University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals - ALS version

Course Overview

PEPP, or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals, is a course which gives prehospital professionals the education, information and confidence needed to effectively treat pediatric patients. The PEPP curriculum was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

This ALS (Advanced Life Support) onsite course is designed specifically for Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, and provides 14 hours of education. Participants who successfully complete the PEPP Course are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs) through CECBEMS (Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services).


To successfully complete the PEPP Course, participants must:

  • Participate in the entire course
  • Complete the pretest
  • Pass the final examination

Students who successfully complete the PEPP Course are eligible to receive a PEPP Course Completion Certificate. The Course Completion Certificate is valid for 2 years. To receive credit, participants must select the option to receive CEUs during the access code redemption process. Certificates will be delivered electronically to eligible participants.


Licensure as an Advanced EMT or Paramedic is recommended. EMTs may take the course but will not receive CME for advanced topics.

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