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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics are in high demand.  Learn how to become an EMT or Paramedic. Discover NREMT requirements/certification levels, salaries, and job responsibilities. Use our free EMT Practice tests.

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EMT Intermediate/85 TestThe EMT-Intermediate/85 certification is now known as the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification when the new certification levels became formal in 2014.  Both a national NREMT cognitive exam as well as a psychomoter exam must be passed by applicants. Potential EMT candidates applying for an AEMT certification must meet certain requirements. Candidates must be 18 years or older.  AEMT candidates must also have an EMT certification at the national or state level.  Candidates must also have completed a state-approved AEMT course.  The state  course must meet or exceed the US Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for AEMT.  This  state course must have been successfully completed within the previous two years.  Additionally, AEMT candidates must hold a current CPR credential and have successfully demonstrated competence in required skills.

EMT-B EMT-Basic TestThe EMT-Basic or EMT-B certification is now referred to as the Emergency Medical Technican certification since the new certification levels were introduced in 2014.  Applicants for the EMT certification must pass both a state approved psychomotor exam as well as the national NREMT certification exam. Potential EMT candidates applying for an Emergency Medical Technician certification must meet certain requirements.  EMT candidates must be 18 years or older.  Candidates must also have completed a state-approved course.  The state EMT course must meet or exceed the US Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum.  This EMT state course must have been successfully completed within the previous two years.  Additionally, EMT candidates must hold a current CPR credential and have successfully completed a state-approved psychomotor exam.

NREMT EMS Certification Levels

There are four different certification levels administered by the NREMT.  The NREMT maintains multiple EMS certification levels that represent a ladder of increasing knowledge skills and abilities for an EMS professional.  There used to be 5 certifications - First responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate 1985, EMT Intermediate 1999, and EMT-Paramedic. In 2014, new levels were introduced that replaced the old levels/certifications.

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