College Courses

College Courses

Thank you for your email about college courses. College courses like biology courses, chemistry courses, sociology, and psychology courses will not be accepted. These courses do not meet the recertification requirements and are not related to direct EMS patient care.

Courses from other healthcare careers, such as nursing and medical school, may be used for recertification if the courses directly apply to EMS topics or EMS patient care. The exception is courses in the operations section of the national component. These types of courses do not apply to operations on an ambulance. The operations section must be EMS operation-focused.

As of April 1, 2023, an initial EMS program is the only college course allowed in the national component. Initial programs in the national component must be at your current level of certification or higher. Other college courses completed after April 1st, 2023 that directly apply to direct EMS patient care can be used in the local and individual components.

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