EMT Certification Training

Posted June 7th, 2011 in EMT-B by admin

Congratulations on your decision to start your career in the Emergency Medical Service!

You are entering a field that is in high demand, so your chances of getting a job and becoming an Emergency Medical Technician are more than excellent! We’re here to make the process as easy and as seamless as possible for you.

We know that there’s a ton of information available to you on the Internet about how to become a EMT, however not all of it is organized and easy to understand. We’re breaking everything down for you in an easy to follow, step-by-step process so you can get started as soon as possible.

The first thing you should understand is if becoming an EMT is right for you. It’s not a job for everyone, so it would be a shame to go through all of the required training and then realize that it’s not the right fit for you.

To get an idea of what’s involved, you can read the Emergency Medical Technician job description.

Next, you have to realize that the requirements to become an EMT differ from state to state. Some states require training before you can apply, while others don’t require any special training and you can apply right away.

EMT Certification & Training Information for Alaska

Posted July 30th, 2012 in EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P by admin


What levels of certification does Alaska offer?

  • ETT (Emergency Trauma Technician)
  • EMT-I (One) (analogous to EMT-Basic)
  • EMT-II (Two) (analogous to EMT-Intermediate/85)
  • EMT-III (Three)
  • Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP)

Is there a charge to become EMT certified in Alaska?

Alaska does charge a non-refundable $25 application fee

Does Alaska recognize the NREMT Certification?

Yes Alaska recognizes the NREMT Certifications.

I would like to become an EMT in Alaska.  How do I complete the requirements?

Alaska will issue a certificate for the equivalent level to a person who has a valid certification as an EMT-I, EMT-II, or EMT-III or the equivalent in another state or territory or has a valid certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

EMT Certification & Training in Alabama

Posted July 30th, 2012 in Alabama, EMT-B by admin

What levels of certification does Alabama offer?

Alabama currently offers the following:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Advanced EMT (AEMT)
  • EMT Intermediate (EMT-I/85)
  • Paramedic (EMT-P)


Is there a charge to become EMT certified in Alabama?

Alabama does charge the following fees for EMT certification:

Initial –

    • $5 for a 1 year license
    • $10 fee for a 2 year license

Renewal –

    • $5 for a 1 year license
    • $10 fee for a 2 year license

Reinstatement –

    • $5 for a 1 year license
    • $10 fee for a 2 year license

Late Fee – $50 late fee + $10 license fee if postmarked after March 31 of expiration year.


Does Alabama recognize the NREMT Certification?

Alabama requires the NREMT.


I would like to become an EMT in Alabama.  How do I complete the requirements?

All applicants must have proof of National Registry Certification and a copy of your valid CPR card.


EMT Certification & Training in Minnesota

Posted September 8th, 2011 in EMT-B, Minnesota by admin

EMT Certification Training in Minnesota

To obtain State of Minnesota EMT certification, applicants must take a 6-credit Emergency Medical Technician – Basic course, and pass the written and practical state examinations. Current CPR Health Care Provider certification is a prerequisite for this course. If you already possess a National Registry EMT certification, but do not possess the State of Minnesota certification, please contact Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.

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EMT Job Description

Posted September 8th, 2011 in EMT-B by admin

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds require immediate medical attention. EMTs and paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility.

In an emergency, EMTs and paramedics are typically dispatched by a 911 operator to the scene, where they often work with police and firefighters. Once they arrive, EMTs and paramedics assess the nature of the patient’s condition, while trying to determine whether the patient has any pre-existing medical conditions. Following protocols and guidelines, they provide emergency care and transport the patient to a medical facility. EMTs and paramedics operate in emergency medical services systems where a physician provides medical direction and oversight.

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EMT Certification & Training in Florida

Posted September 8th, 2011 in EMT-B, Florida by admin
Florida EMT Training
An EMT in Florida provides emergency services to those in need.The minimum level of education to become an EMT in Florida is a GED.

There are three levels of EMT that are recognized in Florida. EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate, and EMT Paramedic. EMT Basic is the entry level needed in order to become an EMT in Florida. Attaining the levels of EMT Intermediate and EMT Paramedic are often obtained through paid training and on the job experience. This makes becoming an EMT in Florida a great job that encourages fast advancement.

To become an EMT in Florida you need to complete a training course. This EMT training course typically lasts for six months. During EMT training in Florida students practice dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. Additionally, EMT training in Florida will train you to use and maintain common emergency equipment, such as backboards, suction devices, splints, oxygen delivery systems, and stretchers. Toward the end of your EMT training, many programs provide opportunities to ride along in ambulances achieving real world experience in emergency care.

To be eligible for certification as a Florida EMT or Paramedic, an applicant must: