OTC provides EMR Certificate to help ambulance drivers meet state requirements

Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 18:41 PM

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

“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 certificate 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

About Ogeechee Technical College: 

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides student‐centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit for more information.




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