Admission Criteria

The following are requirements for admission to the EMSE 1005 course:

1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

2. Must be admitted to the college.

3. Must be eligible to enroll in English Composition I (ENGL 1013).

4. Must be eligible to enroll in Algebra Foundations I (MATH 0098).
5. Attend mandatory group advisement / information session.

6. Provide a Criminal background check and drug screen.
7. Provide Health and Physical examination with immunizations/titers as required.
8. Obtain health and liability insurance coverage.
9. Meet physical and technical standards of the EMT profession.
10. Meet additional requirements as outlined by the State Bureau of EMS.
11. Must be 18 years of age or older to sit for NREMT – Basic certification examination.

12. CPR certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.

 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 an EMS 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.

For additional information, contact the Nursing and Allied Health Division office at 225-216-8044 or the Nursing and Allied Health Division Advisor at 225-216-8879.