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EMS Educational Institution Certification Requirements

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To teach EMS educational courses in the District of Columbia, the institution must be certified by the Department of Health. Additionally, commercial educational facilities must be licensed through the DC Educational Licensure Commission (ELC).

To become a certified EMS Educational Institution in the District you must complete a Self-Assessment application and submit this to the District EMS Manager. Once it is reviewed, a site visit will be scheduled. During the site visit members of the EMS Division ensure that the facility is able to properly teach students in accordance with the EMS Educational Standards. For commercial facilities, you must have both a license to operate an educational facility from the ELC and a certification from DOH. 

Service Contact: 
Emergency Medical Services Division of the Department of Health - HEPRA
Contact Phone: 
202-671-4222
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0707
Contact TTY: 
711