Internship for EMS Instructor/Coordinator Candidates
Required Portfolio (must be submitted through LMS):
- For each day:
- (minimum 20 hours)
- (minimum 10 hours)
- (minimum 10 hours)
- Update each day
- Final Evaluation:
- For each day:
Verification of Active Teaching
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, AT, 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)|
|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
|Requirements||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; (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*|
|*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.|
Required License for Education Course Type
|License Level||EMS Instructor||EMS Instructor/Coordinator (EMT)||EMS Instructor/Coordinator (AEMT)||EMS Instructor/Coordinator (Paramedic)|
|Courses this license can coordinate/teach||NCCR, EMR Initial Education||Can teach all previous levels and EMT Initial Education||Can teach all previous levels and AEMT Initial Education||Can teach all previous levels and Paramedic Initial Education|
All instructors MUST be licensed at the appropriate level to coordinate/teach an approved course. Persons not licensed at the appropriate level must be monitored by a Licensed EMS Instructor or EMS I/C at the appropriate level while teaching.
(1) See accepted Instructional Techniques Courses and EMS Instructional Preparation Curriculums within the EMS Education Policies listed on this page. Must be completed within the previous 3 years.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(4) See information on this page under General Requirements for All EMS License Applications.
Page last updated 9/21/2023