Pro EMS Center for MEDICS credentials more than 75 new instructors a year. Committed and passionate candidates may be eligible for Instructor courses. Each course will have its own set of prerequisites (as listed below**); however, each candidate, regardless of the course, should possess some consistent character traits in order to be considered for each of these classes.
ALL instructor candidates, regardless of the class, will be required to present a letter from their operations supervisor or medical director recommending them for the instructor status in any course. Each course requires monitoring sessions, and course instructor status will not be granted until all the components of the course, as stated by the Center for MEDICS training center are achieved.
Instructor candidates should be motivated, innovative, creative and passionate about EMS and each class they want to teach. Instructors, no matter how seasoned they are, must possess an ability to translate their passion for their topic to tangible objectives for their students.
While teaching skills are covered in the Instructor Courses, all candidates must possess more than a baseline competency in the material. Our instructor courses will not review the actual material but rather discuss the implementation and route of execution to engage and empower your audience.
AHA Instructor courses
All AHA instructor candidates must:
- Complete an Instructor Candidate Application for a local Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course. Contact us for an application.
- Have current AHA provider status in the discipline of the Instructor Course, and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS® and Heartsaver®.
- Successfully complete the discipline-specific Instructor Essentials online course, and print the course completion certificate.
- Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.
- Agree to be monitored while teaching the first course within six months after completing the Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators may require additional monitoring.
Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network. You will also be able to post class dates and times to reach more students through the CFM public website.
NAEMT Instructor courses
All instructor candidates must:
- Successfully complete the provider course with a minimum passing score as defined for the course on the written test. (Locate a Course in your area. Sign up for course on the NAEMT website or contact the Course Coordinator. Attend the course and obtain a certificate of successful completion.)
- Advise the course coordinator of your interest in being recognized as a course instructor.
- Maintain current instructor status by teaching at least one or two discipline-specific courses each year, attending all instructor updates as required, and maintaining current contact information with NAEMT Headquarters.
All NAEMT Instructors must:
- Adhere to the guidelines and standards for NAEMT education programs.
- Possess knowledge of education course concepts and philosophies.
- Possess knowledge and clinical pre-hospital experience relevant to assigned lectures and skill stations, including equipment applications, indications, and contraindications.
- Present the course content assigned in an effective manner.
- Communicate courteously and effectively with a diverse group of course participants, coordinators, instructors, affiliate faculty, and other adjunct faculty.
- Demonstrate consideration of participants’ needs and learning styles.
- As requested by the course coordinator, the NAEMT instructor will:
- Assist in preparations for the course, including setup and break down of classrooms and equipment.
- Assist in the presentation of the course, including assigned lectures, skill stations, and scenarios.
- Participate as a sole evaluator of final participant evaluations.
- Complete all pre-and post-course paperwork as appropriate.
- The instructor is accountable to the course coordinator and medical director.
- Instructors will advise the course coordinator of any problems that may arise before, during, or after the course.
** In order to become a TCCC Instructor, the provider must already be a PHTLS Instructor. In order to be an EMS Safety Instructor, the provider must show proof of current status as an instructor for any NAEMT course (AMLS, PHTLS, or EPC), ITLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, EVOC, Fire Instructor 1, or that you currently teach EMS curriculum at an accredited college or university.