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CPR Certification Requirements for EMTs in Nebraska

Nebraska 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 Nebraska.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Nebraska

  • EMS professionals in Nebraska are required  to have a Healthcare Provider level CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) certification. 
  • The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services requires Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED with practical skills component.
  • Most employers will require a Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR.
  • For continuing education; Emergency Medical Responders through Paramedics can claim 4 basic CE credits for BLS/CPR Certification with a practical portion.
  • CAPCE requires to maintain a CPR certification for Healthcare Providers with a practical skills component.

Course Content

EMS Providers in Nebraska usually need a Basic Life Support(BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, one and two rescuer 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 Nebraska 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 Services.

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

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Nebraska:

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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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Nebraska:

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services 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:

13-017 REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVING ORGANIZATIONS ISSUING A CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION CERTIFICATION: The Board will annually review and approve any nationally recognized organization, issuing cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificates to out-of-hospital emergency medical care providers, whose course meets the following criteria: 

  1. A Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course curriculum must include but not be limited to the following components: 
  2. Two person adult resuscitation; 
  3. One person adult resuscitation; 
  4. Procedure for treating an adult with an obstructed airway; 
  5. One person child resuscitation; 
  6. Procedure for treating a child with an obstructed airway; 
  7. One person infant resuscitation;
  8. Procedure for treating an infant with an obstructed airway; 
  9. Using barrier devices; and 
  10. Requiring a written and practical skills evaluation for each student.

The organization issuing the cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate must issue a certificate to each individual who completes the course that identifies the following: 

  1. Name of the course; 
  2. Name of the person passing the course; 
  3. Date the certificate was issued; 
  4. Date the certificate expires; 
  5. Name of the organization issuing the certificate; and 
  6. Identification of the instructor. 

The cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate issued by an approved organization will expire no more than two years from the date of issuance. 


13-018.01 Be accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board of Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS); 

*note: CECBEMS is called CAPCE

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