Emergency Medical Responder

General Information

Course Length: Minimum of 45 Hours

Clinical/Field Internship: None required at this level

EMR Instructor Requirements

General Course Instructor Requirements
  •  High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  •  Current Alabama license as an EMT or above, or currently licensed in Alabama as a physician.
  •  Certification from an EMS instructor course approved by the OEMS.
    • Level 1 National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators (NAEMSE)
    • Department of Transportation (DOT) instructor course
    • Alabama Fire College instructor course
    • Department of Defense (DOD) instructor course
    • AHA Core Instructor Course (BLS, ACLS, and PALS Instructor certifications do not meet this requirement)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of prehospital field experience as a licensed practitioner at or above the level being taught.
  • Current CPR certification.

Instructor Requirements are defined below and are listed on the Instructor Information form A2:

1. EMR Course Primary Instructor
  • Alabama licensed EMSP at EMT level or above
  •  Must have an instructor certification
  •  Must have a minimum of three years field experience.

2. EMR Course Secondary Instructor
  • Alabama licensed EMSP at EMT level or above
  • Must have an instructor certification
  • Must have a minimum of three years field experience.

3. Skills Assistant or other Instructor
  • Alabama EMSP
  • Nurse with pre-hospital field experience

4. CPR Instructor
Certified at Healthcare Provider level by AHA, ASHI, American Red Cross, or equivalent.

5. Special Presenter or Speaker
  • Recognized as having superior skill and/or knowledge of the presented material.
  • Lead or secondary instructor must be in attendance during presentation or skills.
NREMT EMR Information
National EMS Education Standards:
EMR Instructional Guidelines

NREMT EMR Candidate Handbook 2018

EMR Psychomotor Exam Guide

Course Application Packet
EMR Course Matrix