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Indiana Department of Homeland Security
EMS Certifications, E239, IGC-S
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
(We recommend that all important mail be sent certified)

Monday-Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Except state observed holidays - 
2014 Holidays
Phone: 1-800-666-7784 or (317) 234-6804 -- E-Mail
Fax: (317) 233-0497

To file an EMS related complaint/problem/issue, click here.
To find or post a job opening in the EMS field,
click here.

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EMS Bulletins

Primary Instructor/Training Institution Update Workshops

The Indiana EMS Commission and the IDHS Office of EMS in conjunction with the IDHS EMS Education Working Group have updated the processes used in EMS courses and EMS Certification testing procedures. These are embodied within the new State EMS Training Manual. This group has reviewed, updated, and compiled the EMS Training processes and documents, and they have been approved and endorsed by the EMS Commission. Mandatory implementation of these processes will begin on July 1, 2014.

Update courses will be held throughout the districts. As mandated by the EMS Commission, all Primary Instructors and a representative from every Training Institution must attend at least one session for continuing education and certification renewal. Failure to attend an update will result in the loss of one’s PI certification and/or Training Institution Certification. These updates are a requirement for continued certification.

For further location information please see the IDHS EMS training calendar. Also, click here to view a calendar of dates and locations for the various workshops.

We are asking all Primary Instructors and Training Institution representatives to register by completing this short survey to RSVP. Please make sure to complete this as some facility capacities may have to be addressed.

EMS Forums

Attend your District’s EMS Forum and learn about the new initiatives in Indiana EMS, learn about the rules and regulations that govern EMS in Indiana, and take the opportunity to talk to your local EMS Field Coordinators as well as other EMS colleagues in your region! Click on the above link for dates and locations.

The next meeting is:
April 21, 2014
District 2
EMS Education Center
403 E Madison Avenue
South Bend, IN
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Vehicle Crash Report

The vehicle crash report is now an online submission. In compliance with IAC 836, all Certified EMS Providers must submit a vehicle accident report as required by the EMS Commission when a provider vehicle is involved in a motor vehicle accident. Reports must be received within 10 working days following the accident. It is the responsibility of the organization CEO to make sure that the report is filed in a timely fashion and completed in its entirety. Failure to comply will result in enforcement of the penalties outlined in IC 16-31-3.

POST Course and Exam NOW Available!

  • Click the link above to find study materials on POST and Advance Directives as well as the State approved exam that will satisfy the competency requirement.
  • You will take a state constructed exam once you complete either the self study, online presentation, or any other required training mandated by your provider.
  • Once you achieve a passing score (80% or higher), your Acadis record will reflect successful completion of the POST course. You should place this education on your continuing education (CE) report for your next recertification cycle.
  • All responders must successfully complete the Acadis exam in order to be recertified beginning on January 1, 2014. If you do not have this education indicated on your CE report and indicated on your Acadis record, you will not be renewed.
  • All EMR and EMT courses beginning or being completed after January 1, 2014 will be required to incorporate the POST curriculum into their training. This can either be done in class or through student self-study. The Acadis exam will need to be completed as verification of competency.
  • This course will only need to be completed once by responders unless otherwise directed by an individual’s provider organization.

AEMT Indiana Additional Curriculum

AEMT Cardiac Psychomotor Exam

Click the above link to review the Indiana AEMT Additional Curriculum. This includes EKG Monitoring, Defibrillation, and 12 Lead Acquisition and Transmission. Additional hourly requirements are amended in the AEMT Minimum Course Hours document as well. All AEMT and AEMT bridge courses are responsible for incorporating the additional curriculum into their classes. AEMT course graduates must complete the Indiana Additional Curriculum Written Exam to obtain their Indiana AEMT Certification. All AEMTs who have completed the National Registry AEMT testing prior to this announcement must successfully pass their Indiana Additional Curriculum Written Exam before June 30, 2014 AND before they utilize any of the additional skills in their AEMT duties. Information on taking the Indiana AEMT Additional Exam will be available by the beginning of October. Click here for more EMS Course information.

Tactical EMS curriculum

The EMS Commission adopted the emergency rule concerning tactical emergency medicine at its meeting on June 7, 2013. The rule was effective on June 15 and may be viewed by clicking the link above. The rule applies to both ALS and BLS providers who have personnel who engage in tactical emergency medical support. If you have any questions, please contact our office at

EMS Commission Briefs

Please follow the link above to review the recent EMS Commission rulings and initiatives. For full Commission minutes, click here.

