Shawn Jackson, Education Coordinator
(603) 223-4200 x31015; Toll-Free within NH (888) 827-5367
The New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (NHBEMS) currently employs three Education Specialists assigned to specific geographic locations (11/2010) throughout the state. The Education Specialists report to one state Education Coordinator. Together, this group oversees the various EMS training courses offered throughout the state. The Education Specialists' duties include monitoring instructors and courses, developing course curricula and related training presentations. In addition, they provide a direct link between our providers in the field, our instructors, and the Bureau’s administrative and other staff.
The Bureau oversees the training programs listed on the Synopsis of Bureau Approved Training Programs on this site. Specific curricula objectives must be met in order for these programs to meet the training standards. For approval of these training programs, a licensed New Hampshire EMS Instructor/Coordinator must request course authorization at least 30 days in advance of the projected training program start date. Each of these programs requires successful completion of practical and/or written exams in order to complete the process. These exams are overseen by the NHBEMS.
Current registration with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians at the appropriate training level is required for licensure of all levels of EMS providers in New Hampshire. Initial registration with the National Registry requires successful completion on both practical and computer based (CBT) cognitive exams.
EMS continuing education courses are offered by many different organizations. The content of these training programs should meet current standards of practice. Sessions can be taught "in-house" within a service or elsewhere by an appropriate EMS educator. The categories and amount of continuing education needed for re-registration for each level of EMS Provider is regulated by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
The "Course and Exam Schedule" is updated regularly based on information submitted. This schedule lists approved EMS courses as well as a large number of continuing education programs. Please submit all course, exam, and other program information requests to be published in the Course & Exam Schedule to your local EMS Field Office.
Please refer to the Documents & Forms section of this Web site for course authorization and other forms.
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