EMS Instructor Licensure

License Management System (LMS)

The Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma uses an online platform to process all initial and renewal medic and instructor license applications. Paper applications are NOT accepted. Click HERE for information on how to access an existing account and how to create an account for new users.

Requirements for Initial Licensure (from DPH Rule 511-9-2-.17):

Requirement EMS Instructor EMS Instructor/Coordinator (EMT) EMS Instructor/Coordinator (AEMT) EMS Instructor/Coordinator (Paramedic)
Required Certifications (1)      CPR                  CPR                 CPR           CPR, ACLS
Instructor Prep (2) Instructional Techniques Course                          EMS Instructional Preparation Curriculum
Current GA Healthcare Provider License - 2 years continuous licensure Any EMS Medic level; OR EMT, AEMT, CT, Paramedic; OR  AEMT, CT, Paramedic; OR Paramedic OR
                                                  RN, RT, NP, PA, or  MD/DO 
NREMT Certification Required? (3)        No                                                        Yes
Teaching Internship Required?        No                                                        Yes
Degree Required?                                                       No                 Yes (4)
US Residency Verification Required for all levels. Must include Secure and Verifiable Document (5)
License Fee                                                                         Yes
Application to complete in LMS (https://www.mygemsis.org/lms/) Initial EMS Instructor Initial EMS Instructor/Coordinator (EMT) Initial EMS Instructor/Coordinator (AEMT) Initial EMS Instructor/Coordinator (Paramedic)
 

Requirements for EMS Instructor/EMS I/C Licensure Renewal

Requirement EMS Instructor EMS Instructor/Coordinator (EMT) EMS Instructor/Coordinator (AEMT) EMS Instructor/Coordinator (Paramedic)
Continuing Education Requirement 12 hours of dual or Instructor only CEU; at least 6 of the hours must be Instructor only CEU 24 hours of dual or Instructor only CEU; at least 12 of the hours must be Instructor only CEU
Active Teaching Requirement 20 hours of active teaching in Department approved or recognized CEU or Initial Education. 40 hours of active teaching in Department approved or recognized initial education courses; at least 20 hours taught at or above the level of I/C licensure (Includes: Lecture, Lab, and up to 8 hours of precepting for any level Initial Education Student). Does not include psychomotor exams or administrative functions within a Program
Certification and Licensure Status Maintain HCP license Maintain HCP license and NREMT certification*
Renewal Fee                                                                                    Yes
*Maintaining NREMT certification is required for any Instructor/ Coordinator licensed after the 2020 Rule change. This does not apply to instructors licensed prior to 2020.
 

 

(1)  Download this pdf file. See accepted CPR and ACLS courses here.

(2) See accepted Instructional Techniques Courses and EMS Instructional Preparation Curriculums below. Must be completed within the previous 3 years.

(3) For Instructor/Coordinator candidates licensed as an EMT, AEMT or Paramedic, candidate must have current NREMT at the provider level. Current EMT-Intermediates must have current NREMT EMT Certification. Current Cardiac Technicians must have current NREMT EMT Certification. Candidates who hold a non-EMS healthcare provider license (RN, PA, MD, DO, etc.) must have passed the NREMT assessment exam for the Instructor/Coordinator level being sought within the previous year.

(4) An Associate Degree or higher from an academic institution that is accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. The degree may be in any major.

(5) See information on this page under General Requirements for All EMS License Applications.

 

 

 

Page last updated 5/17/2022