How To Become A Paramedic In Georgia

How To Become A Paramedic In Georgia

Levels of EMT

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)
Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate (EMT-I)
Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P)

National Registry State

NREMT registration is required.


  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Drug screening and criminal history check

Length of License

2 years

License Maintenance Requirements

EMTs: 24 hours of continuing education and CPR certification
Paramedics: 40 hours of continuing education, CPR certification and advanced cardiac life support

Continuing Education Requirements by Level

Total Hours:
EMT-B: 24 hours
EMT-I: 24 hours
EMT-P: 40 hours

Regulating State Agency

Georgia Department of Emergency Medical Services
2600 Skyland Dr
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404-679-0457
Fax: 404-679-0526

Scope of Practice

The Department of Community Health (DCH) establishes the authority that grants the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) to create protocols that follow state statutes and Rules/Regulations.


The following documents are needed for out-of-state EMS program graduates:
• Completed reciprocity application
• Current national criminal record history report generated no earlier than 12 months prior to submitting an application for licensure
• Passport-style photo
• Documentation attesting to the successful completion of an approved EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P course.
• Cope of appropriate level and current NREMT level wallet card
• Documentation attesting to current CPR certification, as well as ACLS certification for paramedics
• Acceptable documents attesting to appropriate age include:
1. Original/certified birth certificate
2. Certified copy of court records (if adopted, name/sex change)
3. Certified naturalization records
4. Current driver’s license
5. Immigration identification card from the US Citizenship and Immigration Service
6. Valid passport
• Check or money order in the amount of $75 drawn on a United States bank, made payable to the “Georgia Department of Human Resources“


Fees for all levels of licensure: $75

Accredited Schools for 2013

  1. Gwinnett Technical College – Lawrenceville, GA

As of 11/30/2011

4 Responses to “How To Become A Paramedic In Georgia”

  1. Steve says:

    Basic EMT’s can work on an ambulance in Georgia.

  2. Ron says:

    Steve, thanks for the info. I’ve modified the entry.

  3. Phil says:

    Anyone know whether a UK EMT/Paramedic could get reciprocity or have to retrain from scratch?