*** State of Connecticut Suicide Prevention Module is now required for all EMR’s and EMT’s ***
If you need the suicide prevention training you can add the option to your registration. Details for this requirement are listed below.
During Covid, these courses are for online access to CAPCE – CME courses. Use them to meet refresher requirements at all EMS levels
This is a distributive option only. There is NO classroom instruction included with this option.
Purchasing this CAPCE CME product will give access to our library of CAPCE approved distributive courses for your level of certification/license. Just simply register and you will receive an email with a user name and password and you choose the courses/topics you need.
Access to this program is available for up to 60 days after the student is given access to the courses. The program will shut off after 60 days or you complete the hour requirement for your certification level.
EMR : 16 hours
EMT: 40 hours
Students are responsible for completing their courses and printing the appropriate course completion documents for upload to their NREMT account. We suggest that you print your transcript when you have completed the hours you need before your access is discontinued.
The online courses are issued by a third party vendor.
Once you register, you will recieve an email with access information to your account, and instructions on how to work within the assignments.
State of CT Suicide Prevention Requirement 2022.
Effective in January of 2022, the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services is requiring all Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) demonstrate the following requirements. This excerpt is taken directly from the Public Act 21-46:
Pursuant to Public Act 21-46, effective January 1, 2022, all applicants for renewal of certification as an emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician (EMT) must demonstrate to the Department that they have completed one of the following training programs:
- Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Institute Gatekeeper Training as provided by the Youth Suicide Advisory Board in conjunction with the Office of the Child Advocate, or
- Not less than two (2) hours of training or education, approved by the Department of Public Health on screening for post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief and suicide prevention.
If you have completed this training in the past 6 years, then you don’t need to do anything. However, if you have not, it is now a requirement that you complete this important suicide prevention training.
CPR Training Professionals is offering the QPR gatekeeper training in conjunction with the EMS refreshers we offer, and it will be an add on option to the course during the registration process.
This course that CPR Training Professionals offers via QPR is approximately 1 hour long and is approved by the State of CT for this mandated training.
Do not be intimidated by this topic or this online course. We have done it and we were impressed with the information and presentation. We truly believe it will make a difference, the more people that do it.
Any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org