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Training and Educational Institution (TEI)

What is a TEI (Training and Educational Institute)?

A TEI is an organization that is certified by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to teach future and present EMS providers. TEI s are certified by KBEMS to teach continuing education courses, or courses to certify/license individuals at the levels certified or licensed by KBEMS (Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic).

EMS-TEI s can be certified at the following levels:

EMS-TEI 1: Certified to teach EMR
EMS-TEI 2: Certified to teach EMR and EMT
EMS-TEI 3: Certified to teach EMR, EMT, and AEMT
EMS-TEI 4: Certified to teach EMR, EMT, AEMT, and EMT-P
EMS-TEI CE: Certified to teach Continuing Education Only

*An applicant may seek one or multiple levels of certification during the two year certification term.

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