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Approved EMS Training for First Responders, EMT’s and Paramedics

As a leader in EMS education, EMS1 Academy strives to provide innovative learning solutions that result in increased retention of knowledge and lead to improvements in the quality of patient care. All EMS courses are authored by respected industry experts and designed to not only meet the standards set by accrediting and approving EMS authorities but exceed those criteria. The engaging course delivery, strong learning objectives and measurable course outcomes developed with the EMS provider in mind reinforce our commitment to this goal.

EMS1 Academy EMS courses and continuing education hours are accepted, accredited or approved by the following agencies:

*Please click on the agency name to view the accepted, accredited or approved course lists.

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)

EMS1 Academy offers more than 325 hours of EMS continuing education. All courses are created by the EMS1 Academy Learning Content Team or in partnership with Jones & Bartlett Learning and are approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for First Responders, EMTs, and Paramedics; additionally, these courses are recognized by the National Registry. EMS1 Academy users who have added their Credential in the platform will have their CAPCE accredited course completions sent directly to CAPCE.

Please note: Most states recognize CAPCE-approved credit for state license renewal with the exception of New Jersey and Virginia.* You may view the individual state contact information here.

Florida Department of Health

EMS1 Academy is an approved education provider by the Florida Department of Health. As required under Florida Statute 456.025(7), EMS1 Academy reports EMS course completions directly to CE Broker using real-time web services. For EMS agencies in the state, this makes recertification and compliance easy. Users simply include a valid license number in their account and are assured that their continuing education has been reported successfully.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program

EMS1 Academy offers 38 courses totaling more than 40 hours of training approved by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) for renewal of the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP).

National Registry

As a CAPCE accredited distributive education (DE) provider, EMS1 Academy courses are accepted for use by licensed EMS professionals toward meeting the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) recertification requirements. Continuing education hours earned through EMS1 Academy can be applied toward both the standard recertification requirements as well as the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). Users who are Nationally Registered can log in to NREMT and “Import CAPCE Courses” to substantially decrease the time spent manually entering Continuing Education credits into the NREMT platform. The directions to complete the import can be found here.

New Jersey Office of EMS (NJOEMS)

EMS1 Academy is an approved education provider by the New Jersey Office of EMS (NJOEMS). EMS1 Academy has 175 courses totaling 174.5 hours of Basic Life Support (BLS) continuing education courses approved for use by licensed EMS professionals to satisfy their Elective requirement. EMS1 Academy provides a certificate of completion once an NJOEMS accredited course is completed; however, EMS professionals in New Jersey are responsible for maintaining their own file of Elective continuing education units.

Please Note: EMS1 Academy is not responsible for continuing education credits that are rejected in any way. It is recommended that EMS professionals confirm re-certification and training requirements, as well as accepted/accredited/approved courses with their state EMS authority.

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