Continuing Education

Continuing education allows EMS professionals to stay current on the ever changing trends and practice requirements for that of an EMS provider. This will provide you with the essential knowledge needed about laws or regulations as well as new treatments that change on a regular basis.

Continuing education is important due to the fact that it validates an EMS provider's knowledge and skill level. As a professional, you need to be updated as medicine constantly evolves. This ensures that your patients have the best care possible.

As a certified or licensed provider in the State of Kentucky, you are required to obtain a certain amount of continuing education in certain topics to maintain your certification or licensure. The certified or licensed person is responsible for attending and maintaining proper records of their continuing education hours. You may find more information about the requirements for your specific certification or licensure, please select your level:

Approved Continuing Education

The following education entities were approved by the Kentucky Board of EMS, at the June 5, 2014 meeting, to offer continuing education:

  • 1) The Commission on Accreditation For Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)
  • 2) Kentucky Board of Nursing
  • 3) Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
  • 4) Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care
  • 5) Department of Homeland Security and all department components
  • 6) U.S. Fire Administration and all department components
  • 7) Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training
  • 8) Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • 9) Courses approved by any NREMT State
Approved CPR Courses

The educational bodies listed below have been pre-approved by the KBEMS Education Committee, and are the only pre-approved CPR certifications presently accepted by KBEMS.