Education and Testing
Important Testing Information
Please note the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Examination Materials (NREMT) have been updated, as of January 1, 2007, to reflect the 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
National Registry Exams
NREMT has phased out the written version of their certification exam. All exams are administered by Pearson Virtual University Enterprises testing centers. Please visit the NREMT for more info.
All NREMT Practicals will continue to be administered through state approved EMT training programs. Please submit questions or comments about Alabama EMT testing to the Office of EMS.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Field Courses
EMR and EMT field courses are now available. If you would like to host a course, you will need to contact your regional office. The educational infrastructure for instructor qualifications and other information regarding the courses is available online.
Important Notice Regarding Changes
The EMS Rule Variance Memorandum was mailed out to all listed Alabama EMS providers in February 2004. The Office of EMS announces changes in requirements for the following courses:
- Approved CPR
- Advanced Cardiac Courses
- Refresher Courses
- EVOC EMT License/Educational Changes
Landing Zone Helicopter Safety
The Alabama Air Ambulance landing zone safety recommended guidelines are available online.
Air Ambulance Communications
As of January 1, 2013, the Very High Frequency (VHF) for communications between air ambulances and ground crews will move to 155.3475. This change was made due to the high volume of traffic on the previous frequency. Additionally, the Alabama Forestry Commission has designated an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 453.750 for those agencies with UHF radios to conduct Air Ambulance communications and landing zone coordination.
Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) Instructor Class
There is an EVOC course scheduled for December 3-4, 2012. It will be held from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. both days. The course fee will be $75 and must be paid in advance. Application can be made by faxing a one-page resume to Stephanie Smith at (334) 206-0364. There are 24 seats available and this will be a first come, first served course.
The course will be held at the University of Montevallo Alabama Traffic Safety Center, Vacca Hall, 985 Shelby Street, Montevallo, Alabama 35115 (map).
For any additional information, please contact Stephanie Smith or Gary Mackey at (334) 206-5383.
Approved CPR and Advanced Cardiac Courses
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
- AHA Health Care Provider
- American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer
- Education Care & Safety Institute (ECSI)
- EMP America/Medic First Aid Basic Life Support for Professionals (BLSPRO)
- HeartSmart, Inc. CPR for Medical Professionals
- Emergency Care and Safety Institute Professional Rescuer CPR
- American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR Pro
- National Safety Council-Green Cross (Professional Rescuer)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- AHA ACLS
- AHA Heart Code/ACLS Anywhere (for license renewal only)
- ASHI ACLS
- ProTrainings, LLC
Last Updated: March 18, 2013