EMS Training Agencies and Education

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What you need to know

​​​The Nebraska Unicameral provides funding for initial and continuing education for Emergency Medical Services. Students completing their initial or reinstatement EMS courses may apply as an individual or EMS Services may apply if the EMS Service has paid for the education. Continuing education allows EMS providers to maintain education and skills and to keep up with the ever-changing advances in medical care. Continuing Education funds may be applied for by EMS Services, Training Agencies, and hospitals.  

The program works with EMS Training Agencies to maintain compliance, review EMS student pass rates, find instructors and serves as the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians representative for psychomotor testing.   

Continuing Education training calendar

A complete list of trainings and training dates may be found on the Nebraska EHS Training Calendar.

To have trainings added to the calendar please contact Wendy Snodgrass.

EMS Provider Tuition Reimbursement

The Office of Emergency Health Systems has funding available to reimburse initial and reinstatement education for EMS Stdents.  EMS Students or EMS Services seeking state reimbursement must become licensed as a Nebraska EMS Provider and be a member of a Nebraska EMS Service or work for a hospital or health care clinic.  All initial or reinstatement EMS training must be arranged through a Nebraska licensed EMS Training Agency.  The directions and applications for reimbursement are found below.

EMS Initial or Reinstatement Education Reimbursement

EMS Continuing Education Reimbursement & Online Training

EMS Services, training agencies and hospitals are eligible to receive reimbursement for EMS continuing education classes. Continuing education reimbursement requests may be submitted at any time during the year.  Training Agencies may submit multiple requests prior to the start of the semester or quarter for planning purposes. All trainings that request reimbursement will be put on the training calendar.  To help keep the training calendar up to date please submit reimbursement requests at least 30 days prior to the training.  If you would like to have courses added to the training calendar not utilizing reimbursement funds please contact Wendy Snodgrass.

Continuing Education Reimbursement Request Form 

The OEHS program provides EMS services and providers with access to online education through 24/7 EMS Education online training.  If you or your service would like to gain access to this training opportunity, please contact Wendy Snodgrass. 

24/7 EMS Education Login

EMS Conference Reimbursement

Conferences that provide EMS Continuing Education may apply for reimbursement.  Funding for conferences is subject to funding availability.  Application requests MUST be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the conference.  Conferences that submit applications after 30 days prior to the conference will be refused. 

Conference Reimbursement Request Form

EMS Training Agencies and Pass Rate

EMS Training Agencies provide initial and continuing education for Emergency Medical Services.  These agencies are located across the state and can are a great resource for EMS services and providers. 

Nebraska Approved Trainin​g Agencies

​The following chart shows the 2019 NREMT Cognitive Pass Rate for each EMS Training Agency based on the first attempt pass rate through the final ​sixth attempt pass rate.  

​Program
​EMR
​EMT
​AEMT
​Paramedic
Cummulative​
​First
Attempt
Sixth
Attempt​
​First
Attempt
​Sixth​ 
Attempt
​First
Attempt
Sixth 
Attempt
​First
Attempt
Sixth 
Attempt ​
​2019
Rate
​Metro CC
-
-​69%​81%​
-
​-
84%​
97%​90%​
​Creighton
-​
-
​82%
​91%
-
-
​95%
​98%
​93%
Omaha Fire
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
​EMS Training Zone
​75%
​75%
​65%
​70%
-
-
-
-
​72%

Southeast CC
​50%
​50%
​62%
​79%
-
-
​78%
​89%
​​80%​
​Southeast CC Cont Education
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
American Red Cross
50%​
​50%
-
​-
​-
​-
​-
-
​50%
Northeast CC

​50%
​50%
​58%
​70%
-
​-
​100%
​100%
​70%
Central CC - Columbus
​100%
​100%
​80%
​93%
​-
​-
​-
​-
​​95%
​Central CC - Grand Island
​60%
​60%
​61%
​77%
-
-
​50%
​67%
​74%
Central CC - Hastings
-
​-
​87%
​93%
​-
​-
​-
-
​93%
Central CC - Lexington
​-
-​
​83%
​83%
-
-
​-
-
​83%
Union International 
-
-
​85%
​92%
-
-
​-
-
​92%
CHI Good Sam
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
Mid-Plains CC
​75%
​75%
​50%
​64%
​-
-
​-
-
​67%
​McCook CC
-
-
​62%
​86%
-
-
​82%
​97%
​93%
​Western NE CC
​-
​-
​35%
​43%
-
​-
​100%
​100%
​48%
Panhandle EMS
-
-
​77%
​77%
​67%
​78%
​-
​-
​77%
​School of EMS
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
​-
-
-​
Note:  Pass rate percentages are subject to change due to retesting affecting a two year cummulative period

Instructors​ List

If you or your service is looking for an instructor to teach a class the EMS Education program can assist in helping make that connection.  Below is a list of EMS instructors with a list of the classes each of them teach.  This list is not a comprehensive list of instructors.  Remember to apply for EMS Continuing Education Reimbursement funds, application found above.
Wendy Snodgrass
EMS Education and Training Agency Compliance Manager
Phone Number
(402) 873-5082
Cell Number
(402) 314-9184
Fax Number
(402) 742-1140
Mailing Address
917 Wildwood LN, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410