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Penn State EMS Training Opportunities in Centre County

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The following courses are also available in a non-credit format for individuals not associated with Penn State. Please contact the EMS Education Office at 814-863-0434 or 814-865-1772 for additional information, or e-mail EMS.


Note: Programs and classes are not offered each semester or year. Please check the University Registrar's Website for the Schedule of Courses and latest class information. You must use the following criteria for a successful search:

* Select the semester and year *
* Under Continuing Education Location, select: University Park Campus (UP230) *


Kines 304 – CPR and First Aid Instructor (1 credit) (FALL ONLY)

Kines 403 – EMT (4 credits)

Kines 404 – EMT Instructor (2 credits) (SPRING ONLY)

Kines 498X – ALS Assistant Technology(1 credit) (FALL ONLY)

Certification Examinations:

Pennsylvania Department of Health EMT-Basic Practical Certification Examinations

Pennsylvania Department of Health Written Certification Examinations

National Registry EMT - Basic Written Examination

Non-credit Continuing Education Course Notice

Penn State EMS Continuing Education Notice

To more efficiently disseminate information and reduce the burden of course announcements, courses offered through Penn State University available for Department of Health (DOH) Continuing Education (CE) credits will no longer be faxed and mailed out to all interested individuals or entities. The DOH has implemented a website specifically targeted to EMS personnel and entities https://app1.health.state.pa.us/emso/

We encourage every certified provider to register on this site to access its resources. Should you wish to search for only programs offered through Penn State our Sponsor Number is 200007 and this can be entered in after clicking More Search Criteria. After your search has produced its results additional information may be obtained by clicking on the highlighted Continuing Education Class Number (Con Ed Class #). Questions or problems with the site, registration or information contained therein should be directed to your regional EMS council.

We will continue to target specific populations with an interest in specific programming unless they request to opt out. For example: EVOC programs will continue to be advertised to local public safety entities as it is both a DOH CE program and also specifically applies to the non-medical emergency response community and not all these personnel have access to DOH resources.

Another useful on-line resource available to Pennsylvania EMS providers, free of charge, is the Learning Management System (LMS). Please contact your regional EMS council to be added to this resource that, among other items, will allow you to take on-line CME programs for recertification.

You may want to visit the DOH website www.health.state.pa.us as there is an abundance of Pennsylvania specific health related information available. Specifically, the EMS Office’s website www.health.state.pa.us/ems offers links to the LMS, new BLS Protocols, EMS Information Bulletins, your regional councils and more.

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