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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL

The following are department-approved providers and courses approved for first responders, EMTs, and paramedics and other healthcare providers operating as a legal crew member of an ambulance:

  • American Heart Association 
    BLS for Healthcare Providers

  • American Red Cross 
     CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • American Safety and Health Institute (includes Medic First Aid)
     CPR for the Professional Rescuer 
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - (AAOS)
     Professional Rescuer CPR 
  • EMS Safety Services
     CPR and AED for Professional Rescuers
  • National Safety Council
     BLS: Healthcare and Professional Rescuer 
  • ProTrainings, LLC  ProCPR for Healthcare Providers

OTHER LICENSED PROFESSIONALS 

The Department of Health Services, EMS Unit has been charged with identifying approved CPR course providers.  It is up to the individual licensing board to identify the specific CPR course(s) required for each licensure level. (Contact the Department of Safety & Professional Services (previously known as Regulation and Licensing) licensing board directly for more information.)  The following are the department-approved providers:

  • American Heart Association 
  • American Red Cross 
  • American Safety and Health Institute (includes Medic First Aid)
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - (AAOS) 
  • Emergency University - (CPR Pro Course)
  • EMS Safety Services
  • National Safety Council
  • ProTrainings, LLC
  • T-E-A-M CPR & AED

Any course offered by the above providers that includes the following is approved by this department to fulfill the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training objectives for persons who are required, as a condition of licensure, certification, or registration to be proficient in CPR or in the use of an AED.  

  • Instruction of CPR
  • Instruction in the use of an AED
  • Verified course completion through a certification/completion card
  • Certification not to exceed two years

Last Revised: February 04, 2014