Advancing the EMS profession

Course Coordinator Responsibilities

Each NAEMT Training Center is asked to identify a course coordinator who is responsible for the on-site administration of the course and for communicating with NAEMT to ensure that all required course information is submitted. 


Course coordinators will:

  • have experience as an EMS instructor;
  • have knowledge and experience in coordinating EMS programs;
  • have knowledge of the process required to assemble and meet all course logistical requirements;
  • understand the program concepts and philosophies;
  • have knowledge and clinical experience relevant to all lectures and/or skill stations;
  • have successfully completed the Instructor Course for the program being offered by the course site.
  • be approved to serve as a course coordinator by the national, regional or state coordinator for the respective NAEMT education program.


Course Coordinators will:

  • organize, plan and budget for course materials, facilities, equipment and human resources;
  • supervise all preparations for the course, including set up and break down of classrooms and equipment;
  • present all course materials in an effective fashion;
  • communicate courteously and effectively with a diverse group of course participants, instructors, and affiliate and adjunct faculty;
  • consider the participants’ needs and learning styles in delivering the course;
  • ensure submission of all pre-course and post-course paperwork and reports, including appropriate documents and payment to the NAEMT Headquarters office;
  • issue cards and certificates to students in a timely manner;
  • provide course oversight including the instructional components for new instructors;
  • recognize discrepancies and develop solutions;
  • adhere to all NAEMT policies and procedures for administering NAEMT education programs;
  • provide documentation of course evaluations to the state coordinator and/or regional coordinator, as applicable;
  • advise the state/regional coordinator in writing of any problems with courses, instructors, etc. and/or any relevant field information, in a timely manner;
  • maintain copies of all relative course paperwork from the course for at least five years;
  • ensure complete, accurate and timely submission of participant information, post-course materials and fees to NAEMT within 30 days of course completion. Course Coordinators who fail to comply will not be allowed to register courses until all outstanding paperwork and fees are received at NAEMT headquarters.
  • provide and maintain current contact information with NAEMT Headquarters.

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