Birmingham Regional Emergency
Medical Services System


The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) establishes a national standard curriculum for providing the emergency vehicle operator with rules, information, demonstration, and field experience. The Code of Alabama states that all persons driving a ground ambulance has passed the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course or the Alabama Fire College Apparatus Operator’s course. * The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Office of EMS (OEMS) recognizes EVOC as the program the EMS Regions utilize to provide structured and documented emergency vehicle operator course to their EMS providers and EMS Educational Programs.

The OEMS goal for EVOC is to ensure, to the best of its ability, that appropriate ambulances are operated timely, adequately, and safely when transporting patients during their times of need. Emergency medical services have an obligation to serve the sick and injured while maintaining the safety of the public. It is the expectations of the OEMS that all OEMS licensed emergency vehicles operate in a courteous and professional manner.

EVOC Instructor Resources

EVOC Refresher Online

We offer an online Self=Study option for completing the EVOC Module A (Refresher) Course. This course is an extensive course with a comprehensive exam at the end. Visit our eLearning page for information on accessing this course.

EVOC Instructor Training

We host multiple EVOC Instructor Courses throughout the year. Our course is is a Hybrid format consisting of 3 components: Online Self-Study, Classroom Practical Session, and the Driving Course. To apply for EVOC Instructor Training click the EVOC Instructor Application.