Advancing the EMS profession

Listed below are the program-specific exceptions for NAEMT Instructor requirements: 

  • CAAHEP Accredited Programs: New NAEMT Instructors at CAAHEP accredited programs may be monitored by their course coordinators. Monitoring by an NAEMT Affiliate Faculty is not required.  Read more here.

  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS):  Training centers currently offering EMPACT can easily transition to AMLS. Read more here. Individual EMPACT instructors can transition to AMLS by teaching their first AMLS course monitored by an AMLS Affiliate Faculty. 

  • All Hazard Disaster Response (AHDR): Current AMLS and PHTLS Instructors can teach AHDR by taking the online instructor orientation or the provider course. Upon successful completion, eligible instructors receive an EMS Safety instructor card, and no monitoring is required. Note: AMLS and PHTLS instructors who take the provider course must complete the Instructor Interest Form to receive your AHDR instructor card.

  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC): Training centers currently offering PEPP or PALS can easily transition to EPC. Read more here. Individual PEPP or PALS instructors can transition to EPC by having a letter of recommendation from an EPC Affiliate Faculty, or by teaching their first EPC course monitored by an EPC Affiliate Faculty.

  • EMS Safety: Current NAEMT instructors; ITLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, EVOC, Fire Instructor 1; or EMS instructors at an accredited college or university can become an EMS Safety instructor by successfully completing the online Instructor Orientation. Upon successful completion, eligible instructors receive an EMS Safety instructor card and no monitoring is required. Note: NAEMT instructors who take the provider course must complete the Instructor Interest Form to receive your EMS Safety instructor card.

  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS): Current instructors of the following national driving courses - CEVO II, CEVO 3, VFIS EVDT, or NHTSA EVOC - can become EVOS instructors by completing the online instructor transition course or by taking the 8-hour EVOS course. No monitoring is required for eligible instructors who complete the transition course. Instructors of local driving courses may also be eligible to transition to EVOS.  Contact education@naemt.org for more information.

  • Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS): Current AMLS and PHTLS  Instructors can teach the Core and Advanced GEMS courses by taking the online instructor orientation or by taking the course. Upon successful completion, eligible instructors receive a GEMS instructor card, and no monitoring is required. Note: AMLS or PHTLS instructors who take the provider course must complete the Instructor Interest Form to receive your GEMS instructor card.

  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS): Current ITLS training centers can easily transition to PHTLS. Read more here. Individual ITLS instructors can transition to PHTLS by having a letter of recommendation from a PHTLS Affiliate Faculty, or by teaching their first PHTLS course monitored by a PHTLS Affiliate Faculty.

  • Professional Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL): All new Instructors are required to complete a one-day facilitator training. 

  • Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP):  Current NAEMT Instructors can teach PTEP by taking the online instructor orientation or the provider course. Upon completion, eligible instructor receive a PTEP instructor card and no monitoring is required. Note: NAEMT instructors who take the provider course must complete the Instructor Interest Form to receive your PTEP instructor card. 

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC): At military course sites, military medic instructors credentialed by one of the U.S. Armed Services are eligible to become TCCC instructors.

  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC): Current NAEMT TCCC instructors are eligible to teach TECC.