Education Training Agency

Educational Training Agencies (ETA) are an evolution of the current Instructor Coordinator model with the transition from a single individual to one of a business/agency-based delivery. The process for licensure as an ETA is an expansion and merging of the current approval process for individual programs; what this is not, is an accreditation process.

You can download the Education Training Agency Administrative Packet and the Portfolio Based Assessment Administrative Packet below.


Development and delivery of initial course education, Saf-C 5900 requires the ETA to meet or exceed National Emergency Medical Service Education 2021.

The National EMS Scope of Practice Model delineates the practices and minimum entry competencies for each of the four levels (EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic).

The National Core Content defines the entire domain of out-of-hospital practice and identifies the universal body of knowledge and skills for EMS clinicians who do not function as independent practitioners.

The EMS Agenda 2050 was designed to guide government and private organizations in EMS planning, development, and policymaking at the national, state and local levels. It addressed 14 attributes of EMS, including the EMS education system, and defined a vision for EMS education “based on research” and “conducted by qualified instructors” while employing “sound educational principles.”

The 2019 EMS Practice Analysis will help inform many aspects of the EMS system, including the National EMS Educational Standards and National Registry certification exams.