CPR Class Content Requirements for Indiana EMTs

EMS Providers in Indiana 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 EMTs' may also need a First Aid course as well,  but this is determined by the employer.


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

Summary of Board Requirement

CAPCE (previously called CECBEMS) requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component. CAPCE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

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

  • CPR for Healthcare Providers (CPR) 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) 
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 
  • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) 
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) 
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

EMS providers frequently maintain these certifications simultaneously through distributive learning. There are a number of CAPCE-accredited organizations that offer these certification courses. The most popular are ACLS, PALS, and CPR, and include practical skills evaluation as a required component.

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Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Medical Services CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Medical Services requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component with an expiration date that is concurrent with the license EMT card.

Board Statement

ARTICLE 4. TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

836 IAC 4-7.1-5 Continuing education requirements

2. Section Ib, attach a current copy of advanced cardiac life support certification. The certification expiration date shall be concurrent with the emergency medical technician-intermediate certification expiration date.

3. Section Ic, attach a current copy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the professional rescuer certification. The certification expiration date shall be concurrent with the emergency medical technician-intermediate certification expiration date.

836 IAC 4-9-5

2. Section IB, attach a current copy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for the professional rescuer. The certification expiration date shall be concurrent with the paramedic certification expiration date.

3. Section IC, attach a current copy of advanced cardiac life support certification. The certification expiration date shall be concurrent with the paramedic certification expiration date.

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Choose Your CPR Training Method

EMS Providers in Indiana 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 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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