How To Become A Paramedic In Louisiana

How To Become A Paramedic In Louisiana

Levels of EMT

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

National Registry State

Louisiana is a National Registry State.


  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Criminal background check
  • Current driver’s license

Length of License

2 years

License Maintenance Requirements

Maintain NREMT, and CPR certification in addition to the below continuing education requirements

Continuing Education Requirements by Level

Total Hours:
EMT-B: 24 hours
EMT-I: 36 hours
EMT-P: 48 hours

Regulating State Agency

Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
11224 Boardwalk Drive Suite A1
Bator Rouge, La 70816
Ph: (225)763-5714

Scope of Practice

Scope of practice is based on the national scope of practice model and presided over by the State of Louisiana EMS Certification Commission.




EMT-B: $60
EMT-I: $80
EMT-P: $100

Accredited Schools for 2013

  1. Bossier Parish Community College – Bossier City, LA
  2. Delgado Community College – New Orleans, LA
  3. Louisiana State University Fire & Emergency Training Institute – Baton Rouge, LA
  4. National EMS Academy/South Louisiana Community College – Lafayette, LA

As of 8/17/2011

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