- This course will prepare the student to become a Pennsylvania certified Emergency Medical Services Instructor. This is a multi-day course. Students are required to complete all scheduled days to be eligible for Pennsylvania certification as an EMT instructor.
- Current PA state approved BLS certification (or BLS Instructor certification).
- Valid certification as Pennsylvania EMT, Paramedic, PHRN, PHPE or PHP
- At least one year of experience as an EMT or above.
- Be sponsored by a Pennsylvania Accredited EMS Training Institute or Continuing Education Sponsor.
Following successful completion of the course, instructor candidates will need to complete teaching and monitoring requirements set forth by the Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
EMS Instructor Information
§ 1023.51. Certified EMS instructors.
(a) Certification. The Department will certify as an EMS instructor an individual who meets the following qualifications:
(1) Has completed an application for EMS instructor certification on a form or through an electronic process, as prescribed by the Department.
(2) Is 18 years of age or older.
(3) Has successfully completed an EMS instructor's course approved by the Department or possesses a bachelor's degree in education, a teacher's certification in education, a doctorate or master's degree.
(4) Has provided at least 20 hours of instruction time in an EMS provider educational course monitored by a certified EMS instructor designated by the EMS educational institute's administrative director.
(5) Possesses current certification as an EMT or higher level EMS provider.
(6) Possesses current certification in CPR or current certification as a CPR instructor.
(7) Possesses at least 1 year of experience in providing EMS as an EMT or higher level EMS provider.
(b) Triennial registration. An EMS instructor certification is deemed registered for 3 years. Thereafter, an EMS instructor shall triennially register the certification by completing a form or through an electronic process, as prescribed by the Department. An EMS instructor shall submit the form or complete the electronic process at least 30 days prior to the expiration of a current registration. Failure to do so in a timely manner may result in the EMS instructor certification not being registered again before the prior registration expires. The Department will issue a new registration within 30 days after the EMS instructor completes the form or the electronic process if the information provided establishes that the EMS instructor has met the following requirements:
(1) Has provided documentation to the Department to establish that the individual conducted at least 60 hours of teaching EMS provider or rescue courses during the previous 3 years.
(2) Possesses current registration of a certification as an EMT or higher level EMS provider.
(3) Possesses current certification in CPR or a current certification as a CPR instructor.