2016 Coordinator Course

The 2016 Coordinator Course will be held just before the Texas Educator Summit in Corpus Christi.

This course will focus on the requirements needed to license an education program and course, where to find information in the EMS rules, and the importance of record keeping. It will emphasize the responsibilities that an educator has when they become a Course Coordinator. Applicants must attend the entire course to be eligible for the certification exam. The certification exam will be given by DSHS immediately following the course. Applicants applying for this course must be eligible for certification as a Course Coordinator as described in EMS Rule §157.43. It is the applicant’s responsibility to review the certification requirements before enrolling in this course. If an applicant thinks they will not meet any requirement for certification, it should be discussed with your local EMS Specialist and Group Manager before you register for the course.

Link to EMS Rule §157.43

Please plan to join us April 13 – 15, 2016, at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi. You can register for this course on the Texas Educator Summit Website. The Texas Educator Summit will handle course registration.

Link to Summit Website: http://www.temses.com/
Course Times:
Wednesday, April 13, 2015 – 12:30pm until 6:00pm.
Thursday, April 14, 2015 – 7:45am until 6:00pm.
Friday, April 15, 2015 – 7:45am until 12:00pm Noon.

Certification Application Instructions:

Course Coordinator certification applications will be turned in when you check in at the course. Please bring your photo identification, completed coordinator certification application, documents, and a check or money order (no cash) with you to the course.

Link to Coordinator Application  

Reminder and explanation about certification requirements and documentation (Remember, these items are to be turned in with the application for certification.):

Basic Course Coordinator Applicants:

  • Have been a certified EMS instructor for at least two consecutive years.  Please write down your EMS Instructor certification dates and certification number. If you have National or out of State instructor certification, please bring copies of those certifications.  If you have not been a certified EMS Instructor, please have the Coordinator or Program you taught for provide you an attestation (signed and dated) that you are credentialed as an instructor and the time periods.
  • Have documented not less than 120 hours of instruction for initial EMS applicants. Please have the Coordinator or Program you taught for provide you an attestation (signed and dated) that you have taught at least 120 hours and the corresponding DSHS course approval numbers.
  • Be affiliated with and operate under the supervision of a licensed provider, an EMS medical director, a teaching hospital, a regionally accredited post-secondary educational institution and/or a health care institution accredited by an organization recognized by the department. Please have the Coordinator or Program you are affiliated or employed for provide you an attestation (signed and dated) that you will be coordinator with the program.

    Advanced Course Coordinator Applicants:

    Have an associate degree, a bachelor degree, or an advanced degree. Please bring a copy of your transcript that shows a degree has been awarded. It does not need to be an official copy.

  • Have been a certified EMS instructor for at least four consecutive years or as a basic course coordinator for two consecutive years. Please write down your EMS Instructor certification dates and certification number. If you have National or Out-of-State instructor certification, please bring copies of those certifications.  If you have not been a certified EMS Instructor, please have the Coordinator or Program you taught for provide you an attestation (signed and dated) that you are credentialed as an instructor and the time periods.
  • Be affiliated with and operate under the supervision of a regionally accredited post-secondary educational institution, a health care institution accredited by an organization recognized by the department, or another entity approved by the department to sponsor an advanced training program in accordance with §157.32 of this title (relating to EMS Education Program and Course Approval). Please have the Coordinator or Program you are affiliated or employed for provide you an attestation (signed and dated) that you will be a coordinator with the program.

All Course Coordinator Applicants:

  • Submit documentation of positive evaluations as a certified instructor. This is not an evaluation completed by students. Turn in a formal copy of an evaluation conducted by your agency/institution or have the Coordinator or Program you taught for provide you an attestation (signed and dated) that you have been evaluated as an instructor and they recommend you as a coordinator.
  • Submit letters of intent from qualified providers of clinical and field internship experience. If the agency/institution you are affiliated with does not have current clinical and field internship agreements, submit a letter from each type of entity stating they will accept students and enter into an agreement with you or the program you will be associated with.

Please bring copies of the above mentioned items to turn in to DSHS, on site copy facilities may not be available or they could be expensive.

 

Last updated February 16, 2016