Requirements for Certification
- 50 hours of continuing education that meets all requirements of the current National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competency Program within the past two years.
- The National Registry accepts State EMS Office approved and CAPCE accredited education, education from EMS education programs, and U.S. accredited academic credit or college course. All education must be directly related to EMS patient care.
- Successful completion of the National Registry AEMT cognitive (knowledge) examination and psychomotor (skills) examination.
- Passed portions of the cognitive and psychomotor exam remain valid for 24 months provided all other eligibility requirements are met.
- Copy of a lapsed state AEMT license/certification if never nationally certified as an AEMT.
- Have a current CPR-BLS for "Healthcare Provider" or equivalent credential.
National Component - 25 HoursThe National Component requires Advanced-EMTs to complete 25 hours of approved continuing education.
Airway/Respiration/Ventilation - 2.5 hrs
Trauma - 3 hrs
- Trauma Triage
- Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
- Hemorrhage Control
- Fluid Resuscitation
Medical - 7.5 hrs
- Special Healthcare Needs
- OB Emergencies
- Infectious Diseases
- Medication Delivery
- Pain Management
- Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
- Toxicological Emergencies – Opioids
- Neurological Emergencies – Seizures
- Endocrine Emergencies – Diabetes
- Immunological Emergencies
Operations - 5 hrs
- At-Risk Populations
- Ambulance Safety
- Field Triage—Disasters/MCIs
- EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccine
- EMS Culture of Safety
- Pediatric Transport
- Crew Resource Management
- EMS Research
- Evidence Based Guidelines
Cardiovascular - 7 hrs
- Post-Resuscitation Care
- Ventricular Assist Devices
- Cardiac Arrest
- Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
- Acute Coronary Syndrome
Local or State Component - 12.5 HoursIf specific local and/or state are not specified, these required hours are considered flexible content. You may use any state or Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) approved EMS–related education to fulfill these requirements.
Individual Component - 12.5 HoursThe individual hours are considered flexible content. You may use any state or Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) approved EMS–related education to fulfill these requirements.
Application ProcessFollow these easy steps to apply for a National Registry exam:
- Create your account/log in to your profile.
- Create an application - Select the AEMT level. Verify your personal information and make any necessary changes. Then, follow the prompts through the application process.
- Pay the application fee. The application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable. This fee is charged for each attempt of the cognitive examination.
- Email your lapsed AEMT license/certification (if applicable) and proof of education to email@example.com. Please include your application confirmation ID number.
- Monitor the progress of your application from your “Certification Application Status” in case additional actions are needed. Once the National Registry approves your application and your status is “Ready to Test,” you can view your ATT letter and contact Pearson Vue to schedule your exam.
If you successfully complete the national
certification process between:
January 1 - June 30
July 1- December 31
Your initial certification date will be