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2023 Core Conference

Pratt, KS 

Is your certification expiring this year? Do you still need certain categories to complete your re-certification?

November 17-19, 2023 KEMSA will be hosting the 2023 CORE Conference in Pratt, Kansas. 

This is a 2.5 day educational conference from November 17-19, 2023 in Pratt, KS for all levels of EMS professionals. This conference will provide 21 hours of EMS CE and will pertain to all levels of certification.  


Pratt County Public Safety Building

103 NE 20th Ave.

Pratt, KS  67124


Register using the link below.  Space is limited, so register and pay to guarantee your spot.


  • Online registration will be open soon.


All registrations will be taken online. You will have the option to pay with credit card or you will automatically be emailed an invoice that you can turn in for payment. All registration fees are due on or before November 10.  If you don't pay by November 10, your spot will be forfeited.

Make sure to login for the member price.

If you need to register more than one person, just add a guest registration for each additional person you want to include. Then you will get one invoice for everyone.  Or if you are registering someone else, go to the registration form and substitute their information for your information that it fills in.

  • Registration Deadline:
    November 10 (unless it fills up first)
  • Payment Deadline:
    November 10 (ALL payments are due by this date)
    If you don't pay by November 10, your spot will be forfeited.
Refund/Cancellation Policy
A refund, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be granted ONLY if cancellation is received in writing in the KEMSA office by 5 pm on November 10. No refunds or substitutions will be made after November 10.


Full Conference (Friday-Sunday):
$160 – KEMSA Members  |  $210 – Non-Members

Single Day Options:
Friday, Nov. 18 - $75  |  Saturday, Nov. 19 or Sunday, Nov. 20 - $100 each
Cost includes CE hours each day and breaks on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are on your own. Note: CE will be awarded in two hour blocks (peds is one hour), so you must attend a full two hour session to receive credit toward that core component.


  • Friday, November 17: 1:00-6:30 pm covering four hours of airway, respiration and ventilation and one hour of pediatrics
  • Saturday, November 18 : 8 am-5:30 pm covering two hours of trauma, two hours of cardiovascular, two hours of operations and two hours of medical* 
  • Sunday, November 19: 8 am-5:30 pm covering four hours of cardiovascular,  and four hours of medical*
View the Agenda online here 

*Note: This agenda is still tentative and subject to change. Check back for details.

Note: CE will be awarded in two hour blocks, so you must attend a full two hour session to receive credit toward that core component (with the exception of pediatrics which is 1 hr).  This conference will provide a total of 21 hours of EMS CE and will pertain to all levels of certification. 


Rooms are the attendee's responsibility.  KEMSA has reserved a hotel block if you want to take advantage of group pricing. 

Best Western Plus Pratt

112 NE State Road 61

Pratt, KS  67124

Room rate: $89/night + taxes - Standard King or Queen

Group: KEMSA
Room block deadline: November 3, 2023

For reservations call the Best Western Plus Pratt at 620-508-6466 and identify the group as KEMSA.

Kansas Core Components That Will be Covered:

  • Airway, Respiration & Ventilation – 4 Hours
  • Cardiovascular – 6 hours
  • Trauma – 2 hours
  • Medical – 6 hours
  • Operations – 2 hours
  • Pediatrics - 1 hour
After this conference, EMTs will still need an additional 7 hours to re-certify, for a total of 28 hours every two years. AEMTs need 44 hours and Paramedics need 60 hours every two years in certain core components to re-certify.

For more information on categories and hours needed, the Kansas EMS continuing education plan can be found here.

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