EMS Education Programs

2018 Coordinator Course

DSHS will hold the 2018 Course Coordinator Course in conjunction with the Texas EMS Educators Summit. The Texas EMS Educators Summit will handle course registration.  The Coordinator Course will be held April 11 & 12th and the EMS Educators Summit starts on April 13. 

2018  Coordinator Update

DSHS will hold the 2018 Course Coordinator Update on April 14, 2018 in conjunction with the Texas EMS Educators Summit. 
This update is not mandatory but recommended.
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Register for the update at: http://www.temses.com/
Questions about registering for the update should be sent to: info@tex-ems.com.

If you have a question or would like to suggest a topic to be covered at the update send it to: DSHSEMS@dshs.texas.gov. When asking a question or suggesting a topic by e-mail please include your full name and telephone number.


All EMS Personnel (ECA, EMT, AEMT, EMTP, and LICENSED PARAMEDIC) renewal applicants must complete an EMS jurisprudence examination approved by the Department before submitting a renewal application. An EMS jurisprudence examination is a CE course covering information about Texas EMS Laws and Rules. The EMS jurisprudence examination is offered by Department approved continuing education (CE) programs. If you are employed or volunteer with an EMS talk to your administrator or director they may direct you to a CE program or for a list of CE programs offering the EMS jurisprudence examination can be found below under Jurisprudence Exam Material.

Rules and Policies

Links to Texas Administrative Code Pages


Apply Online

Forms and Documents

Coordinator / Instructor


Initial Education Programs

Continuing Education Programs

Jurisprudence Exam Material

Cover Sheets

EMS Education Manual and Skill sheets

Program and Course Fee Information

NREMT Information

NREMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP)
NCCP model streamlines the CE recertification process into three strategic categories of continuing education: National, Local, and Individual.

NREMT Transition Course Information

NREMT Portfolio & Scenario Exam Information

NREMT Information/ Pass Rates / NREMT Representative Contact Information

Additional Resources

National Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines 

Current release of National Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines (HTML) all levels.

Note - On August 16, 2012, DSHS adopted the use of the National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines
replacing the use of DOT National Standard Curriculum.  Remember, Texas ECA  courses use the EMR Standards/Guidelines
with additional requirement in EMS rule; Texas Intermediate courses use the AEMT Standards/Guidelines with additional
requirements in EMS rule.

CAAHEP/CoAEMSP and Paramedic Program Accreditation Information


Disability Accommodation Information

  • Disability Accommodation Request-If you are taking the National Registry (NR) exam, you must make an accommodation request to the NR office: www.nremt.org

Open Records

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Last updated January 18, 2018