How To Become A Paramedic In Arizona

How To Become A Paramedic In Arizona

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.

Requirements

  • 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

Total Hours:
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)
http://www.azdhs.gov/bems/index.htm

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.

Reciprocity

NREMT registration
Successful completion of an Arizona ALS or EMT-B refresher

Costs

EMT B: $70
EMT I: $110
EMT P: Practical Exam $300, National Registry CBT $110: total $410
EMT-Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic Renewal: $150

Educational Requirements

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

  • Arizona Academy of Emergency Services, LLC – Mesa, AZ
  • Buckeye Fire Department – Buckeye, AZ
  • Central Arizona College – Casa Grande, AZ
  • E-Med Inc – Glendale, AZ
  • Fire District of Sun City West – Sun City West, AZ
  • Fortis College – Phoenix, AZ
  • Glendale Community College – Glendale, AZ
  • Life Safety Solutions, LLC – Mesa, AZ
  • Mesa Community College – Mesa, AZ
  • Paradise Valley Community College – Phoenix, AZ
  • Phoenix College – Phoenix, AZ
  • Phoenix Fire Department – Phoenix, AZ
  • PMT Ambulance – Temple, AZ
  • Rural/Metro Corporation – Mesa, AZ
  • Scottsdale Community College – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale Fire Department – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Southwest Ambulance – Mesa, AZ
  • Wizard Education – Wittman, AZ
  • AeroCare Medical Transport, Inc – Tulsa, AZ
  • Northern AZ Health Care – Flagstaff, AZ
  • Northern Pioneer College – Holbrook, AZ
  • Yavapai College – Prescott Valley, AZ
  • Cochise College – Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Drexel Heights Fire District – Tucson, AZ
  • Eastern Arizona College – Thatcher, AZ
  • Fry Fire District – Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Public Safety & Emergency Services Institute of Pima Community College – North Bonita, AZ
  • Sierra Vista Fire Department – Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Sonoran Emergency Medical Training Academy – Tucson, AZ
  • Southwest Ambulance – Tucson, AZ
  • Tucson Fire Department – Tucson, AZ
  • Arizona Western College – Yuma, AZ
  • Golden Valley Fire Department – Golden Valley, AZ
  • Kingman Regional Medical Centre – Kingman, AZ
  • Mohave Community College – Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • River Medical Inc. – Kingman, AZ
  • City of Yuma Fire Department – Yuma, AZ
  • As of 8/03/2011

    Stats

    As of May 2010 Arizona had 3,560 EMTs and paramedics.

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