Instructor Requirement Exceptions

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Listed below are the program-specific exemptions 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.

  • All Hazard Disaster Response (AHDR): Current AMLS and PHTLS Instructors can teach AHDR by taking the online instructor orientation or by taking the course. No monitoring is required.

  • 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: NAEMT instructors, or ITLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, EVOC, Fire Instructor 1, or if you are an EMS instructor at an accredited college or university can become an EMS Safety instructor by successfully completing the course. No monitoring is required.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS): Current instructors of the following national driving courses - CEVO II, CEVO 3, VFIS EVDT, or NHTSA EVOC - can teach EVOS by completing the online instructor transition course or by taking the 8 hour EVOS course.  No monitoring is required. 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. No monitoring is required.
      
  • 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. 
     
  • 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.