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Advanced EMT Training Utah (UT)

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 UT.

The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed EMT in the State of Utah:

  • 18 years of age
  • EMT certification
  • Criminal background check, criminal records may result in rejection; if you have a criminal record it’s best to contact your local EMS Agency before you invest time and money
  • CPR course certificate
  • 100 hours Advanced EMT training
  • High School diploma
  • Valid drivers license not a requisite for an EMT license but may be required for better job prospects

 

Step 1

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.

A lot of training providers will require that you have a valid CPR certification card before you start the course, so it is advisable to check with the training providers if they offer CPR training as well if your CPR certification is out of date.

It is absolutely crucial that you only register for an approved training course at a state approved facilityThe Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services provides a great search function for scheduled courses (https://bems.utah.gov/bems/do/courseScheduleAction?dispatch=viewSearch)

Training courses are generally spread over a 6 week period and the price usually ranges between $800 and $1,300.

 

Step 2

You must complete a criminal background check in order to become a licenced EMT, and this process may require fingerprinting if you have lived outside the state of Utah. More information is available here: http://www.health.utah.gov/ems/certification/background.html

 

Step 3

In order to submit an application an applicant must do the following:

1) Complete the application form (http://www.health.utah.gov/ems/certification/application.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) Submit a photo with your application

5) Submit copy of valid CPR certificate

6) Submit documentation of completed courses in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support

7) Submit payment of initial certification fee of $160 plus $35 for fingerprinting (check or money order)

8) Submit criminal background check results

9) Submit tuberculosis test results

10) Submit course completion documentation

 

Step 4

Once you have completed the EMT course you can apply to do both the written and practical examinations. You can pply for these through your training instructor, and you will have to successfully pass before you can be fully licensed.

 

Knowing all these steps in advance will greatly help in planning your training and ensuring a quick and efficient process as possible.

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Advanced EMT Training Connecticut (CT)

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 :

  • 18 years of age
  • EMT-Basic certification
  • Criminal background check, criminal records may result in rejection; if you have a criminal record it’s best to contact your local EMS Agency before you invest time and money
  • 100 hours EMT Basic training
  • NREMT certification
  • High School diploma
  • Valid drivers license not a requisite for an EMT license but may be required for better job prospects

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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)

Step 3

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.

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EMT Intermediate Training New Hampshire (NH)

Emergency Medical Technicians Intermediate are EMTs that have undergone training in limited advanced life support practices. The EMT-I 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 NH.

The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed EMT-I in the State of New Hampshire (N.H.):

  • 18 years of age
  • Criminal background check, while you may be able to get an EMT license with a felony conviction, a criminal record will limit where you will be able to work
  • 120 hour EMT Intermediate training
  • CPR course certificate
  • NREMT certification
  • High School diploma
  • Valid drivers license not a requisite for an EMT license but may be required for better job prospects

Step 1

Find a local approved training facility and register for the 120 hour EMT Intermediate training, but note that many training providers exceed the minimum 120 hours of training. The EMT-I training is made up of a minimum of 64 hours of classroom and the rest of clinical and field hours.

Prior to contacting the training facility you should get proof of immunization and verify with the training facility what other immunizations you will need prior to registering.

It is very important that you only register for an approved training program at a state approved facility. as non-approved courses may not be accepted for an EMT license. Before you sign up for a course you should check with the N.H. EMS Agency whether the course is approved.

Training programs are usually spread over a 6 week period and cost usually ranges between $750 and $1,500.

Step 2

A lot of approved training facilities also offer CPR certification courses. It would make sense for an applicant to choose a training facility that does indeed offer both the EMT and CPR training courses if your CPR certificate is due to expire. Applicants should also talk to the training provider about the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) psychomotor examination and whether they will be able to provide such a certificate (see next step).

Upon completion you will receive a certificate that is needed for the state EMT license application.

Step 3

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

Step 4

EMT Applicants must undergo a criminal background check prior to starting the clinical rotation of the EMT training course. The process for the criminal background check can be initiated through the training facility you choose. If you have a criminal record it would probably be best to contact the New Hampshire EMS Agency and discuss the prospects of obtaining a license and subsequent job.

 

Step 5

In order to submit an application an applicant must do the following:

1) Complete the N.H. EMS Agency’s EMT application form (http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/fstems/ems/documents/provider_license_application.pdf)

2) Include proof of CPR course completion

3) Include copy of EMT course certificate

4) Include photocopy of NREMT registration

 

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EMT Intermediate Training Massachusetts (MA)

Emergency Medical Technicians Intermediate are EMTs that have undergone training in limited advanced life support practices. The EMT-I 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 MA.

