Emergency Medical Services Instructor
Code One’s EMS Instructor course prepares candidates to teach EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic courses in Connecticut. This program introduces the EMS-Instructor candidate to the multiple intelligences of the adult learner, characteristics of effective instructors and teaching techniques to improve student success.
Course Fee: $1250
Includes course materials, textbook, and American Heart Association BLS Instructor course.
Code One’s 42 hour Emergency Medical Services Instructor course introduces the multiple intelligences of the adult learner, characteristics of effective instructors, and teaching techniques to improve student success. The course curriculum involves lectures, hands-on practical training, and student teaching time. Candidates that successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for State of Connecticut certification as an Emergency Medical Services – Instructor.
The requirements for EMS-Instructor certification in Connecticut are:
- The applicant must be certified in Connecticut as an EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic and be able to demonstrate active service as an EMS provider for at least 24 months in the last 36 months.
- The applicant must complete a department approved EMS-Instructor certification course such as Code One’s EMS-I course.
- The applicant must demonstrate a grade of 85% or higher on an EMT-Refresher examination in the last 12 months (this may be completed during the EMS-I course at one of Code One’s monthly EMT Refresher courses).
- The applicant must log at least 25 hours of student teaching time under currently certified Emergency Medical Services Instructors.
- The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from 2 currently certified Emergency Medical Services Instructors.
Participants in Code One’s EMS Instructor course may apply to complete student instruction hours with Code One’s EMS team or may arrange to complete their teaching hours with other EMS Instructors. Participants are also able to sit for an EMT Refresher examination at Code One to meet this requirement. Once all requirements are completed, participants may submit their certification application to OEMS.
All EMS courses must be approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and must meet course specific requirements set by the Department.
This course includes all necessary books and materials including:
- Teaching Health Careers Education textbook
- Code One American Heart Association BLS (CPR/AED) Instructor course voucher.
Upon completion of the EMT training program, participants must successfully complete National Registry of EMTs psychomotor (practical) and cognitive (written) testing.
The practical examination is a six station skills test that is conducted Wednesday evenings at Code One’s East Hartford center. This examination is administered by the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services. Candidates will rotate through all stations performing medical and trauma assessments, extremity and spinal immobilization, CPR/AED, and airway management. Participants must pass all six stations to complete the practical examination and may repeat stations unlimited times within three years of course completion until all stations are passed (however, each station may only be attempted once per exam). Code One students use the same equipment in class that they will eventually be tested on and are required to be patients at a practical examination during their course.
The written exam is administered by appointment at any Pearson Vue Testing Centers. This computer based test arrives at a pass/fail result based upon the candidate’s ability to answer a varying number of questions derived from the EMT competency areas.
Once both examinations are completed, participants will be issued registration from the National Registry of EMTs (if over 18 years of age) and certification from the CT Department of Public Health (all participants).
$995 Code One Training Solutions, LLC accepts check, credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Amex), and cash for course payments. Agencies, such as fire and police departments, may submit a purchase order and be invoiced for course expenses.
Emergency Medical Technicians work as volunteers and for pay in a variety of environments including aboard municipal and commercial ambulances and in hospital Emergency Departments. Job prospects for Emergency Medical Technicians are expected to be excellent due to the increasing needs of an aging population. The average hourly wage in Connecticut for an Emergency Medical Technician is $18.25/hour.
Locations that Hire Emergency Medical Technicians:
Volunteer EMS Providers:
Commercial Ambulance Services (Minimum Age Usually 18-21, Companies Vary):
- Aetna Ambulance (Hartford, CT)
- Ambulance Service of Manchester (Manchester, CT)
- American Ambulance Service (Norwich, CT)
- American Medical Response (West Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, CT)
- Greater Hartford jobs aren’t usually posted to website, apply in person at 130 Shield Street.
- Hunter’s Ambulance Service (Meriden, Middletown, CT)
- Jobs aren’t posted online, apply in person.
Emergency Departments (Patient Care Technicians):
- Backus Hospital (Norwich)
- Eastern Connecticut Health Network (Manchester/Vernon)
- The Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain/Southington)
- Middlesex Hospital (Middletown/Marlborough/Westbrook)
- Saint Francis Hospital (Hartford)
- Regional Emergency Medical Technician Job Postings (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
Code One Training Solutions, LLC does not represent the above organizations. Successful completion of this program does not guarantee employment. If your organization hires Emergency Medical Technicians, please email us your opportunities page so that we can list your organization.
Code One’s Upcoming Course Schedule is Sorted by Location Below
Upcoming course dates are listed below. Click on your course date for additional details and to register for class.
East Hartford, CT
11/5/2015 – The Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services has placed a moratorium on new EMS Instructor courses. The registration link for this class will become available if the moratorium is lifted and the program dates become approved.
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