Admission Criteria

The following are minimum prerequisite requirements for admission to the Paramedic CTS program. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite course listed below:

Prerequisite Course
BIOL 1104 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology

1. Possess National Registry certification and Louisiana state license at the EMT-Basic or EMT Intermediate level (i.e. EMSE 1005 Basic Emergency Medical Care).
2. Attend mandatory group advisement / information session.
3. Must be admitted to the college.
4. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
5. Health and physical examination with immunizations/titers as required.
6. Criminal background check and drug screen.
7. Proof of health and liability insurance.
8. Meet physical and technical standards of the EMT profession.
9. Meet additional requirements as outlined by the State Bureau of EMS.
10. Must be 18 years of age or older to sit for certification examination.
11. Valid Louisiana Driver’s License.

Application Process
Admission to the Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic program is open to qualified applicants each fall semester. Applicants must attend a mandatory information session where detailed instructions and state and federal requirements for program admission will be discussed. Priority will be given to qualified applicants who complete and submit required documentation by the published deadline. Students admitted to the Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic program will receive additional instructions regarding program requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of personal health history, a physical examination, immunizations and/or vaccinations, a urine drug screen, CPR certification and personal and professional liability insurance. Costs for all requirements are incurred by the student.

Criminal Background Check
The Louisiana Bureau of EMS Certification Commission is required to make a determination regarding the eligibility of each applicant for EMT certification, reinstatement, or the right to practice as a Paramedic student. A pardon, suspension of sentence, expungement, pretrial diversion, or similar program shall not negate or diminish the requirement for truthful compliance. Applicants who have been arrested, summonsed, charged, or convicted, should self-disclose regardless of the outcome. Failure to disclose or correctly answer questions constitutes falsification of documents and may result in denial or delay of certification.

CAAHEP Accreditation Statement:
"The East Baton Rouge Parish EMS Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)."

To Contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
Fax (214) 703-8992