OhioHealth EMS offices and our main classrooms are located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center campus near Grant and Town Streets. We are on the second floor of the orange garage.
Mailing address and physical location:
393 East Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Class & Event Schedule, Course Registration Form and Fee Schedule
- Class & Event Calendar
- Course Registration Form and Fee Schedule
- OhioHealth Interdepartmental Transfer of Funds (Cost Transfer) Form
How to Enroll in a Continuing Education (CE) Class
Students must submit a completed Course Registration Form and submit payment for a class before the enrollment is processed.
- We suggest you complete the Course Registration Form, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (614) 566.8077.
- Immediately after sending an email or fax, please call the Emergency Medical Services office at (614) 566.9111 and select option 1 to confirm our receipt of your registration form and the enrollment status of the class requested.
- You can then pay for your class with a credit/debit card by phone. See the applicable course registration form for current fees.
Once we receive the completed Course Registration Form, confirm the class date has open enrollment and receive payment, OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services will issue the student a written enrollment confirmation and any applicable student materials. Typically, the confirmation and materials are sent to the student about three weeks prior to the class.
Students must reschedule for another class date if they arrive at a class location without preregistering, submitting payment and receiving the written enrollment confirmation.
Register for classes as early as possible. The Class & Event Calendar is updated often; however, because class logistics, incoming registrations and other things can change frequently, the online schedule may not always indicate the most current enrollment status of a class.
This means class enrollment may close after you’ve checked the online schedule and class availability with the Emergency Medical Services office. If class enrollment has already closed when we receive your registration and payment in the office, you will be notified so you can choose another class date.
Fees, Transfer Requests, Cancellations and No-Shows
All course registrations, course transfer requests and cancellations must be received four or more days prior to the first day of a course.
- Course transfer requests received more than three days prior to the first day of a course are subject to a $25 course transfer fee.
- Cancellations received three or less days prior to the first day of a course will forfeit one-half of their course fees.
- Cancellations without notice and no-shows forfeit all course fees and will not receive a refund.
Classes We Teach
American Heart Association (AHA) Courses
AHA Course Materials and Fees
The American Heart Association (AHA) requires all authorized Training Centers to provide access to student manuals for all participants enrolled in AHA classes.
OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services does not loan copies of student manuals and materials to anyone taking a class conducted by another Training Center. Please contact the Training Center conducting the class for access to student manuals and materials. If a student manual is not provided by the Training Center, participants should be told by the Training Center how to obtain the required student manuals.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA. AHA CPR and ECC
AHA ACLS and PALS/PEARS
Each student must meet specific course prerequisites and sign a learning contract before class. During the course, in skills stations and in testing:
- Each student will act as a team leader.
- Each is responsible for managing a scenario-based patient presentation that incorporates a variety of patient care assessments, presentations and techniques without making any critical errors or having a significant delay in the assessment and care of the patient.
- Scenarios may include any content presented in the course, text and electronic materials, ECC Handbook, algorithms or other materials.
Competency in ECG recognition and emergency pharmacology are prerequisites to the ACLS and PALS course. This information will not be taught in class and is required to successfully complete course requirements.
All ACLS and PALS students are strongly encouraged to study and review student manuals and other materials thoroughly before class.
AHA E-Learning Courses
These are the only approved online AHA courses.
AHA Skills Evaluations
Emergency Medical Services conducts e-learning skills evaluations for EMS professionals only.
EMTs and paramedics who have successfully completed Heartcode ACLS Part 1, Heartcode BLS Part 1 or BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 may call Emergency Medical Services at (614) 566.9111, option 1, to schedule a skills evaluation.
If you are not an EMT or paramedic and you need to complete your skills evaluation, please visit the American Heart Association’s ECC Class Connector and search for classes and other training centers. You should call the Training Centers listed to determine their availability to conduct skills evaluations. Many Training Centers have restrictions and may not be available to conduct skills evaluations for everyone.
Standardized Instructor Courses
Instructor course sponsoring entities (e.g. AHA, NAEMT) may require potential candidates to align with authorized training centers, meet specified criteria, and complete prerequisites. Contact the applicable sponsoring entity of an instructor course to learn more about their requirements.
EMS Provider Certification
OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services continuing education programs are intended only to introduce or further enhance knowledge and skills. Authorization to perform any procedure, skill, technique or the like, as well as certification or licensure, is not implied or granted.
Future performance, retention of knowledge, competency and the like are not implied or guaranteed. The issuance or possession of certificates, provider cards, letters of attendance and the like, as well as participation in or completion of an educational offering, do not indicate a participant’s knowledge, expected behavior or capacity to perform.
EMS CE Approval
OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services is approved by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS as a Continuing Education Provider (Approval #2084). Ohio Division of EMS
Nursing CE Approval
The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts “a CE activity that has been approved by an agency that regulates a healthcare profession or discipline in Ohio or another jurisdiction.”
CE approved by the State of Ohio, Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS meets Ohio Board of Nursing CE requirements for nursing licensure. Ohio Board of Nursing
AHA Training Center Authorization
OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services is an authorized provider of all American Heart Association ECC courses, including BLS, ACLS, PALS, and PEARS.