Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
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 EMR, EMT, and AEMT course completions will allow the student to take the National Registry EMT 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 EMR, EMT, and AEMT 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.
As a regional office we do not conduct direct instruction of EMT courses. We have the responsibility of approving and overseeing the courses conducted in the field setting by EMS agencies. These courses do not occur on a regular basis or on a semester type schedule as seen at post-secondary institutions. For information on the post-secondary EMT programs in our region please click below.
Important Information Instructors and Students
When applying for your cognitive exam be sure to select “Alabama Region Three” as your program affiliation
Effective June 2019
19-Resolution-03: Resolution on the National Registry of EMTs Board of Directors Support for Elimination of the Age Requirement. With no abstentions, the motion passed unanimously. This resolution eliminates age requirements (currently 18) for all certifications. As such, the National Registry will defer to states who already have age requirements in place.
The State of Alabama continues to require an EMSP to be at least 18 years of age for licensure eligibility.