Instructor Requirement Exceptions

Additional Info

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

  • All Hazard Disaster Response (AHDR): Current PHTLS Instructors can teach AHDR

  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC): Training centers currently teaching PEPP or PALS can easily transition to EPC. Read more here

  • EMS Safety: All NAEMT instructors, or ITLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, EVOC, Fire Instructor 1, or if you are an EMS instructor at an accredited college or university are exempt from the requirement of being monitored at your first course.

  • Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS): Current AMLS Instructors are exempt from the requirement of being monitored at your first course.

  • Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC): NAEMT TCCC or TECC Instructors are eligible to teach.
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS): Current ITLS training centers can easily transition to PHTLS. Read more here.

  • 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.

  • CAAHEP Accredited Programs: CAAHEP accredited program instructors are not required to be monitored by NAEMT Affiliate Faculty in order to become approved instructors.  Read more here.