Levels of EMT
Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B)
Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate (EMT-I)
Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P)
National Registry State
In order to be a licensed EMT in Arizona you are required to pass the NREMT as well as a state examination.
- At least 18 years old
- High school diploma or GED
Length of License
EMT- Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic: 2 years
One can be issued temporary 6-month certification if they hold a current NREMT registration but have not yet completed an Arizona ALS or EMT-B refresher. This 6 month certification may be extended for 18 months after an EMT completes an Arizona ALS or EMT-B refresher.
License Maintenance Requirements
EMT-Basic: successful completion of The Arizona EMT-B Refresher OR The Arizona EMT-B Refresher Challenge Examination OR evidence of current NREMT-Basic registration.
EMT-Intermediate: continuing education OR current NREMT-Intermediate/99 registration
EMT-Paramedic: continuing education OR current NREMT-Paramedic registration
Continuing Education Requirements by Level
EMT-B: none required
EMT-I/P: 60 hours including 7 hours through proficiency in CPR and proficiency in advanced emergency cardiac life support
Regulating State Agency
The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System (BEMSTS)
Scope of Practice
Arizona is a medical director driven state. An EMT-P in Arizona may perform CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) if approved to do so by his/her administrative medical director.
Successful completion of an Arizona ALS or EMT-B refresher
EMT B: $70
EMT I: $110
EMT P: Practical Exam $300, National Registry CBT $110: total $410
EMT-Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic Renewal: $150
EMT-Basic: successful completion of The Arizona EMT-B course
EMT-Intermediate: successful completion of The Arizona EMT-I course
EMT-Paramedic: successful completion of The Arizona EMT-P course
Accredited Schools for 2013
As of 8/03/2011
As of May 2010 Arizona had 3,560 EMTs and paramedics.