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 Any EMS Medic level; OR AEMT, CT, Paramedic; OR Paramedic OR
RN, RT, NP, PA, or  MD/DO  RN, RT, NP, PA, or  MD/DO RN, RT, NP, PA, or  MD/DO RN, RT, NP, PA, or  MD/DO
NREMT Certification Required? (3) No Yes Yes Yes
Teaching Internship Required? No Yes Yes Yes
Degree Required? No No No Yes (4)
Application to complete in LMS (www.mygemsis.org/lms) Initial EMS Instructor Initial EMS Instructor/Coordinator (EMT) Initial EMS Instructor/Coordinator (AEMT) Initial EMS Instructor/Coordinator (Paramedic)
Residency Verification Required for all levels. Must include Secure and Verifiable Document. (5)


(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.


  • Instructional Preparation Curriculum for EMS Instructor/Coordinators - Accepted Courses
    • EMS University - EMS Instructional Strategies Course (EMS 210)
    • Eastern Kentucky University - EMS 440 EMS Instruction
    • National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)
      • Current National Emergency Medical Services Educator Certification (NEMSEC)
      • Level I Instructor Course
    • RC Health Services - EMT Instructor Course
    • University of South Alabama - EMS 325 – Instructional Methods in EMS
    • EMS Success online EMS Instructor Course
    • Other Department-approved courses that meet or exceed the current National Guidelines For Educating EMS Instructors
  • Instructional Techniques Course for EMS Instructor - Accepted Courses
    • ALL Of the Instructional Preparation Curriculum Courses
    • Georgia Peace Officer Standards And Training (POST) Council
      • General Instructor Certification
        • Specialized Instructor Certification
    • Georgia Professional Standards Commission - Current Georgia Educator Certificate for any grade level
    • Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) - General Instructor Training Program
    • National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)
      • Level I Instructor Course
      • Level II Instructor Course
    • Pro Board National Professional Qualifications (NPQ)
      • NPQ Fire Instructor I OR
      • NPQ Fire Instructor II
    • Technical College System of Georgia - Faculty Development Phase I and Faculty Development Phase II (Must have both)
    • United States Military - Common Faculty Development Instructor Course (CFD-IC)
  • Internship for EMS Instructor/Coordinator Candidates

    Required Portfolio (must be submitted through LMS):



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Page last updated 12/7/2020