Emergency Medical Services Education Program

Emergency Medical Responder Program

The EMR program is a 48-hour course designed to introduce the participant to basic life support and emergency medical care for the first minutes of an emergency until EMS help arrives. This program is based on the 2009 EMS Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responder. Typical participants in the EMR program include police officers, firefighters, security and industrial emergency response personnel. Upon successful completion of the EMR program, a certificate will be awarded that permits the student to participate in the written examination to become certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Responder.

Note: While Missouri law in certain circumstances recognizes Emergency Medical Responders, the State of Missouri does not currently license Emergency Medical Responders.


  • 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or GED

The EMR program is offered on demand at locations using EMR staff to respond to emergencies on their premises.

Registration for the public EMR program is open until approximately two weeks before the program start date; however, all seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for private EMR programs is at the discretion of the host location.