Idaho

Idaho EMS Office Contact Info

Idaho Office of EMS

2224 E Old Penitentiary
Boise, ID 83712
(208) 334-4000
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Idaho EMS Exams Information

Idaho EMR Exams

The NREMT exam is required for Idaho EMR licenses. Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. All candidates must register online with NREMT: Instructions for candidate registration for the computer-based written examination at a Pearson VUE Test Center. Pearson VUE Centers are located in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and Spokane, Washington. Pearson VUE Centers are secure testing locations and might be a little intimidating. 


A practical examination is a separate event from the written. All practical examinations require pre-registration with a completed application. This must be done in advance to guarantee a spot in the exam. Some host sites charge a fee for the practical examination. It is the candidates’ responsibility to arrange for fee payment with the host site. The practical exam schedule is posted on the Education webpage and updated weekly. 

Find out more about the EMR National Registry exam here and here

Idaho EMT Exams

The NREMT exam is required for Idaho EMT licenses. Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. All candidates must register online with NREMT: Instructions for candidate registration for the computer-based written examination at a Pearson VUE Test Center. Pearson VUE Centers are located in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and Spokane, Washington. Pearson VUE Centers are secure testing locations and might be a little intimidating. 


A practical examination is a separate event from the written. All practical examinations require pre-registration with a completed application. This must be done in advance to guarantee a spot in the exam. Some host sites charge a fee for the practical examination. It is the candidates’ responsibility to arrange for fee payment with the host site. The practical exam schedule is posted on the Education webpage and updated weekly. 

Find out more about the EMT National Registry exam here and here

Idaho AEMT Exams

The NREMT exam is required for Idaho AEMT licenses. Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. All candidates must register online with NREMT: Instructions for candidate registration for the computer-based written examination at a Pearson VUE Test Center. Pearson VUE Centers are located in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and Spokane, Washington. Pearson VUE Centers are secure testing locations and might be a little intimidating. 


A practical examination is a separate event from the written. All practical examinations require pre-registration with a completed application. This must be done in advance to guarantee a spot in the exam. Some host sites charge a fee for the practical examination. It is the candidates’ responsibility to arrange for fee payment with the host site. The practical exam schedule is posted on the Education webpage and updated weekly. 

Find out more about the AEMT National Registry exam here and here

Idaho Paramedic Exams

The NREMT exam is required for Idaho AEMT licenses. Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. All candidates must register online with NREMT: Instructions for candidate registration for the computer-based written examination at a Pearson VUE Test Center. Pearson VUE Centers are located in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and Spokane, Washington. Pearson VUE Centers are secure testing locations and might be a little intimidating. 


A practical examination is a separate event from the written. All practical examinations require pre-registration with a completed application. This must be done in advance to guarantee a spot in the exam. Some host sites charge a fee for the practical examination. It is the candidates’ responsibility to arrange for fee payment with the host site. The practical exam schedule is posted on the Education webpage and updated weekly. 

Find out more about the Paramedic National Registry exam here and here

 

Requirements for Idaho EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

To become a licensed EMR in Idaho you must: Successfully complete your EMS Course. Pass the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) computer-based written examination and the practical examination.  Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. Submit to and pass a Criminal History Check by the Department of Health and Welfare. Secure affiliation with an Idaho licensed EMS agency. Complete and submit an Initial Provider Application, which includes a copy of your photo ID. (Acceptable forms of ID are: driver’s license, state identification card, and military identification card) 

For more information on becoming an EMR in Idaho go here.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

To become a licensed EMT in Idaho you must: Successfully complete your EMS Course. Pass the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) computer-based written examination and the practical examination.  Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. Submit to and pass a Criminal History Check by the Department of Health and Welfare. Secure affiliation with an Idaho licensed EMS agency. Complete and submit an Initial Provider Application, which includes a copy of your photo ID. (Acceptable forms of ID are: driver’s license, state identification card, and military identification card) 

For more information on becoming an EMT in Idaho go here.

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

To become a licensed EMR in Idaho you must: Successfully complete your EMS Course. Pass the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) computer-based written examination and the practical examination.  Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. Submit to and pass a Criminal History Check by the Department of Health and Welfare. Secure affiliation with an Idaho licensed EMS agency. Complete and submit an Initial Provider Application, which includes a copy of your photo ID. (Acceptable forms of ID are: driver’s license, state identification card, and military identification card) 

Advanced EMT and Paramedic applicants: fill out Direct Bill information or include fee payment by cash, check, or money order made out to Idaho EMS. 

For more information on becoming an AEMT in Idaho go here.

EMT-P - Paramedic

To become a licensed EMR in Idaho you must: Successfully complete your EMS Course. Pass the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) computer-based written examination and the practical examination.  Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license. Submit to and pass a Criminal History Check by the Department of Health and Welfare. Secure affiliation with an Idaho licensed EMS agency. Complete and submit an Initial Provider Application, which includes a copy of your photo ID. (Acceptable forms of ID are: driver’s license, state identification card, and military identification card) 

Advanced EMT and Paramedic applicants: fill out Direct Bill information or include fee payment by cash, check, or money order made out to Idaho EMS. 

For more information on becoming a Paramedic in Idaho go here.

 

Idaho EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT, AEMT, Paramedic College of Southern Idaho 315 Falls Ave Twin Falls 208-732-6710 website
Paramedic Idaho State University 1311 East Central Drive Meridian 208-373-1879 website
EMT, Paramedic Lewis-Clark State College 500 8th Avenue Lewiston 208-305-3312 website

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