Training programs for EMTs may be awarded continuing education credits by OEMS for subject matter that is:
1. within the EMTs defined scope of practice,
2. within the defined roles and responsibilities of the EMT.
To meet continuing education requirements EMT continuing education training programs must be:
1. approved by the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) and be assigned an OEMS Approval Number or, in the case of an Accredited Training Institution (ATI), an OEMS Registration Number, or
2. approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), as documented by having a valid CAPCE approval number.
Each Regional EMS Council assists OEMS in assuring quality education programs for EMS personal by reviewing applications and assigning approval numbers/registration numbers.
The OEMS continuing education training application and outline is sent to the regional EMS office based on the sponsor’s mailing address. Continuing Education programs that are sponsored by entities from outside of Massachusetts must be reviewed by OEMS.