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EMS Training Programs

In Louisiana, individuals desiring to obtain an EMS License are required to complete an educational program approved by the Louisiana Bureau of EMS.  The Bureau of EMS currently approves initial training programs at the following levels:

Training Institutions are required to design and implement a competency based curriculum to ensure students are adequately prepared for the National Registry of EMTs cognitive and psychomotor certification examinations. The National EMS Education Standards define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS personnel as identified in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model.

EMS Program Directory

Are you looking for an EMS Education course in Louisiana?  Download the EMS Education Program Directory for a listing of the program name, program director, and contact information.  (Note: The inclusion of an institution or prgram in this Program Directory is not an endorsement or confirmation of the program's accreditation or status.)

EMS Instructor Requirements

The Bureau of EMS is responsible for the credentialing of EMS Instructors in the state of Louisiana. No individual may refer to themselves as a 'Bureau of EMS Instructor' unless they are approved and properly credentialed by the Bureau of EMS. The Bureau of EMS recognizes that more than one path exists to becoming an EMS Educator and has created a transparent process incorporating both the educational degree path and the experiential learning path. Download the policy detailing the process for becoming a Bureau of EMS credentialed Primary Instructor.


Instructor Type

Credentialed By


Primary Instructor

Bureau of EMS

See the requirements detailed in this policy.

Primary Instructors are required to deliver at least 80% of the total didactic course material.

Assistant Instructor

Program Director

Supplemental instructors may deliver up to 20% of a total course content, under the supervision of a Primary Instructor.

Special Topic Instructor

Program Director

Subject Matter Expert

Program Director

Skills Instructor

Program Director

Must have sufficient knowledge, skills, and education to function in the role.

Clinical Instructor

Program Director