Iowa

Iowa EMS Office Contact Info

Iowa Office of EMS

321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(800) 728-3367
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Iowa EMS Exams Information

Iowa EMR Exams

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already: Registered with the NREMT and received an Authorization to Test letter; been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and paid an examination authorization fee to NREMT.

Find out more about the EMR National Registry exam here.

Iowa EMT Exams

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already: Registered with the NREMT and received an Authorization to Test letter; been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and paid an examination authorization fee to NREMT.

Find out more about the EMT National Registry exam here.

Iowa AEMT Exams

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already: Registered with the NREMT and received an Authorization to Test letter; been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and paid an examination authorization fee to NREMT.

Find out more about the AEMT National Registry exam here.

Iowa Paramedic Exams

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already: Registered with the NREMT and received an Authorization to Test letter; been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and paid an examination authorization fee to NREMT.

Find out more about the Paramedic National Registry exam here.

 

Requirements for Iowa EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

This EMS provider level identifies individuals who have successfully completed a program of training that used, as a minimum, the National Education Standards for the EMR and successfully completed the testing requirements or completed the FR to EMR transition requirement.  The primary focus of the EMR is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. EMRs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMRs perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

For more information on becoming an EMR in Iowa go here and here.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

This EMS provider level identifies individuals who have successfully completed a program of training that used, as a minimum, the National Education Standards for the EMT and successfully completed the testing requirements. The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

For more information on becoming an EMT in Iowa go here and here.

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

This EMS provider level identifies individuals who have successfully completed a program of training that used, as a minimum, the National Education Standards for the AEMT or completed the EMT-I to AEMT transition requirements and successfully completed the testing requirements. Providers certified as EMT-P may transition to AEMT. The primary focus of the AEMT is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. AEMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. AEMTs perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

For more information on becoming an AEMT in Iowa go here and here.

EMT-P - Paramedic

This EMS provider level identifies individuals who have successfully completed a program of training that used, as a minimum, the National Education Standards for the Paramedic or completed the EMT-P to Paramedic transition requirements and successfully completed the testing requirements. The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

For more information on becoming a Paramedic in Iowa go here and here.

 

Iowa EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT, Paramedic Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus 2006 S Ankeny Blvd Ankeny 515-965-7051 website
EMT, Paramedic Eastern Iowa Community College 306 West River Drive Davenport 563-336-3447 website
EMT, Paramedic Hawkeye Community College 1501 East Orange Road Waterloo 319-296-4428 website
EMT, Paramedic Indian Hills Community College 525 Grandview Ave Ottumwa 641-683-5122 website
EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic Iowa Central Community College One Triton Circle Fort Dodge 515-574-1300 website
EMT, AEMT, Paramedic Iowa Western Community College 2700 College Rd Council Bluffs 712-325-3243 website
EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic Kirkwood Community College 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids 319-398-5672 website
EMT, Paramedic Mercy College of Health Sciences 928 6th Ave Des Moines 515-643-7498 website
EMT, Paramedic Northeast Iowa Community College 8342 NICC Drive Peosta 563-556-5110 website
EMR, EMT, Paramedic Southeastern Community College 1500 West Agency Road West Burlington 319-205-5253 website
EMT, Paramedic University of Iowa Health Care 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City 319-356-4057 website
EMR, EMT, Paramedic Western Iowa Tech Community College PO Box 5199 Sioux City 712-274-8733 website

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