Kentucky

Kentucky EMS Office Contact Info

Kentucky Office of EMS

118 James Court, Suite #50
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 256-3565
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Kentucky EMS Exams Information

Kentucky EMR Exams

To become a licensed EMR in Kentucky you must pass the NREMT. Contact your EMR program to find locations to take the NREMT.

Find out more about the EMR National Registry exam here.

Kentucky EMT Exams

To become a licensed EMT in Kentucky you must pass the NREMT. Contact your EMT program to find locations to take the NREMT.

Find out more about the EMT National Registry exam here.

Kentucky AEMT Exams

To become a licensed AEMT in Kentucky you must pass the NREMT. Contact your AEMT program to find locations to take the NREMT.

Find out more about the AEMT National Registry exam here.

Kentucky Paramedic Exams

To become a licensed Paramedic in Kentucky you must pass the NREMT. Contact your Paramedic program to find locations to take the NREMT.

Find out more about the Paramedic National Registry exam here.

 

Requirements for Kentucky EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

To become an EMR in the state of Kentucky you must: Create an account in the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Information System (KEMSIS); Complete CPR certification; Completion of Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services HIV/AIDS Course; Proof of age 16 or greater (Birth Certificate, State Issued Photo ID, Driver's License, etc); Must NOT have been found guilty of, entered a guilty plea, or Alford plea to a felony offense or have completed a diversion program for a felony offense; Must NOT have been subjected to discipline that would prevent certification at the time of application; High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or Transcripts with graduation date if less than 18 years old or verification that student is enrolled in high school with a Grade Point Average (GPA) greater than 2.0; Background Check less than 6 months old (Initial Kentucky certification or licensure requires a background check from CastleBranch); $25.00 in Fees ($15.00 Certification Fee + $10.00 Application Fee); and have current National Registry Certification

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

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

To become an EMT in the state of Kentucky you must: Create an Account on the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Information System (KEMSIS); Have Current CPR certification; Completion of a CHFS approved HIV/AIDS Course; Must NOT have been found guilty of, entered a guilty plea, or Alford plea to a felony offense or have completed a diversion program for a felony offense; Must NOT have been subjected to discipline that would prevent certification at the time of application; Motor Vehicle Operators License (Driver's License) or Learners Permit for a US State or Territory; High School Diploma / General Education Development (GED); Background Check less than 6 months old (Initial Kentucky certification or licensure requires a background check from CastleBranch); $40.00 Fee ($30.00 Certification Fee + $10.00 Application Fee), and have current National Registry Certification

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

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

To become an AEMT in the state of Kentucky you must:  Have EMT-Basic certification as a prerequisite for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course.

All AEMT Applicants must submit the following items: Must NOT have been found guilty of, entered a guilty plea, or Alford plea to a felony offense or have completed a diversion program for a felony offense; Must NOT have been subjected to discipline that would prevent certification at the time of application; Background Check less than 6 months old at eligibility for certification (Initial Kentucky certification or licensure requires a background check from CastleBranch); High School Diploma / General Education Development (GED); Create an Account on the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Information System (KEMSIS); Current CPR certification; Completion of a Cabinet for Health and Family Services approved HIV/AIDS Course; Complete Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma course endorsed by the state of Kentucky; $60.00 Fee ($50.00 Certification Fee + $10.00 Application Fee); and have current National Registry Certification for the AEMT Level

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

EMT-P - Paramedic

To become a Paramedic in the state of Kentucky you must: Create an account in the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Information System (KEMSIS); Have Current CPR certification; Completion of CHFS approved HIV/AIDS Course; Must NOT have been found guilty of, entered a guilty plea, or Alford plea to a felony offense or have completed a diversion program or a felony offense; Must NOT have been subjected to discipline that would prevent certification at teh time of application; Motor Vehicles Operators License (Driver's License) for a US State or Territory; High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED); Must be 18 years of age or older; Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification Background Check less than 6 months old from CastleBranch; Kentucky EMT-B Certification or National Registry EMT Certification; Determination of Death Certification; Paramedic Course Completion Form; $75.00 Fee ($65.00 Licensure Fee + $10.00 Application Fee); and have current National Registry Certification

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

 

Kentucky EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT, Paramedic Eastern Kentucky University 521 Lancaster Ave Richmond 859-429-1367 website
EMT, Paramedic Gateway Community & Technical College 790 Thomas More Parkway Edgewood 859-442-1151 website
Paramedic Madisonville Community College 750 North Laffoon Street Madisonville 270-824-1752 website
Paramedic Owensboro Community and Technical College 4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro 270-499-8269 website
EMT, Paramedic Somerset Community College 808 Monticello Street Somerset 606-387-3718 website

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