The Nebraska Unicameral provides funding for initial and continuing education for Emergency Medical Services. Individuals or EMS Services may apply for tuition reimbursement for initial education and reinstatement education. Continuing education allows EMS providers to maintain education and skills and to keep up with the ever-changing advances in medical care.
This program also works with EMS Training Agencies to maintain compliance, review EMS student pass rates, find instructors and provide for National Registry
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.
The Office of Emergency Health Systems has funding available to reimburse EMS Providers or EMS Services initial, reinstatement or add-on skills reimbursement. EMS providers seeking state reimbursement for initial education, reinstatement or add-on skills must become licensed as a Nebraska out-of-hospital provider and be a member of a Nebraska EMS Service or work for a hospital or health care clinic. All initial, reinstatement, and add-on skill EMS training must be arranged through a Nebraska licensed EMS Training Agencies. The directions and applications for reimbursement may be found below.
EMS Initial or Reinstatement Education Reimbursement
EMS Add-On Skill Reimbursement
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 semesters or quarters starting to help for planning purposes. All trainings that request reimbursement will be put on the training calendar found here. 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 your service would like to gain access to this training opportunity, please contact Wendy Snodgrass.
24/7 EMS Education Login
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 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 Training Agencies
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.
EMS Instructor List
The EMS Education program serves at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians representative for Advanced EMT and Paramedic psychomotor testing. Follow the links below to find additional information on the NREMT and psychomotor testing dates.
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website
NREMT Psychomotor Testing Dates
The EMS Board is tasked with approving agencies that issue Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR). The current EMS Board approved CPR agencies are: