Epinephrine Auto-Injector Information
State law allows physicians to prescribe epinephrine auto-injectors to businesses and the general public with proper training and certification. The epinephrine certification card issued by the EMSA allows an individual to obtain a prescription for and administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person experiencing anaphylaxis, with civil liability protection.
EPINEPHRINE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Training Program Approval Information
For those wishing to become an EMSA-approved epinephrine auto-injector training program, please review these steps:
1. Submit the following:
● Your written request for training program approval
● All items identified in the Training Program Checklist [PDF]
● Check or money order in the amount of $500.00, made out to “Specialized First Aid Fund”
2. EMSA staff will notify you of receipt of your program materials upon their arrival at EMSA.
3. EMSA staff then have 60 days to review your training program materials and either:
● Approve your application and program materials,
● Send a modification letter, notifying you of any missing items you must submit to complete your application
4. Once your application is complete and approved, EMSA will:
● Send you an approval letter and program certificate, indicating your four-year approval cycle
● Add your program to EMSA’s public Training Program Database.
Find a Training Program Near You!
Find Epinephrine Auto-injector Training and Certification for lay-rescuers and off-duty EMS personnel.
Please contact the programs directly for their course offerings.
The EMSA does not schedule or register participants for classes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Dates of receipt, use and destruction of each auto-injector dispensed, and
- The name of any person to whom epinephrine was administered by using an auto-injector, and
- The circumstances and manner of disposal of any auto-injectors
Contact the Epinephrine Certification Program!
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