Allegheny Regions)

To schedule an exam in the EMMCO West region, contact Michelle Eaton  (michelle@emmco.org) or 814-337-5380.

The link above idenfies examinations in EMMCO West, EMMCO East, EMSI, and Southern Allegheny regional councils for 2014.

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