Continuing education requirements
- Courses must hold an OEMS approval/registration number, issued by a Regional EMS Office or OEMS.
- Courses may also be approved by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE is a private, nonprofit national accrediting body for EMS continuing education courses and course providers.
Where can I take continuing education courses?
Courses may be taken at a DPH-accredited EMT training institution, an ambulance service or municipal first responder agency, a hospital or with an instructor who has obtained a DPH OEMS approval number. Complete lists of approved continuing education courses may be obtained by contacting one of Massachusetts’ five Regional EMS Council offices.
Information for course sponsors and instructors
- Course sponsors can request approval for credit by completing the Non-Accredited EMS Continuing Education Program application (DOC) and following the submission instructions included.
- Instructors are required to use the Continuing Education Roster form (DOC) to document student attendance and completion, and must retain completed sign-in sheets for audit.