Kentucky EMS Leadership Academy

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health will host its second Kentucky EMS Leadership Academy beginning in January 2022.

The academy, which will run for six months, is designed to provide members of the emergency medical services (EMS) profession with the knowledge and skills necessary to take on significant roles and responsibilities in organizations and to succeed. This year's training sessions will be held in both face-to-face and virtual formats. Participants will also spend time in one-on-one mentoring sessions with a veteran EMS administrator from their region.

Participation in the academy is open to all EMS professionals working throughout the Commonwealth — those who are already working in leadership positions, as well as those who may be planning to enter a leadership role in the future.

Sessions will begin in January 2022 and run through June 2022. Details about session dates and topics will be available shortly.

Academy graduates will receive a scholarship, provided by the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association, to cover the registration fee to attend the upcoming Kentucky EMS Conference and Expo. In addition, graduates will also receive continuing education credits.

There is no cost to participate in the academy. A limited number of applicants will be invited to participate.

The application window is now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact Rural Project Manager Scott Helle at or 606-439-3557.

2021-2022 Kentucky EMS Leadership Academy Flyer

2021-2022 Kentucky EMS Leadership Academy Application