Ogeechee Technical College’s Emergency Medical Responder Certificate will help current and prospective responders meet minimum requirements to retain or obtain their licenses.

Chris Page, OTC Paramedicine Technology program director

“Beginning October 28th, there is a new minimum standard for responders looking to retain or obtain a license,” said Chris Page, Paramedicine Technology program director. “Completing the EMR certificate will allow students to sit for the National Registry EMR exam and give them the opportunity to apply for a state license.” 

The State of Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma recently developed a new policy to recognize the skills gained through this and will be issuing licenses to qualifying applicants.

Previously only available to dual enrolled students at OTC, the certificate can be completed in one semester and will prepare students to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.

For more information regarding the Emergency Medical Responder Certificate please visit www.ogeecheetech.edu/EMSP.

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