Emergency Medical System (EMS) - Frequently Asked Questions


How do I obtain an (Do-Not-Resuscitate) DNR for Clark County?

Please use Southern Nevada Health District.


Certification and License

How do I obtain a copy of my certification or license?

Please contact our office at (775) 687-7590.


Which CPR cards are accepted by the Nevada State EMS Program?


American Health Association- BLS for Healthcare Providers

American Red Cross- BLS for Healthcare

Military Training Network- BLS for Healthcare Provider

Emergency Care and Safety Institute- CPRpro


Which Trauma cards are accepted by the Nevada State EMS Program?


International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)


Other Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my AED (automated external defibrillator)?

Please contact Nevada Project Heartbeat. http://www.nevadaprojectheartbeat.org/heartsafecomm.html


What are the requirements to renew my EMS Instructor Endorsement?

The endorsement is renewable if the holder of the endorsement verifies participation as an instructor in 10 hours of emergency medical training within the 2 years immediately preceding the expiration date of the endorsement.

How many hours of continuing education do I need to renew my certification?

Emergency Medical Responder = 20 hours

EMT and AEMT = 30 hours

Paramedic = 40 hours

Last Updated: 10/18/2016