Illinois

Illinois EMS Office Contact Info

Illinois Office of EMS

525-535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL  62761
(217) 785-2080
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Illinois EMS Exams Information

Illinois EMR Exams

The Department of EMS in Illinois shall have the authority and responsibility to prescribe licensure testing requirements for all levels of EMS personnel, which shall include a requirement that all phases of instruction, training, and field experience be completed before taking the appropriate licensure exam.  Candidates may elect to take the appropriate National Registry exam in lieu of the Department's exam, but are responsible for making their own arrangements for taking the National Registry exam. 

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

Illinois EMT Exams

The Department of EMS in Illinois shall have the authority and responsibility to prescribe licensure testing requirements for all levels of EMS personnel, which shall include a requirement that all phases of instruction, training, and field experience be completed before taking the appropriate licensure exam.  Candidates may elect to take the appropriate National Registry exam in lieu of the Department's exam, but are responsible for making their own arrangements for taking the National Registry exam. 

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

Illinois AEMT Exams

The Department of EMS in Illinois shall have the authority and responsibility to prescribe licensure testing requirements for all levels of EMS personnel, which shall include a requirement that all phases of instruction, training, and field experience be completed before taking the appropriate licensure exam.  Candidates may elect to take the appropriate National Registry exam in lieu of the Department's exam, but are responsible for making their own arrangements for taking the National Registry exam. 

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

Illinois Paramedic Exams

The Department of EMS in Illinois shall have the authority and responsibility to prescribe licensure testing requirements for all levels of EMS personnel, which shall include a requirement that all phases of instruction, training, and field experience be completed before taking the appropriate licensure exam.  Candidates may elect to take the appropriate National Registry exam in lieu of the Department's exam, but are responsible for making their own arrangements for taking the National Registry exam. 

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

 

Requirements for Illinois EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

In Illinois, an Emergency Medical Responder or (EMR or First Responder) has successfully completed a course in emergency medical response as approved by the Department and provides emergency medical response services prior to the arrival of an ambulance or specialized emergency medical services vehicle, in accordance with the level of care established by the National EMS Educational Standards Emergency Medical Responder course as modified by the Department. An Emergency Medical Responder who provides services as part of an EMS System response plan shall comply with the applicable sections of the Program Plan, as approved by the Department, of that EMS System. The Department shall have the authority to adopt rules governing the curriculum, practice, and necessary equipment applicable to Emergency Medical Responders.

All EMS Systems and licensees shall be fully compliant with the National EMS Education Standards, as modified by the Department in administrative rules, within 24 months after the adoption of the administrative rules. 

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

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

In Illinois, an  Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) has successfully completed a course in basic life support as approved by the Department, is currently licensed by the Department in accordance with standards prescribed by this Act and rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and practices within an EMS System. A valid Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) license issued under this Act shall continue to be valid and shall be recognized as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license until the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) license expires. 

All EMS Systems and licensees shall be fully compliant with the National EMS Education Standards, as modified by the Department in administrative rules, within 24 months after the adoption of the administrative rules. 

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

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

In Illinois, an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) has successfully completed a course in basic and limited advanced emergency medical care as approved by the Department, is currently licensed by the Department in accordance with standards prescribed by this Act and rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and practices within an Intermediate or Advanced Life Support EMS System. 

All EMS Systems and licensees shall be fully compliant with the National EMS Education Standards, as modified by the Department in administrative rules, within 24 months after the adoption of the administrative rules. 

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

EMT-P - Paramedic

In Illinois, a Paramedic (EMT-P) has successfully completed a course in advanced life support care as approved by the Department, is licensed by the Department in accordance with standards prescribed by this Act and rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and practices within an Advanced Life Support EMS System. A valid Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) license issued under this Act shall continue to be valid and shall be recognized as a Paramedic license until the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) license expires. 

All EMS Systems and licensees shall be fully compliant with the National EMS Education Standards, as modified by the Department in administrative rules, within 24 months after the adoption of the administrative rules. 

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

 

Illinois EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT, Paramedic Advocate Christ Medical Center 4440 W 95th St Oak Lawn 708-684-5957 website
Paramedic Advocate Condell Medical Center 801 South Milwaukee Ave Libertyville 847-990-5309 website
EMT, Paramedic Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital 3815 Highland Ave Downers Grove 630-275-1381 website
Paramedic Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 1775 Dempster Street Park Ridge 847-723-5427 website
Paramedic Advocate Sherman Hospital 1425 N Randall Rd Elgin 224-789-3947 website
EMT, Paramedic Black Hawk College 6600 34th Ave Moline 309-796-5361 website
EMT, Paramedic Illinois Central College 5407 N University St East Peoria 309-690-7540 website
EMR, EMT, Paramedic Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith Road Ogelsby 815-224-0485 website
EMT, Paramedic Kaskaskia College 27210 College Road Centralia 618-545-3431 website
EMT, Paramedic Kishwaukee College 2727 Sycamore Rd DeKalb 815-756-1521 website
Paramedic Lake Land College 5001 Lake Land Blvd Mattoon 217-234-5362 website
EMT, Paramedic Lewis & Clark Community College 5800 Godfrey Rd Godfrey 618-468-4918 website
EMR, EMT Loyola University Medical Center 2160 South First Ave Maywood 708-327-3547 website
EMT, Paramedic Malcolm X College 1900 West Jackson Blvd Chicago 312-850-7303 website
EMT McHenry County College 8900 US Hwy 14 Crystal Lake 815-759-8044 website
EMT, Paramedic Parkland College 1309 North Mattis Ave Champaign 217-353-2760 website
EMT, Paramedic Rend Lake College 327 Potomac Blvd Mount Vernon 618-437-5321 website
Paramedic Southwestern Illinois College 2500 Carlyle Rd Belleville 618-222-5343 website
EMT, Paramedic Waubonsee Community College 300 Randall Road Geneva 630-938-8464 website

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