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.

Requirements

  • 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
Email: phemsingo@dhr.ga.us
Website: http://ems.ga.gov/

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.

Reciprocity

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“

Costs

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?