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EMT Training Michigan (MI)

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

  • 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 Basic 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 Basic training, but note that many training providers exceed the minimum 120 hours of 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 may not be accepted for an EMT license. For a full list of approved training programs see here: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/EMS_Education_Program_Sponsors_5-1-06_160653_7.pdf

Training programs are usually spread over a 2 to 4 month 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. 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 $70 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 EMT course. Note that fees for this certificate may apply.

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 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 Michigan EMS Agency’s EMT application form (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/License_Packet_4-07_197521_7.pdf)

2) Include proof of CPR course completion

3) Include copy of EMT course certificate

4) Include photocopy of NREMT registration

5) Include $40 application fee

 

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

 

EMT Training Utah (UT)

If you are looking for Paramedic specific information then take a look at Paramedic Training in UT, for Advanced EMT specific info take a look at AEMT Training in UT.

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

  • 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 starting a course
  • CPR course certificate
  • 120 hours 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

The first thing you should do is is to find a local training facility and register for the 120 hour EMT training. Before you contact the training facility you should get proof of immunization that you have and verify with the training facility what other immunizations you will need prior to registering.

A lot of training providers will require that you have your 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.

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

7) Submit criminal background check results

8) Submit tuberculosis test results

9) Submit course completion documentation

 

Step 4

Once you have compelted 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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EMT Training Connecticut (CT)

If you are looking for Paramedic specific information then take a look at Paramedic Training in CT, for Advanced EMT specific info take a look at AEMT 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 (over 16 possible with prior approval from OEMS)
  • 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
  • 150 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

The first thing you should do is is to find a local training facility and register for the 150 hour EMT Basic training. Before you contact the training facility you should get proof of immunization that you have and verify with the training facility what other immunizations you will need prior to registring. Training providers will also require a criminal background check which can be done at your local police station; details of this process can be obtained from the training provider.

It is absolutely crucial 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 $70 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 EMT course. Note that fees for this certificate may apply.

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.

Related Articles:

Paramedic Training Connecticut (CT)

Advanced EMT Training Connecticut (CT)

EMT Training New Hampshire (NH)

If you are looking for Paramedic specific information then take a look at Paramedic Training in NH, for EMT Intermediate specific info take a look at EMT Intermediate Training NH.

The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed EMT 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 Basic 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 Basic training, but note that many training providers exceed the minimum 120 hours of 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 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. 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 $70 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 EMT course. Note that fees for this certificate may apply.

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

 

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

Related Articles:

Paramedic Training New Hampshire (NH)

 

EMT Training Massachusetts (MA)

If you are looking for Paramedic specific information then take a look at Paramedic Training in MA, for EMT Intermediate specific info take a look at EMT Intermediate Training 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
  • 110 hours EMT Basic training
  • CPR course certificate
  • Pass EMT-B 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 110 hour EMT Basic 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 3 to 6 month period and cost usually ranges between $1,000 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.

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-B 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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Paramedic Training Massachusetts (MA)

EMT Intermediate Training Massachusetts (MA)

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