Emergency Medical Services Instructor Training Course
To become an EMS Instructor in the State of Connecticut the following criteria must be met:
EMS Providers who wish to become EMS Instructors will meet the following criteria, and submit required to their respective EMS Regional Council:
- Current unencumbered EMT certification or higher EMS provider certification/license
- Must have credentials and experience consistent with the level of instruction they will teach
- Have twenty-four (24) months of EMS experience within the last thirty-six (36) months of the date of application with an ambulance or rescue organization or in emergency medical care field as approved by OEMS
- Completion of the EMT recertification exam with a minimum score of ninety (90)
- Completion of an OEMS approved EMS Instructor course within 2 yearsof application, ( See CT OEMS website for equivalent options)
- Obtain approval from CT EMS Regional council or CT State agency
- Submission of two letters of endorsement from current EMS Instructors
What our course covers:
This 90 hour program will prepare the Instructor Candidate to develop and teach EMS programs in adherence to the 2007 Scope of Practice and 2009 National Education Standards.
The course will provide the principles, practices, and procedures to assist the candidate in transitioning from clinician to educator.
Students must complete 25 hours of student teaching. This may be completed at CPR Training Professionals when requested. Guidelines for student teaching is as follows:
Inclusion of twenty-five (25) hour student teaching internship required for initial course completion to occur after all classroom content completed.
Demonstration of competency in the following areas:
- Development and use of lesson plans
- Following, and understanding objectives (Affective, Cognitive, and Psychomotor)
- Teaching in the following areas: a. small group sessions b. direct classroom (large group) instruction c. Student –centered teaching methodology
- Psychomotor instruction and evaluation
- Student remediation
- 25 Hours of Student teaching if requested, coordinated with CPR Training Professionals staff
- National EMS Documents