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An EMR, EMT, or AEMT course may be taught outside of the traditional college setting if the course sponsor receives approval from the Alabama EMS Regional office / ADPH Office of EMS (OEMS). The approval process is based on national guidelines to ensure that successful EMSP course completion will allow the student to take the National Registry exam with a reasonable expectation of passing.

The approval process for non-collegiate course sponsors consists of obtaining this approval process document and completing all the requirements therein. Once all the requirements have been completed, an inspection will be performed by the Regional agency. Upon successful completion of application, the Regional agency will notify the OEMS for final course approval.

The EMSP Course Standards establishes a process which must be followed, before and after course approval, in order for the course candidates to sit for the National Registry exam. Failure by the course coordinator to complete all the requirements set forth by these standards will place the course in review and subject to being deemed invalid and ineligible for National Registry testing.

Registration Form A1 should be submitted to BREMSS five (5) weeks prior to the course start date.

BREMSS Region Point of Contact: Brian Gober - 


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