The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed EMT in the State of Massachusetts:

  • 18 years of age
  • Criminal background check, criminal records may result in rejection; if you have a criminal record it’s best to contact your local EMS Agency before you invest time and money
  • EMT-B certification
  • EMT Intermediate training
  • CPR course certificate
  • Pass EMT-I examinations
  • Valid drivers license not a requisite for an EMT license but may be required for better job prospects

 

Step 1

Find a local approved training facility and register for the EMT Intermediate training. Prior to contacting the training facility you should get proof of immunization and verify with the training facility what other immunizations you will need prior to registering.

It is very important that you only register for an approved training program at a state approved facility, as non-approved courses will not be accepted for an EMT license. For a full list of approved training providers see here: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/licensing/programs/emt-training-inst/public-health-oems-training-institutions.html

Training programs are usually spread over a 6 month period and cost usually ranges between $1,000 and $2,500.

Step 2

A lot of approved training facilities also offer CPR certification courses. It would make sense for an applicant to choose a training facility that does indeed offer both the EMT and CPR training courses.

Upon completion you will receive a certificate that is needed for the state EMT license application.

Step 3

A criminal background check has to be completed in order to successfully apply for an EMT license. Details of how to initiate the background check will be supplied by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and also by your training provider.

Step 4

At the start of the training program you will receive the EMT certification application form which must be filled out and returned to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Once your application has been accepted you will be able to register for the practical examination with your training provider, and you will have to pass the exam within 12 months of taking the course. When the practical examination has been passed you will then have to register of the written examination. Note that you have to pass the written exam within 6 months of passing the practical exam.

Examination fees are $150 for the practical exam and $40 for the written one, plus a registration fee of $55.

Once all the examinations and certifications have been completed you will be issued an EMT-I license by the the Massachusetts EMS Agency.

 

Knowing all these steps in advance will greatly help in planning your training and ensuring a quick and efficient process as possible.

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EMT Intermediate Training Texas (TX)

In Texas the intermediate level of EMTs is divided into two, EMT-I and EMT-P which require different levels of training and in many training facilities are referred to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) training. If you are looking for Paramedic specific information then take a look at Paramedic Training in TX.

The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed EMT in the State of Texas:

  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma
  • Department of State Health Services (DSHS) approved Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate/Paramedic Certificate
  • Criminal background check, criminal records may result in rejection
  • NREMT certification
  • Valid drivers license not a requisite for an EMT license but may be required for better job prospects

Step 1

Find a local approved training facility and register for the EMT-Intermediate (AEMT) or EMT-P training. Prior to contacting the training facility you should get proof of immunization and verify with the training facility what other immunizations you will need prior to registering.

It is very important that you only register for an approved training program at a state approved facility, as non-approved courses will not be accepted for an EMT license.

The best way to ensure that you only apply for an approved EMT course is by contacting your local EMS Compliance Field Office: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/regions.shtm

Training duration varies by provider, but are usually 170 hours for EMT-I to 700 hours for EMT-P, and cost usually ranges between $2,000 and $5,000, with EMT-I courses at the lower end and EMT-P course at the higher end.

Step 2

AEMT, or EMT-I, 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.

For some tips and recommendations on preparing for these exams take a look at our Preparing For NREMT Exams page.

Step 3

In order to speed up the registration process you can submit the application prior to completing training and exams. You will just leave the training and NREMT related sections blank, and the EMS will be able to complete data entry, fee processing and background check. Once you have completed training and the exams you can contact your local EMS Compliance Field Office and inform them of the details.

In order to submit an application you must do the following:

  1. The most efficient way is to submit your application electronically here: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/Txonlinelinks.shtm
  2. Make sure you correctly fill in the EMT course and NREMT certification details
  3. Make payment for $96 fee

Alternatively you are able to apply by post as follows:

  1. Complete the “Initial certification/licensure application for EMS personnel” form available here: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/formsresources.shtm
  2. Make sure you correctly fill in the EMT course and NREMT certification details
  3. Include payment of $96 fee (check or money order payable to Texas Department of State Health Services)

Step 4

EMT Applicants must undergo a criminal background check as part of the application process. During the application process in step 3 you will notice a section in the application for the Fingerprint Application Services Texas (FAST). The form details instructions about how to make an appointment to have your fingerprint taken. A $44.20 fee will have to be paid at the fingerprinting facility and is payable by check, money order or credit card.

 

Knowing all these steps in advance will greatly help in planning your training and ensuring a quick and efficient process as possible.

 

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