Emergency Medical Services Education Program

EMS Instructor (DOT 40-hour)

The EMS Instructor program is designed to introduce the participant to the methods and techniques for providing initial and continuing EMS education. This program is considered entry-level for those entering EMS education as instructors, and is based upon the 2002 U.S. Department of Transportation curriculum for EMS Instructors. This course meets the 40-hour Instructor course requirement for EMS educators. There is a mandatory online component, with work required prior to, and between course sessions.

The EMS Instructor program is offered once annually in the fall, based upon demand.

Participants in the EMS Instructor program must be currently licensed as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic in Missouri or another state, or be Nationally Registered at one of those levels. They must also have at least two years of clinical experience, and certification as an instructor in at least one of the following: BLS, ACLS, PHTLS, ITLS, PALS, or PEPP. Registered nurses and physicians with at least two years of clinical experience may also apply.

Please note: This program meets the requirements for the 40-hour instructor-training course in Missouri. Other states may have different requirements. Interested persons from outside of Missouri should check with their home EMS office before registering to confirm this course will be accepted.