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September 21 - December 15, 2023


The purpose of this course is to provide credentialed EMS providers with the instructional knowledge, resources, and skills to effectively deliver quality EMS education.  The course focuses on instructional preparation, presentation, and evaluation, and presents a range of educational topics, including the psychology of learning, classroom management, educational issues in EMS education, lesson plan development, student and instructor evaluation, cultural awareness, and available resources.

This 40+ hour course is delivered in a hybrid learning environment and is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced instructors to develop and hone their instructional delivery skills.

Students will participate in independent learning of weekly online assignments and exams, then attend a virtual, instructor-led group session to bring it all together with topics review and discussion, followed by student presentations.

At the conclusion of the course, students will participate in an in-person practical skills assessment with a local or regional evaluator.

This course is delivered in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health and is approved to meet the Senior EMS Instructor (SEI) prerequisite requirement as an approved instructor training course.  More details about becoming an SEI can be found on the Department of Health Website.


  • A primary agency affiliation*

  • EMS provider credential number​

*If you are unsure how to obtain agency affiliation, contact us at


  • Complete and submit the application using the link above.

  • Complete and submit the Applicant Questionnaire you will receive following the submission of your completed application.

  • Applications will be accepted until September 6th or sooner if the course reaches maximum capacity.


The enrollment fee is $100 per student, payable to Mason County EMS.

Mason County EMS will bill the sponsoring agency following the course application deadline.

Mason County EMS does not accept payment directly from students; all payments must come from the sponsoring agency.


Students will complete the majority of the coursework through independent study, then bring it all together for a weekly instructor-led virtual session on Thursday evenings.

Students are required to complete coursework prior to attending the weekly virtual session. 

An in-person practical skill evaluation will be conducted between December 1st and December 15th, 2023.


Participants will have access to online course materials to begin independent study on September 13, 2023. 

Virtual, instructor-led sessions will be held weekly via Zoom on the following dates, from 6 - 9pm:

  • Thursday, September 21

  • Thursday, September 28

  • Thursday, October 5

  • Thursday, October 12

  • Thursday, October 19

  • Thursday, October 26

  • Thursday, November 2

  • Thursday, November 9

  • Thursday, November 16

An in-person practical skills assessment will be completed between December 1st and 15th.  

This is a state-wide course.  We will do our best to coordinate your in-person skills assessment within your preferred region.  Assessment dates and locations will be determined based upon course enrollment demographics and evaluator availability.


Click the COURSE APPLICATION button to download the application. 

If you have additional questions or any difficulty with the application process, please contact us at

Would you like to share this incredible learning opportunity?  Click below for a sharable course announcement PDF!

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