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About the NAEMSE Level 1 Instructor Course


The National EMS Instructor Courses have been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors & the National Education Standards. The IC1 course represents the didactic component and practical application of the educational process for EMS educators specified in over 40 States EMS Rules for Lead Instructors. 

The course content provides an introduction to a broad span of educational theory that is heavily reliant on brain-based learning and evidence-based best practices for all levels of experience as an EMS educator.


Online Level 1 Instructor Course


After 25 years NAEMSE is proud to launch its first ever Online Level 1 Instructor Course. This online course will offer the same CAPCE approved 40 hours of CEUs based on the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors & The Foundation of Education 3rd Edition Textbook. NAEMSE continues to host in-person courses throughout the country in tandem with this new virtual option. To view upcoming locations and dates please click below:


Course Goals and Objectives


• To provide tools and resources to educators to accelerate their growth as effective learning coaches.

• To provide contemporary information on the teaching and learning process so EMS educators help their students to achieve their learning goals.

• To provide opportunities for networking with other educators, mentoring by experienced educators, and a catalyst for personal growth.


Mandatory components to successfully complete the course:

• A portion of the course (16 hrs of CE) must be completed online prior to class and includes educational materials pertinent to successful course completion. 

• Participants will complete a written post test on the third day of the class which includes information covered in class that is referenced to content in the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors & the National Education Standards found on the NAEMSE web site.

• Participants are assigned to a team (squad) that is tasked with completing assignments for various course components. Active engagement with team members in a collaborative learning environment is essential to achieving a successful learning experience.


Course Pricing


  • NAEMSE Member Price: $295
  • Non-Member Price: $395

A NAEMSE membership cost $95 a year. You can purchase a NAEMSE membership by clicking on the following link: Join Now


Course Agenda


Day One  8:00am-5:00pm

Introduction of Course

Roles & Responsibilities Activity

Adult Learner, Learning Styles & Motivation


Lesson Plans

Cultural Awareness

Goals & Objectives/Domains of Learning

Evaluation & Remediation



Day Two  8:00am-5:00pm

Review Questions for Homework


Affective Domain

Teaching Psychomotor Skills

Teaching Thinking Skills

Facilitation & Communication

Jeopardy Review


Day Three  8:00am-12:00pm

Review Questions

Domains of Learning Homework

Presentation Styles


Certificate & Continuing Education Units


Individuals who attend the entire course and pass the post test will receive a Certificate of Course Completion from NAEMSE and a total of 40 hours of CEU credit. Continuing education hours have been approved through NAEMSE, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).


Participants in the NAEMSE IC1 will take a final exam to evaluate their understanding of the course material. The grade received on this exam determines eligibility for CAPCE-Approved CEU credits.


 IC1 Exam Grading Policy


 0 - 67%


 68 - 75% 


 76 - 100%

 At - Home Remediation    In - Class Remediation    Pass, No Remediation


A score of 76% and above will be considered passing and participants will be eligible for 40 hours of CAPCE-Approved CEU credit. Certificates will be issued by NAEMSE within 30 days of successful completion of the course.


Those who score between 68 - 75% will have the opportunity to complete remediation during Day 3 of the course. Upon successful completion of in-class remediation, NAEMSE Faculty will determine eligibility for CEU's.


Participants who score below 67% will be given an at-home remediation packet. Upon successful completion and resubmission of this packet, participants will be eligible for CEU's.


Cancellation Policy (Updated)

This policy takes effect January 1, 2021.


Any cancellation must be submitted by email to NAEMSE no less than 14 days prior to the start date of the course. All cancellations received after this time will not be issued a refund.

Payment or purchase order must be received 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course. If payment or a purchase order is not received by this time, the student will relinquish their seat and be cancelled out of the course.

If the student has paid for the course and does not show up to the class without giving prior notification (No Show) the payment will be relinquished to NAEMSE and not eligible for a refund.

If NAEMSE cancels the course, all students will be eligible for a refund or to have payments held.

* All cancellation refunds and payments held are subject to the discretion of the NAEMSE Education Staff.


Limits on course enrollment are determined based on the requirements of the course location. NAEMSE reserves the right to limit course enrollment for any reason in order to ensure safety and capacity requirements are observed. If you have any questions or comments about the NAEMSE Level 1 Instructor Course, please reach out to one of our Education Coordinators:

Phone: (412) 343-4775

Jarred Kallmann:

Matthew Yohe:

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