Next EMS Commission Meeting
Regular Meeting
April 25, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Deaconess Hospital Main Campus
Hospital Auditorium
600 Mary Street
Evansville, IN 47747

All waiver requests are due to IDHS by COB three (3) weeks prior to the EMS Commission meeting. Any waiver requests received after that deadline will be held over until the next EMS Commission Meeting. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please remit all waiver requests to EMS Waiver Form

The Indiana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission was formed by the General Assembly in 1974.  As stated in its enabling legislation, the commission is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of an effective system of emergency medical services. You can e-mail Indiana’s EMS Commission Representatives regarding any EMS topics affecting you or your community. You can find a list of e-mail addresses here

EMS Transition Information

Please click on this link to view information on the most recent changes in EMS. This includes:

  • Basic Advanced and Intermediate Certifications
  • EMS Course Requirements (EMR, EMT, AEMT, Bridge courses, and Paramedic) 
  • The new EMS Field Triage/Trauma Rule
  • Paramedic Licensure

You can view the emergency rule by clicking this link:

Please follow this link to obtain letters verifying knowledge, skills and abilities required under the new National Educational Standards for Indiana Responders.

EMS Treatment and Transport

  • EMS Trauma Transportation Rule and Destination Guide
    Click here to find information about the field triage and transportation rule, information on protocols, and rule implementation. Find a list of all ACS Accredited Trauma Facilities, both in Indiana and in surrounding states, to transport your trauma patients.
  • POST/Advance Directives
    Find guidance on the POST/Advance directives curriculum, the requirements for all EMS personnel, and Indiana laws. Links to the exam, support documents, and other advance directive information.
  • EMS Exposure Requirements
    Click here to find the Post Exposure form that must be filled out for ALL EMS Exposures, as well as the governance of this requirement.

EMS Training

  • Indiana EMS Course Information
    This page contains course information for all of the EMS Core courses (EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic).
  • IDHS Mobile Simulation Laboratory
    Learn how to request the mobile simulation lab for your training, and see how you can enhance your skills with this Free State service.
  • EMS Certification Testing
    Find links for testing sites where students can register for Indiana and National Registry exams. Also, find instructional documents on how to sign up for an exam as a National Registry Candidate or how to request authorization from  National Registry to be an approved training program.
  • Online Continuing Education and Instructor Contact Information 
    Find a list of recommended online websites where you can obtain FREE EMS CEUs for your inservice. You can also find a list of Indiana training institutions, SMART and Autism instructors. 
  • EMS Medical Directors
    A list of resources for Indiana EMS Medical Directors.
  • EMS Information: State and Federal Guidelines, Recalls
    Click here for recent Guidance Documents for EMS regarding infection control, vaccination clinics, etc. This page also has a list of EMS Product recalls and product information.

Certifications and Renewals

  • Individual Certifications
    All certifications must be renewed online. Paper copies of your INDIVIDUAL renewal will only be accepted if you get audited. All service providers, training institutions, and supervising hospital paperwork must still be submitted on paper.

    IDHS EMS Certifications will not be issuing paper copies of your re-certification by mail. If you wish to have a paper copy of your renewed certification, you may go to your portal account and print off your renewed document. We will be issuing paper copies of any responder’s initial certification via mail.
  • Service Provider Certifications
    Find forms for BLS and ALS Providers, Transport and Non-Transport, Air Ambulances, Supervising Hospitals, Vehicle Certification, Exposure Notification, and Out of Hospital DNRs.
  • Training Institution Certifications & Forms for PIs
    Training institution forms, Practical Skills forms, reports of training, statement of remediation, etc.
  • EMS On-Line Certification Renewal
    Find instructions on how to renew your certification online.
  • Indiana Public Safety Personnel Portal
    Click here to access your Portal Account. Change your address, update your e-mail, and verify your certifications.

Public Safety Identification (PSID) Number Info

EMS Rules and Laws


  • Requests for Provider, Institution, and Hospital Data
    Get up to the minute and instant information on Indiana EMS Providers, Training Institutions, and Supervising Hospitals.
  • EMS Data
    Find State, Regional, and Local EMS data, statistics, and information. To submit data for publication, please e-mail
  • Vehicle Crash Report
    The vehicle crash report is now an online submission. In compliance with IAC 836, all Certified EMS Providers must submit a vehicle accident report as required by the EMS Commission when a provider vehicle is involved in a motor vehicle accident. Reports must be received within 10 working days following the accident. It is the responsibility of the organization CEO to make sure that the report is filed in a timely fashion and completed in its entirety. Failure to comply will result in enforcement of the penalties outlined in IC 16-31-3.

EMS Commission