OEMS - EMS Education and Training

Instructor Resources

Looking for an EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic initial or refresher course?

Current Approved EMS Provider Course listing (11/29/2019) can be found by clicking on link.  For specific course information such as meeting dates, times and fees, please contact the EMS Instructor at the number listed.

Paramedic Program

The following paramedic education programs have been approved by the Department and will prepare the successful candidate to take the NREMT paramedic examination and licensure in Connecticut.  If an applicant completes paramedic training outside of Connecticut, they must first obtain certification or licensure from another state before seeking licensure by endorsement in Connecticut.

Contact programs directly for dates, times and registration procedures.

American Professional Education Service & Backus Hospital Consortium
1 American Way
Norwich, CT 06360
Capital Community College
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06013
Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program Consortium
1 Herald Square
New Britain, CT 60051
Hartford Healthcare Center for Education Innovation and Simulation
560 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06102
Yale-New Haven Health Center for EMS
77-D Willow Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Paramedic Continuing Education

NCCP ALS continuing education is offered by many approved providers in Connecticut.  Refer to the Current Approved EMS Provider Course listing above.

Note: Connecticut DPH OEMS does not approve or endorse specific programs such as Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Emergency Vehicle Operator and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  EMS education programs, sponsor hospitals and EMS organizations may require one or more specific credentials for EMS personnel. 

Connecticut and the National Registry of EMT (NREMT)

The Commissioner of Public Health has directed this office to seek national level standardization of certification of EMS personnel.  Currently, only EMT and paramedic personnel are required to take NREMT examinations, and no level of provider is required to maintain NREMT certification beyond initial certification.  Legislation has been proposed to adopt the NREMT as the entry level examination for all levels of EMS provider, including EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic.

This proposed legislation will also change the recertification requirement from the current refresher-based system to the NREMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) that allows for continuing education.  Information regarding the impact of the NREMT on various groups is listed below.

NREMT Connecticut FAQ

NREMT Connecticut FAQ for Sponsor Hospitals

NREMT Connecticut FAQ for EMS Instructors

EMS Instructor Listserv

The OEMS office operates an official email Listserv for EMS Instructors.  Listserv info and to subscribe.

Training Updates

This section includes EMSI-specific memos and Everbridge notifications sent out to certified EMS Instructors.  If you are a currently certified EMS Instructor and you are not receiving these notifications, please click here to send an email to be added to the database and begin receiving EMSI notifications.  Please include name, CT EMSI certification number, and a valid email address.

NewImage2020 Changes - For EMS Instructors
NewImageOEMS Approval of EMS Continuing Education
NewImage2019 NCCP EMR Record
NewImage2019 NCCP EMT Record
NewImage2019 NCCP AEMT Record
NewImage2019 NCCP Paramedic Record
NewImageT-1 Initial Course Application (2019)
NewImageT-2 Continuing Education Application (2019) 

OEMS Communication Statement (19-08) regarding the 2020 Changes to the EMS Certification Process can be found on the OEMS Communication and Resource Page.

Education & Training materials

EMT Administration of IM Epinephrine via Syringe
Hemorrhage Control for the EMS Provider
Aspirin Administration Scope of Practice Expansion
EMT 12-Lead ECG Acquisition & Transmission Scope of Practice Expansion
EMT Blood Glucose Monitoring
EMT CPAP Scope of Practice Expansion
BLS Naloxone Administration Scope of Practice Expansion
Spinal Motion Restriction Scope of Practice Expansion
Tourniquet use by EMRs Scope of Practice Expansion

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