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The mission of The National Association of EMS Educators is to inspire and promote excellence in EMS education and lifelong learning within the global community.

NAEMSE Activities

Symposium is the premiere educational event that is held each year in different locations around the country. It is an opportunity for EMS Educators to come together and network with other EMS educators. Symposium consists of educational pre-conferences, general sessions and break-out sessions that are presented to help the educator advance their teaching skills and take those new ideas back to the classroom. In additional to learning new skills and networking, all participants receive "take home" resources to use in their classrooms.  Also there is an exhibit hall where educators can view the latest in EMS equipment, textbooks and educational technology. Visit Symposium to find out more information.


NAEMSE is proud to present the EMS Educator Course, which has been designed and developed by the same individuals who produced the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. The NAEMSE Educator Course represents the didactic component and practical application of the beginning education process to become an EMS instructor. The content of this course aligns the NAEMSE developed modules with the curriculum objectives of the 2002 National Guidelines, and has been designed to provide a basic introduction of concepts for the beginning EMS educator. NAEMSE recognizes that the development of a professional EMS educator requires many components including: formalized education in all aspects of the educational process, practical experience in teaching and mentoring by other members of the educational team to foster personal growth and development. This course DOES NOT include all these components, only the beginning steps of the process. Enrollment will be limited to 100 participants. Individuals who attend the entire course and pass the post test will receive a Certificate of Course Completion from NAEMSE. Continuing education hours have been applied for through NAEMSE, which is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).


Part II of the NAEMSE Instructor Course is a complement to Part I. As a participant you are not required to complete Part I. If you are a more seasoned instructor or have been unable to attend Part I consider taking this course - topics include: Mentoring, Student Centered Learning, Lesson Plans, Program Evaluation, Administrative Issues, Social Intelligence & Presentation Technology.

Goals of the Course
•To assist attendees with the tools and information needed to further build their leadership skills and better evaluate programs, students, and faculty-representative of the 2002 National Guidelines for EMS Educators.

•To provide tools and resources to attendees who want to teach to the best of their potential.

•To provide opportunities for networking and interpersonal growth.

(To attain these goals, students are required to complete online readings on a learning management website prior to attending the actual course and complete an in-classroom presentation.)


The NAEMSE workshop for the Implementation of the National EMS Education Standards is designed to provide a framework upon which EMS Educators will build curricula and assessment based on the National EMS Education Standards. The transition to standards based education is a process that begins with a clear understanding of what education standards are and how to develop benchmarks upon which curricula is designed and competency assessment measures are performed.

NAEMSE provides liaisons to the following organizations: