How To Become A Paramedic In Kansas

How To Become A Paramedic In Kansas

Levels of EMT

• Emergency Medical Responder (EMR): analogous to First Responder
• Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): combined EMT-B and previous EMT-defibrillator
• Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT): analogous to EMT-I
• Paramedic/Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT)

National Registry State

NREMT certification is required along with state practical and written exams


  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Criminal background check

Length of License

3 years

License Maintenance Requirements

Must obtain board approved continuing education during the 2 years preceding license expiration

Continuing Education Requirements by Level

Total Hours:
EMR: 16 hours
EMT: 28 hours
AEMT: 44 hours
MICT: 60 hours

Regulating State Agency

Kansas Board of EMS
900 SW Jackson
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Phone: 785-296-7296

Scope of Practice

Kansas is a medical director state. This includes ALL EMS service providers (first responders, fire-based responders, and private industry responders.)


If currently certified in another state OR have NREMT registry, additional testing is not required. (Unless applying for the AEMT (EMT-I) level in which case you have to take a written and practical exam.)


EMR: $15
EMT: $50
AMET: $50
MICP: $65

EMR: $20
EMT: $30
AEMT: $30
MICT: $50

Accredited Schools for 2013

  1. Barton County Community College – Great Bend, KS
  2. Coffeyville Community College – Coffeyville, KS
  3. Cowley College – Winfield, KS
  4. Flint Hills Technical College – Emporia, KS
  5. Garden City Community College – Garden City, KS
  6. Hutchinson Community College – Hutchinson, KS
  7. Johnson County Community College – Overland Park, KS
  8. Kansas City Kansas Community College – Kansas City, KS

As of 08/13/2011

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