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Certificate in EMS Administration


Pictured is public administration student and Baldwin EMS assistant chief Todd Plunkett. | Photo by Jim Judkis

Earn Your Certificate Fully Online

Point Park University's certificate in emergency medical services administration is designed to help current emergency medical technicians and paramedics with all of the other duties involved in managing emergency services that do not directly involve patient care such as personnel management, occupational safety and health and program evaluation.

From improving your personnel supervision skills to building community awareness, this 18-credit fully online certificate can be the key to your success.

Developed from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education program of the National Fire Academy, this certificate program will take your work experience and public safety training to a new level of leadership and management to help you advance your department and your career.

Course Offerings

The following courses in the EMS administration certificate program are offered fully online:

  • Foundations of Emergency Medical Services
  • EMS Management
  • EMS Community Risk Reduction
  • EMS Safety and Risk Management
  • Legal, Political, and Regulatory Issues in EMS
  • EMS Quality and Performance Management

These courses can also be used to earn a minor in EMS administration or to help you on your way to earning a bachelor's degree in public administration. Also, many of your current Pennsylvania Department of Health, National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certifications can count toward college credit in our public administration program.

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the certificate requirements and the School of Business course descriptions.

Read our Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.