NEMSMA Expands EMS Officer Credentialing Program

The National EMS Management Association is expanding its EMS Officers’ Competencies & Credentialing program in 2017, rolling out the Managing EMS Officer exam at the Pinnacle EMS Leadership and Management Conference, August 7-11, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL. The Managing EMS Officer exam will include both a written test segment and oral boards. This test will also be available at EMS World Expo and the AAA’s Annual Conference. NEMSMA also offers preparation courses to help candidates understand the format and style of the examinations. Prep courses include a review of the Competencies and are routinely scheduled at exam locations before certification exams. Candidates can choose to take the prep course at any time before registering for the exam.
NEMSMA rolled out the first, national, comprehensive EMS Officers assessment and certification program last year with its inaugural examination for Supervising EMS Officers, held at the PINNACLE EMS Leadership & Management Conference. More than two-dozen individuals successfully completed the application process, submitted required prerequisite documentation regarding eligibility, and passed the validation written test in June of last year. They are the very first EMS officers in the country to be officially recognized and certified as EMS Supervising Officers.
The Association will provide additional testing opportunities for EMS Supervising Officer throughout 2017, most notably at the Northwest Colorado EMS Leadership Conference, the PINNACLE EMS Leadership & Management conference, EMS World Expo, and the American Ambulance Association’s Annual (AAA) Conference.
To read more about NEMSMA’s EMS Officers’ Competencies and Credentialing program go to our web site at To apply for testing or register for a preparation course, go to 


Background:  NEMSMA encourages our members and everyone involved in EMS & Paramedicine to advocate for issues important to pre-hospital providers and Paramedicine locally and on Capital Hill.
EMS on the Hill Day is an excellent program that provides opportunities for individuals to spend a day in Washington DC meeting with members of Congress or their staffs to promote issues critical to EMS.     
Scholarship:  NEMSMA is offering a scholarship to fund one NEMSMA member’s attendance at EMS on the Hill Day on April 24th, 2017. The scholarship includes: 
  • Travel Expenses up to $700 (travel expenses include airfare, train or mileage and hotel room)
  • EMS on the Hill Registration Fee Paid 
Note: EMS Transformation Summit ($75) is not included in scholarship
Applicant must be a NEMSMA member in good standing and submit:    
  1. A complete EMS on the Hill Day Scholarship Application no later than February 24th.
  2. A current resume or CV.
  3. A letter of support from your agency for your attendance at EMS on the Hill.
Note:  Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended EMS on the Hill Day.  Scholarship recipient agrees to take photos of the event and to write a follow up article for the NEMSMA newsletter within 15 days of attendance at the event. 

UPDATED Timeline:                

  • January 15th – Announcement of Scholarship
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE!!!!!   NEW DEADLINE: Friday, February 24th – Applications for scholarship due
  • Feb 24th to March 6th – Review of applications (applications will be reviewed, scored and candidate will be selected by the NEMSMA Board of Directors) 
  • March 10th – Announcement of recipient of scholarship
  • April 25th – EMS on the Hill 2017 
Completed applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 72 hours of submission.  

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