Levels of EMT
• ETT: Emergency Trauma Technician: 40 hours in length, teaches basics of emergency medical care. First developed in Southeast Alaska for use in logging camps, the ETT course can be modified to meet the needs of the students or community
• EMT-I (Roman numeral 1): equivalent to National Standard EMT-Basic.
• Defibrillator Technician: EMT-I with 16 hours of additional training allowing for use of manual defibrillators.
• EMT-II: Roughly equivalent to national standard EMT-intermediate.
• EMT-III: use of morphine, lidocaine, atropine, epinephrine
• MICP: Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics: function under direct/indirect supervision of a physician.
National Registry State
NREMT exam is used for reciprocity in EMT-I/II (basic and intermediate) levels.
- EMT: at least 18 years of age
- EMT-II: must be certified as EMT-I and have provided care to 10 patients after becoming certified
- EMT-III: must be certified as EMT-II, have provided care to 10 patients as an EMT-II and successfully completed 10 patients venepunctures, 8 of which must have been with catheter covered needles
- MICP: at least 19 years of age, have graduated high school, and hold credentials from within the state or the NREMTs at any level
- EMT-II, EMT-III, MICP: must have a doctor who agrees to be responsible for supervising them
- University of Alaska Fairbanks – Fairbanks, AK
- Kenai Peninsula College – Anchorage, AK
- Matanuska-Susitna College – Anchorage, AK
Length of License
2 years for all levels
License Maintenance Requirements
Continuing education with practical/written examination
Continuing Education Requirements by Level
If certification has not expired or has been expired for 12 months or less the following is required: documentation of 48 CMEs less than two years from the date of application, written examination with score 70 or above, verification of skills OR successful completion of the practical examination
If certification has been expired 12-36 months the following are required: documentation of 72+ CMEs less than two years from the date of application, written examination with score of 70 or above, successful completion of practical examination, refresher training program within the 12 months preceding the date of application, skills verification within 12 months preceding the date of application
EMT-II, III: sponsorship of a physician medical director
MCIP: 60 hours for each year of the licensing cycle (120 total)
Regulating State Agency
Governor’s Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS)
Scope of Practice
Alaska is a medical director driven state. EMT-II, III, MCIP’s all practice under the direct/indirect supervision of their agency’s sponsoring physician. Scope of practice therefore differs from agency to agency.
EMT-B: all states (become EMT-I)
EMT-I: all states (become EMT-II)
EMT-P: state certification, state exam, potential employer must sponsor you (become MCIP)
ETT/EMT: $25 initial and recertification, $10 written examination test
MCIP: 50$ application, $50 license, $50 temporary/provisional permit
Completion of an Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services approved EMS training course.
Accredited Schools for 2013
As of 08/02/2011
EMT’s, EMS Instructors, Defibrillator Technicians: 4000+
Each fall ACEMS (Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services) puts on the Governor’s Annual Award for Emergency Medical Services at the annual State EMS Symposium.