How To Become A Paramedic In Hawaii

How To Become A Paramedic In Hawaii

Levels of EMT

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

National Registry State

NREMT certification is required.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • CPR certification
  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Minimum of 3 references

Length of License

2 years: certificates are renewed on January 31 of each even-numbered year with renewal applications sent out in November of the odd-numbered year.

License Maintenance Requirements

EMT-B: NREMT certificate or all of the following:
• Complete a state approved EMT refresher training (24 hours minimum)
• Be currently certified in CPT
• Complete 48 hours of additional continuing education in any of the subjects listed in section 16-85-56(a) of the Board’s rules
EMT-P: NREMT certificate or all of the following:
• Complete 48 hours of paramedic refresher training, which shall include advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)certification or training determined to be equivalent by the medical director
• By currently certified in CPR
• Complete 24 hours of additional continuing education in any of the subjects listed in section 16-85-56(b) of the Board’s rules

Continuing Education Requirements by Level

Total Hours:
EMT-B: 72 hours
EMT-P: 72 hours

Regulating State Agency

State of Hawaii Department of Health
Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch
3675 Kilauea Avenue
Trotter Building, Basement Level
Honolulu, HI 96816 USA
Phone: +1(808) 733-9210
http://hawaii.gov/health/family-child-health/ems/index.html

Scope of Practice

Scope of practice is dictated by the department of health.

Reciprocity

The requirements are:
• Completion of a board or state approved course of training that is equivalent to the curriculum established in the board’s rules
• Passage of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination
• Have a current NREMT certificate
• EMT-P, must have completed paramedic training with the past 12 months.

Costs

Initial cost: $150
Renewal fees: $120

Accredited Schools for 2013

  1. Kapiolani Community College – Honolulu, HI
  2. City and County EMT Academy – Honolulu, HI

As of 08/08/2011

Stats

EMTs currently employed in the state of Hawaii: 500+

One Response to “How To Become A Paramedic In Hawaii”

  1. Joshua Tobias says:

    I am getting out of the military November of next year I’ve got CPR certification and doing emt classes now before I get out