Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT) are EMTs that have undergone training in limited advanced life support practices. The AEMT certificate and training is seen as a stepping stone to becoming an EMT Paramedic, the highest level achievable. If you are looking for Paramedic specific information then take a look at Paramedic Training in CT.
The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed EMT in the State of Connecticut :
Before you do anything you should find a local EMS training provider and register for the 100 hour (minimum) Advanced EMT training. Before you contact the training facility it is best to get proof of immunization that you have and verify with the training facility what other immunizations will be needed prior to registration. Training providers will also require a criminal background check which can be done at your local police station; details of how this process works can be obtained from the training provider.
It is highly important that you only register for an approved training course at a state approved facility. For a full list of approved training providers see here: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/ems/pdf/course_list_070212.pdf
Training courses are generally spread over a 6 week period and the price usually ranges between $600 and $1,500.
In order to submit an application an applicant must do the following:
1) Complete the application form (http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/ems/pdf/emsapp2a_(3)_fillable.pdf)
2) Bring the application to your EMT training provider
3) Upon successful completion of the training and related exams your instructor will complete the application and send it back to the OEMS
4) Include payment of initial certification fee but contact the OEMS for details on exact fees (check or money order)
EMT license applicants must pass the NREMT exams, which are made up of two parts, a written cognitive exam and a psychomotor exam. For the written exam an applicant will need to register with the NREMT (http://www.nremt.org) and pay the $100 application fee. When the applicant is ready to take the exam they will need to get in touch with Pearson Vue (http://www.vue.com) who provide the computer based testing for the NREMT exam.
For the psychomotor examination you should check with your EMT training provider whether they are able to provide such certification in conjunction with the AEMT course. Note that this exam tests the applicant for ten separate skills.
Once the applicant has received certification for both exams they will be issued with an NREMT certificate which is valid for 2 years; this certificate is needed for the state EMT license application.
Knowing all these steps in advance will greatly help in planning your training and ensuring a quick and efficient process as possible.