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Paramedic Training Utah (UT)

Paramedic is the top level of EMT and involves a large amount of training in advanced life support (ALS) practices.

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-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
  • CPR course certificate
  • Paramedic training
  • 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 Paramedic training. The minimum course duration is 1,200 hours and is split into a minimum of 610 hours of training and 596 hours of clinical and field experience.

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. 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

Due to the long duration and intense content, paramedic courses do not come cheap. While prices vary between facilities an applicant should expect to pay $4,000 to $10,000.

 

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 $260 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

Paramedic 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 $110 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 Paramedic training provider whether they are able to provide such certification in conjunction with the Paramedic course. Alternatively contact your local EMS Agency for details about test schedules. Note that this exam tests the applicant for 12 separate skills and is likely to incur a fee by the training facility.

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 and should be forwarded to the EMS Authority.

 

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 Connecticut (CT)

Paramedic is the top level of EMT and involves a large amount of training in advanced life support (ALS) practices.

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

  • 18 years of age
  • EMT Certification
  • Criminal background check, criminal records may result in rejection; if yo uhave a criminal record it’s best to contact your local EMS Agency before you invest time and money
  • Paramedic Training Certificate
  • NREMT certification
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 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 Paramedic training. At a minimum you will have to complete the Paramedic certificate program, but you should also note that there are degree programs available that build upon the certificate. A degree is not necessary for becoming a Paramedic, but if you ever wanted to become an instructor, it would be advisable to do the degree.

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 registring.

It is very important that you only register for an approved training program 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

Due to the long duration and intense content, paramedic courses do not come cheap. While prices vary between facilities an applicant should expect to pay $4,000 to $10,000.

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/paramedic_app.pdf), add a photo and get it notarized.

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 of $150 (certified check or money order)

Step 3

Paramedic 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 $110 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 Paramedic training provider whether they are able to provide such certification in conjunction with the Paramedic course. Alternatively contact your local EMS Agency for details about test schedules. Note that this exam tests the applicant for 12 separate skills and is likely to incur a fee by the training facility.

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 and should be forwarded to the EMS Authority.

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 New Hampshire (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
  • 1200 hour 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 1200 hour EMT Specialist training (also known as EMT-I), 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 12 to 18 month period and cost usually ranges between $5,000 and $10,000.

 

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

Paramedic 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 $110 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 Paramedic training provider whether they are able to provide such certification in conjunction with the Paramedic course. Alternatively contact your local EMS Agency for details about test schedules. Note that this exam tests the applicant for 12 separate skills and is likely to incur a fee by the training facility.

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 Paramedic course certificate

4) Include photocopy of NREMT registration

5) Include $80 application fee

 

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)

Paramedic is the highest level of Emergency Medical Technicianand involves a significant amount of training in advanced life support (ALS) practices.

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
  • Certificate in Advanced Life Support
  • 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 Paramedic 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 week period and cost usually ranges between $10,000 and $20,000.

Step 2

A lot of approved training facilities also offer CPR and Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification. It would make sense for an applicant to choose a training facility that does indeed offer both the EMT, ALS 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-P 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 New Jersey (NJ)

Paramedic is the highest level of Emergency Medical Technician and involves a significant amount of training in advanced life support (ALS) practices. The amount of extensive training allows a Paramedic to treat a very large amount of injuries and illnesses.

The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed Paramedic in the State of New Jersey:

  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma
  • Valid Illinois EMT license
  • State approved CPR course certificate
  • 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
  • State approved EMT Paramedic training
  • Pass NREMT-P exam
  • Valid drivers license

 

Step 1

Find a local approved training facility and register for the EMT Paramedic training. Most colleges offer two types of training programs, one being a Paramedic Certificate and the other Paramedic Degree. 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. Before you sign up for an EMT-B course check with the NJ Department of Health EMS Agency whether it is an approved course.

Training programs are usually spread over a 14 to 24 month period, depending on whether you choose to do a certificate or degree, and cost usually ranges between $6,000 and $15,000.

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

Paramedic 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 $110 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 Paramedic training provider whether they are able to provide such certification in conjunction with the Paramedic course. Alternatively contact your local EMS Agency for details about test schedules. Note that this exam tests the applicant for 12 separate skills and is likely to incur a fee by the training facility.

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 submit fingerprints electronically for a criminal background check. The first thing to do is fill out the form provided by the NJ Department of Health (http://www.nj.gov/health/ems/documents/fingerprint_background_form.pdf). This form also provides details of how to get an appointment for fingerprints to be taken. The fee for this process is $11.

Step 5

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

1) Complete the NJ Department of Health EMS Agency’s EMT application form. Forms have to be requested directly from the NJ Office of Emergency Services (http://www.state.nj.us/health/ems/index.shtml)

More information to follow

 

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