District of Columbia

District of Columbia EMS Office Contact Info

District of Columbia Office of EMS

899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002 
(202) 671-4222
website

 

District of Columbia EMS Exams Information

District of Columbia EMR Exams

To become a certified EMR you must pass the national registry. 

Find out more about the EMR National Registry exam here.

District of Columbia EMT Exams

To become a certified EMT you must pass the national registry. 

Find out more about the EMT National Registry exam here.

District of Columbia AEMT Exams

To become a certified AEMT you must pass the national registry. 

Find out more about the AEMT National Registry exam here.

District of Columbia Paramedic Exams

To become a certified Paramedic you must pass the national registry. 

Find out more about the Paramedic National Registry exam here.

 

Requirements for District of Columbia EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

Copy of Course Completion Certificate; Copy of NREMT EMR (or greater) Certification; Copy of American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider CPR Certification (or equivalent); and completed electronic application authorized by the Medical Director and Employer Representative

For more information about the requirements for becoming an EMR in District of Columbia go here.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

Copy of Course Completion Certificate; Copy of NREMT AEMT (or greater) Certification; Copy of AHA Health Care Provider CPR Certification (or equivalent); Completed electronic application authorized by the Medical Director and Employer Representative; and you must be 18+ years old and agree to have a background check on past criminal activities.

For more information about the requirements for becoming an EMT in District of Columbia go here.

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Copy of Course Completion Certificate; Copy of NREMT AEMT (or greater) Certification; Copy of AHA Health Care Provider CPR Certification (or equivalent); Completed electronic application authorized by the Medical Director and Employer Representative; and you must be 18+ years old and agree to have a background check on past criminal activities.

The AEMT has the ability to start IVs, administer some medications and performed some advanced airway procedures that can be beneficial to a wide variety of patients.

For more information about the requirements for becoming an AEMT in District of Columbia go here.

EMT-P - Paramedic

Copy of Course Completion Certificate; Copy of NREMT Paramedic Certification; Copy of AHA Health Care Provider CPR Certification (or equivalent); Copy of AHA ACLS Certification, and completed electronic application authorized by the Medical Director and Employer Representative.

This is a high level of prehospital medical training and usually involves key skills not performed by technicians, including cannulation (and with it the ability to use a range of drugs, such as, morphine), cardiac monitoring, intubation and other skills, such as, performing a cricothyrotomy. In many countries, this is a protected title, and use of it without the relevant qualification may result in criminal prosecution. In the United States, paramedics represent the highest licensure level of prehospital emergency care in most states. In addition, several certifications exist for Paramedics such as Wilderness ALS Care, Flight Paramedic Certification, and Critical Care EMT-Paramedic.

For more information about the requirements for becoming a Paramedic in District of Columbia go here.

 

District of Columbia EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT George Washington University 2120 L St NW Washington, DC 202-741-2958 website
EMT, AEMT, Paramedic Westlink Career Institute 1513 Rhode Island Avenue Washington, DC 202-529-5465 website

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