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EMS Education

BREMSS facilitates and provides quality education to EMS providers and agencies

The ADPH Office of EMS has authorized BREMSS to approve Continuing Medical Education within our region as well as facilitate and oversee other courses


No Cost AHA Certification Cards and Discounted Instructor Courses for BREMSS Region EMS Agencies.

Continuing Medical Education

The ADPH Office of EMS recognizes/approves continuing medical courses when the education provided is relevant to the rendering of emergency medical care and meets the requirements as set forth in the Course Approval Process application

NREMT NCCP Information

The National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) model requires continuing education in three components: (1) a national component, (2) a local/state component, and (3) an individual component. The hours for each level are:

  • Paramedic 60 Hours
  • Advanced EMT 50 Hours
  • EMT 40 Hours
  • EMR 16 Hours

Alabama EMS Challenge

Alabama EMS Challenge is a free continuing education opportunity for EMS providers in the Greater Birmingham Area.

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course

The ADPH Office of EMS recognizes EVOC as the program the EMS Regions utilize to provide structured and documented emergency vehicle operator courses to their EMS providers and EMS Educational Programs.


An EMR, EMT, or Advanced EMT 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. The approval process is based on national guidelines to ensure that successful course completion will allow the student to take the National Registry exam with a reasonable expectation of passing.

Region EMS Programs

Although the BREMSS office does not conduct direct instruction of initial EMS education, there are several Post-Secondary EMS Programs in our Region. Click below for more information.

Advanced Burn Life Support

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) programs provide knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24-hours post injury. ABLS programs also support emergency preparedness and mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients, and patient treatment.