Connecticut

Connecticut EMS Office Contact Info

Connecticut Office of EMS

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12EMS
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-7975
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Connecticut EMS Exams Information

Connecticut EMR Exams

Currently, only EMT and paramedic personnel are required to take NREMT examinations, and no level of provider is required to maintain NREMT certification beyond initial certification.  Legislation has been proposed to adopt the NREMT as the entry level examination for all levels of EMS provider, including EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic.

However, any person certified after 1/1/2020 will be required to maintain NREMT certification as a prerequisite of becoming recertified as an EMR, EMT or AEMT.

Find out more about EMR exams in Connecticut go here.

Find out more about the EMR National Registry exam here.

Connecticut EMT Exams

Currently, only EMT and paramedic personnel are required to take NREMT examinations, and no level of provider is required to maintain NREMT certification beyond initial certification.  Legislation has been proposed to adopt the NREMT as the entry level examination for all levels of EMS provider, including EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic.

However, any person certified after 1/1/2020 will be required to maintain NREMT certification as a prerequisite of becoming recertified as an EMR, EMT or AEMT.

Find out more about EMT exams in Connecticut go here and here.

Find out more about the EMT National Registry exam here.

Connecticut AEMT Exams

Currently, only EMT and paramedic personnel are required to take NREMT examinations, and no level of provider is required to maintain NREMT certification beyond initial certification.  Legislation has been proposed to adopt the NREMT as the entry level examination for all levels of EMS provider, including EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic.

However, any person certified after 1/1/2020 will be required to maintain NREMT certification as a prerequisite of becoming recertified as an EMR, EMT or AEMT.

Find out more about AEMT exams in Connecticut go here.

Find out more about the AEMT National Registry exam here.

Connecticut Paramedic Exams

Currently, only EMT and paramedic personnel are required to take NREMT examinations, and no level of provider is required to maintain NREMT certification beyond initial certification.  Legislation has been proposed to adopt the NREMT as the entry level examination for all levels of EMS provider, including EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic.

However, any person certified after 1/1/2020 will be required to maintain NREMT certification as a prerequisite of becoming recertified as an EMR, EMT or AEMT.

Find out more about Paramedic exams in Connecticut go here.

Find out more about the Paramedic National Registry exam here.

 

Requirements for Connecticut EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

An EMR applicant must be at least fourteen (14) years old and meet one of the following requirements: Successful completion of a Department-approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training program in Connecticut with a minimum of 60 hours (including written and practical examinations), or; Hold a current Connecticut certification/licensure as an EMT, AEMT or paramedic, and passage of the final examination required of an EMR initial training program.  Please note: EMRs must contact either the instructor of the EMR course or, if not trained in Connecticut, their OEMS Regional Coordinator to obtain examination information. 

For more information about becoming an EMR in Connecticut go here.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

An EMT applicant must be at least sixteen (16) years old and meet one of the following requirements: Successfully complete an Department-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program in Connecticut with a minimum of 150 hours (including written and practical examinations); or Hold a current unrestricted Connecticut licensure as a registered nurse (RN), advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), physician (MD) or physician assistant (PA), and successful completion of a Department-approved EMT refresher course with a minimum of 30 hours (including written and practical examinations) in addition to the successful completion of the State-approved cognitive and practical exams as described below.

For more information about becoming an EMT in Connecticut go here.

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

An AEMT applicant must meet one of the following requirements: Hold current Connecticut EMT certification at the time of enrollment and successful completion of a Department-approved 85 or 99 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) training program in Connecticut with a minimum of 100 hours that included written and practical examinations.

For more information about becoming an AEMT in Connecticut go here.

EMT-P - Paramedic

In Connecticut, Paramedics are a licensed profession.  Click the link below to download the application for Paramedic licensure. Find fees and the Paramedic application on the Connecticut OEMS website below.

For more information about becoming a Paramedic in Connecticut go here.

Connecticut EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT, Paramedic American/Backus Paramedic Program Consortium One American Way Norwich 860-383-1344 website
EMT Capital Community College 950 Main Street Hartford 860-906-5153 website
Paramedic Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program Consortium 1 Herald Square, Suite 50 New Britain 860-351-0180 website
EMR, EMT, Paramedic Hartford Hospital 80 Seymour Street Hartford 860-972-3361 website
EMT, Paramedic Yale-New Haven Hospital 77-D Willow Street New Haven 203-562-3320 website

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