EMS-I Instructor Course

Connecticut Emergency Medical Service Instructor (EMS-I) Course


Course Description

Echo Hose Ambulance Training Center offers a 90-hour Emergency Medical Services Instructor course.  This course introduces the multiple intelligences of the adult learner, characteristics of effective instructors, and teaching techniques to improve student success. This program will prepare the Instructor Candidate to develop and teach EMS programs in adherence to the 2007 Scope of Practice and 2009 National Education Standards. The course curriculum involves lectures, hands-on practical training, and online learning.  In addition, there will be a 25-hour student teaching time component required after successful completion.  Candidates that successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for State of Connecticut certification as an Emergency Medical Services Instructor.

Requirements & Certification

The requirements for EMS-Instructor certification in Connecticut are: 

  • The applicant must be certified in Connecticut as an EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic and be able to demonstrate active service as an EMS provider for at least 24 months in the last 36 months.
  • The applicant must complete a department-approved EMS-Instructor certification course.
  • The applicant must log at least 25 hours of student teaching time under currently certified Emergency Medical Services Instructors.
  • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from 2 currently certified Emergency Medical Services Instructors.
  • Participants may apply to complete student instruction hours with Echo Hose Ambulance Training Center’s EMS team or may arrange to complete their teaching hours with other EMS Instructors.
  • Once all requirements are completed, participants may submit their certification application to OEMS.
  • All EMS courses must be approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and must meet the course-specific requirements set by the Department.


25 hours of Student teaching requirements must include (not included as part of course)

  • Development and use of lesson plans
  • Following, and understanding objectives (Affective, Cognitive, and Psychomotor)
  • Teaching in the following areas: a. small group sessions b. direct classroom (large group) instruction c. Student-centered teaching methodology
  • Psychomotor instruction and evaluation
  • Student remediation

Course Materials

This course includes all necessary books and materials including:


  • Teaching Health Careers Education textbook
  • 11th Edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Book, Instructor Toolkit and Premier Navigate 2 access.
  • 11th Edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Book
  • All National Educational Material


Dates of Class & Cost

Cost of course:  $1200

 Payment plans are available $600.00 deposit to reserve seat in the class (non-refundable). $600 Due midway in class

Class Dates & Times:  All classes will be held on Saturdays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Start Date January 30, 2021 to March 20, 2021 

Time 8am to 4pm


January 30, 2021

February 6, 2021

February 13, 2021

February 20, 2021

February 27, 2021

March 6, 2021

March 13, 2021

March 20, 2021


*Schedule Always Subject to Change

Registration Information

Pre-registration required

$600.00 deposit to reserve seat in the class (non-refundable).

Class is held at 

Echo Hose Community Training Center 

430 Coram Ave Shelton CT




Connecticut Emergency Medical Service Instructor (EMS-I) Course 

To register click on the link Below 


January 30, 2021

4 Seats Remaining




For additional information contact Patrick Lahaza at plahaza@sheltonems.com

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