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CPR Certification Requirements for EMTs in Alabama

Alabama is a unique and special state, and it’s one of the states that has recently seen a surge of support for online-based CPR certification in recent years. 

Just like any state, it’s important to know what the acceptance is for online CPR certifications. Below we’ve prepared a list of the specific approvals of ProTrainings courses for EMTs in the state of Alabama.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Alabama

  • EMS professionals in Alabama are required to have a Healthcare Provider level CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) certification. 
  • The Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS requires Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED with skills evaluation component.
  • Most employers will require a Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR.
  • For continuing education; Courses approved by CAPCE are accepted. Must have a certificate of completion with the title of the course, date, student’s full name, instructor’s signature, state approval number, and EMS license number.
  • CAPCE requires to maintain a CPR certification for Healthcare Providers with a practical skills component.

Course Content

EMS Providers in Alabama usually need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve mask. Some EMS may also need a First Aid course as well,  but this is determined by the employer. 

Delivery Method

EMS Providers in Alabama are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits for Emergency Medical Responders.

Some employers may require a specific type of training or may leave it up to the State’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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Alabama Department of Public Health

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Alabama:

The Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the board or CAPCE approved.

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Board Statement:

420-2-1-.08 Initial Licensure Qualifications for EMS Personnel. 

(2) Initial application procedure:

(a) All licensure candidates must have a current NREMT certification, a current Alabama Protocols certificate, a current approved CPR card, and a declaration of citizenship form to be issued an active license. 

420-2-1-.33 Continuing Education.

(5) All continuing education must be state approved, Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) approved, or an approved nationally recognized course. Continuing education coordinators or instructors shall provide all students with a certificate of course completion that documents the dates of the course, the instructor’s signature, the title of the course, state approval number, the student’s full name, and EMSP license number (if applicable).

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CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education)

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Alabama:

CAPCE (previously called CECBEMS) requires maintaining CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component. As a CAPCE-accredited organization, we have multiple courses available for CE hours listed, covering ACLS, PALS, Ergonomics, Bloodborne Pathogens and others. Go to our courses page and click on sign up for CEs.

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Board Statement:

CAPCE (previously CECBEMS) recognizes that EMS providers are required to maintain certification in a number of disciplines, including:

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR) 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 

EMS providers frequently maintain these certifications simultaneously through distributive learning. There are a number of CAPCE-accredited organizations that offer these certification courses. Basic Life Support (BLS) must always include a hands-on component.

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