How To Become A Paramedic In Indiana

How To Become A Paramedic In Indiana

Levels of EMT

First Responder
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Advanced (EMT-BA) – EMT plus 65 hours class, 10 hours hospital, 10 hours ambulance
Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate (EMT-I)
Paramedic

National Registry State

NREMT exam is only accepted if you possess an EMT license in another state. All EMT levels are required to take an Indiana state exam.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years old upon course completion
  • Must have current Health Care Provider CPR
  • Paramedic: must be at least 21 years of age

Length of License

2 years

License Maintenance Requirements

Every 2 years one must complete the required continuing education requirements as well as successful verification of skill competency

Continuing Education Requirements by Level

Total Hours:
First Responder: 20 hours
EMT-B: 40 hours plus verification of skill competency
EMT-BA: 54 hours plus verification of skill competency
EMT-I: 72 hours plus verification of skill competency
EMT-P: 72 hours plus verification of skill competency

Regulating State Agency

Indiana Department of Homeland Security
EMS Certifications, E239, IGC-S
302 W. Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
Phone: (317)234-6804
http://www.in.gov/dhs/3525.htm

Scope of Practice

EMTs: Scope of practice is established by the Emergency Medical Services Commission.
Paramedic: Scope of practice is established by the Paramedic Licensing Board.

Reciprocity

To obtain certification based upon reciprocity, you must meet the follow criteria:
First Responder and EMT-B:
• Minimum of 18 years of age and ONE of the following:
• Possess a valid certificate/license as a first responder AND successfully complete the written and practical skills examinations OR:
• While serving in the United States military successfully complete a course of training and study equivalent to the material contained in the Indiana first responder training course AND successfully complete the written and practical skills certification examinations OR:
• Hold a valid unlimited license to practice medicine in Indiana AND successfully complete the written and practical skills exams OR:
• Successfully complete a course of training and study equivalent to the material contained in the Indiana first responder training course AND successfully complete the written and practical skills exams OR:
• Hold current first responder registration issued by the National Registry AND complete a course equivalent to Indiana approved curriculum
EMT-BA:
You must meet all of the following requirements:
• Be affiliated with an Indiana certified emergency technician-basic advanced provider organisation or supervising hospital
• Possess a valid certificate or license as an emergency medical technician-basic advanced from another state or successfully complete a course of training and study equivalent to the material contained in the Indiana emergency medical technician-basic advanced training course
• Successfully pass the Indiana emergency medical technician-basic advanced written and practical skills examinations
EMT-I and Paramedic:
You must meet all of the following requirements:
• Possess a valid certificate/license from another state
• Successfully pass the NREMT

Costs

License fee: $50

Accredited Schools for 2013

  1. Adams Memorial Hospital – Decatur, IN
  2. Community Health Network – Indianapolis, IN
  3. Elkhart General Hospital – Elkhart, IN
  4. Howard Regional Health System – Kokomo, IN
  5. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital – Indianapolis, IN
  6. Indiana University Health – Goshen, IN
  7. Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN
  8. Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington – Bloomington, IN
  9. Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus – Columbus, IN
  10. Ivy Tech Community College-Evansville – Evansville, IN
  11. Ivy Tech Community College-Ft. Wayne – Fort Wayne, IN
  12. Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo – Kokomo, IN
  13. Ivy Tech Community College-South Bend – South Bend, IN
  14. Ivy Tech Community College-Terre Haute – Terre Haute, IN
  15. Pelham-Ball Memorial Consortium – Bloomington, IN
  16. St Francis Hospital and Health Centres – Beech Groove, IN
  17. St Vincent’s Indianapolis Hospital – Indianapolis, IN
  18. The Methodist Hospitals, Inc – Gary, IN
  19. Vincennes University – Vincennes, IN

As of 08/08/2011

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

  1. Kevo says:

    You don’t have to be 21 to be a paramedic in the state of Indiana.