Educator Evaluator

​ EMS Educator

An applicant to become a Kentucky certified EMS educator shall be certified or licensed as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Paramedic. Registered Nurses (RN)s and Physicians (MD or DO) not holding an EMS License or Certification may obtain a Restricted EMS Educator (Level IIIR) Only.

Kentucky has the following EMS Educator Levels and their teaching ability.

  • Level I
    • EMR Initial or Continuing Education Courses
  • Level II
    • EMR Intitial or Continuing Education Courses
    • EMT Initial or Continuing Education Courses
  • Level III
    • EMR Initial or Continuing Education Courses
    • EMT Initial or Continuing Education Courses
    • AEMT or Paramedic Initial or Continuing Education Courses
  • Level IIIR
    • AEMT or Paramedic Initial or Continuing Education Courses

EMS Educator Applicants must meet the below requirements and submit proof of compliance for the following items if requested:

  • An EMS Educator may be certified at the following levels:
    • EMR Educator, which certifies the individual to teach EMR initial certification and continuing education courses.
    • EMT Educator, which certifies the individual to teach EMR and EMT initial certification and continuing education courses.
    • AEMT Educator, which certifies the individual to teach EMR, EMT, and AEMT initial certification and continuing education courses.
    • Paramedic Educator, which certifies the individual to teach EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic initial certification and continuing education courses.
      Or
  • CE Educator, which certifies the individual to teach continuing education courses at or below the level of EMS provider certification or license issued by the board.
  • Hold a certificate or license in Kentucky as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), or a paramedic.
    Or
  • Hold a license in Kentucky or another state as a Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Physician (DO or MD), or Physician Assistant (PA).
    • A Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Physician (DO or MD), or Physician Assistant (PA) shall be considered an advanced EMS provider at the paramedic level only for the purpose of credentialing the individual as an EMS educator.

And

Or

  • Hold an unrestricted, current license or certification as a teacher or educator through a state board of education in the United States.
    • Proof of current license or certification as a teacher or educator.
  • Provide documentation using the KBEMS Lecture and Skill Verification Form E-20 that the applicant has assisted with a course that meets the following requirements.
    • The board has approved the course as leading to certification or licensure.
    • Assistance with the course has been under the supervision of a board-certified EMS educator through a board-certified EMS-TEI with the approval of the program director and medical director.
    • The courses in which the applicant may assist to meet this requirement shall be in a board approved initial course at or below the level of educator the applicant is seeking.
    • Continuing education courses will not be accepted to meet the requirements of this section.
    • Completed a minimum of five (5) presentations meeting the objectives of the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Educating EMS Instructors

And

  • Demonstrated skills from at least five (5) subjects meeting the objectives of the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Educating EMS Instructors.
  • Applicants applying for CE Educator shall present documented proof of completing a nationally recognized or EMS-TEI instructor course.
    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons/ECSI-Emergency Care and Safety Institute
    • American Heart Association
    • American Red Cross
    • American Safety & Health Institute
    • International Aquatic Safety School
    • (IASS) Ellis & Associates, Inc.
    • Lifeguard and Safety Training
    • Medic First Aid
    • National Safety Council
    • Pacific Medical Training
    • ProTrainings, LLC
  • No person shall be eligible for certification if disqualified in accordance with KRS 311A.050 and KRS 311A.090. Please contact KBEMS legal at kbemslegal@kctcs.edu if you have any legal questions concerning your eligibility for EMT certification.
  • Undergo a background check pursuant to KRS 311A.050 and 311A.100.
    • CastleBranch is the only approved vendor by the board for any applicant not currently certified or licensed as an EMS provider by KBEMS.
      • You must link directly to the KBEMS specific CastleBranch Background Check here https://portal.castlebranch.com/kd28
      • Background check MUST be less than 6 months old at the time of application.
  • If you are currently a KBEMS certified or licensed EMS provider, you can submit a background check through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
  • Complete an EMS Educator certification application through your KEMSIS account.
  • Pay the fee required for certification pursuant to 202 KAR 7:030. $95.00 Total ($85.00 Certification Fee + $10.00 Application Fee).

Updated April 15, 2022

A person certified as an EMS Educator in another state or United States territory shall be eligible for Kentucky EMS Educator certification after meeting the below requirements and submitting proof of compliance for the following items if requested:

  • Submission of proof that the applicant is certified as an EMS educator or certified as a teacher or educator through a state board of education in another state or United States territory.
  • Submission of certification or license by the board as an EMS provider or license as a Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Physician (DO or MD), or Physician Assistant (PA).
    • The applicant may only apply for educator certification at the same level of Educator certification currently held in another state or United States territory.
  • Undergo a background check pursuant to KRS 311A.050 and 311A.100.
    • CastleBranch is the only approved vendor by the board for any applicant not currently certified or licensed as an EMS provider by KBEMS.
      • You must link directly to the KBEMS specific CastleBranch Background Check here https://portal.castlebranch.com/kd28
      • Background check MUST be less than 6 months old at the time of application.
  • If you are currently a KBEMS certified or licensed EMS provider, you can submit a background check through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
  • Complete an EMS Educator certification application through your KEMSIS account.
  • Pay the fee required for certification pursuant to 202 KAR 7:030. $220.00 ($125.00 Reciprocity Fee + $85.00 Certification Fee + $10.00 Application Fee).

Updated April 15, 2022

An EMS Educator whose certification has lapsed may reinstate. To reinstate a certificate, the EMS educator shall:

  • Submit evidence of previous certification as an EMS Educator in Kentucky.
    • Copy of KBEMS EMS Educator certification card, certificate, or official letter from KBEMS verifying previous EMS Educator certification
    • Submit evidence of at least four (4) hours of training in methodology of instruction (MOI). (KBEMS approved on-line MOI continuing education)
  • Undergo a background check pursuant to KRS 311A.050 and 311A.100.
    • CastleBranch is the only approved vendor by the board for any applicant not currently certified or licensed as an EMS provider by KBEMS.
      • You must link directly to the KBEMS specific CastleBranch Background Check here https://portal.castlebranch.com/kd28
      • Background check MUST be less than 6 months old at the time of application.
  • If you are currently a KBEMS certified or licensed EMS provider, you can submit a background check through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
  • Complete an EMS Educator certification application through your KEMSIS account.
  • Pay fee required for certification pursuant to 202 KAR 7:030. $245.00 ($150.00 Reinstatement Fee + $85.00 Certification Fee + $10.00 Application Fee).

Updated April 15, 2022


EMS Evaluator

EMS Skill Evaluators are responsible for the fair and consistent evaluation of candidates abilities during a practical examination. They are held to a high standard and must be experienced EMS providers and able to provide an unbiased examination of skill environment.​