Emergency Medical Response


The ASHI Emergency Medical Response training program provides a detailed and comprehensive approach for managing out-of-hospital medical emergencies prior to the arrival of EMS.

The program is designed to provide non-EMS responders more depth and exposure to standard first aid training topics to provide richer and more advanced training. It meets and exceeds workplace first aid training requirements and satisfies the desire to learn more than just basic first aid without the burden associated with EMS provider training and certification. The training is a 2-year certification.

Emergency Medical Response provides comparable training to that of Emergency Medical Responder, the base-level training for EMS providers, although the program is not intended for training EMS providers or preparing students to be eligible for EMS provider testing and certification. *

This course is intended for individuals who are not EMS or healthcare providers but desire certification in Emergency Medical Response, such as:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Correctional officers
  • Security personnel
  • Volunteer firefighters
  • Event and crowd control staff
  • Lifeguards
  • Park rangers
  • Workplace Emergency Response Team (ERT) members
  • Disaster team members
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members
  • Athletic trainers
  • Outdoor guides

Current certification in healthcare-level Basic Life Support (BLS) training required. BLS training and certification can also be done concurrently as part of an ASHI Emergency Medical Response class.

Initial Class: 50 Hours, $750.00 (price includes textbook)

Renewal Class: 16 Hours, $300.00

*State Licensure and Credentialing of Emergency Medical Responders

An individual who has been trained and certified in ASHI Emergency Medical Response will not be licensed or credentialed to practice emergency medical care as an EMS provider within an organized state EMS system. EMS provider licensing and credentialing are legal activ­ities performed by the state, not ASHI. Individuals who require or desire licensure and credentialing within the state EMS system must complete specific requirements established by the regulating authority, typically a state EMS agency within the state health department. The ASHI Emergency Medical Response program is not intended to prepare individuals for national certification, licensure, or credentialing as an EMS provider.