CPR Class Content Requirements for Missouri EMTs

EMS Providers in Missouri 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.

Board Req. Board Info

Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board or CAPCE approved.

Board Statement

CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMT-BASIC 

BUREAU OF EMS EMT-BASIC RELICENSURE GUIDELINES 

To renew license, the applicant must: 

1. Complete the application and return it with the proper documentation to the Unit of Emergency Medical Services. The Bureau of EMS reserves the right to investigate relicensure materials at any time from any applicant. Applicants may be required to resubmit all materials upon written notice from EMS; and 

2. BE CURRENTLY CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EMTS AND PROVIDE PROOF OF CURRENT CPR CERTIFICATION AS A HCP

Board Req. Board Info

Choose Your CPR Training Method

EMS Providers in Missouri 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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