Massachusetts

Massachusetts EMS Office Contact Info

Massachusetts Office of EMS

99 Chauncy St. 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 753-7300
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Massachusetts EMS Exams Information

Massachusetts EMR Exams

Contact the Massachusetts office of OEMS for EMR exam information here.

Find out more about the EMR National Registry exam here

Massachusetts EMT Exams

Candidates must first contact the NREMT to begin the process to obtain NREMT certification. The Commonwealth’s EMT-Basic psychomotor examination (practical exam), accepted by the NREMT, is administered to individuals who have successfully completed an EMT-Basic training program at a Department-accredited training institution. Finally, individuals whose Massachusetts EMT certification has lapsed and who meet certain retraining requirements for reinstatement through NREMT examination must take the practical examination applicable to their level of certification.

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

Massachusetts AEMT Exams

Candidates must first contact the NREMT to begin the process to obtain NREMT certification. The NREMT Advanced EMT practical exam must be taken by individuals who have successfully completed an Advanced EMT training program at a Department-accredited training institution.  Finally, individuals whose Massachusetts EMT certification has lapsed and who meet certain retraining requirements for reinstatement through NREMT examination must take the practical examination applicable to their level of certification.

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

Massachusetts Paramedic Exams

Candidates must first contact the NREMT to begin the process to obtain NREMT certification. The NREMT Paramedic practical exam must be taken by individuals who have successfully completed a Paramedic training program at a Department-accredited training institution.  Finally, individuals whose Massachusetts EMT certification has lapsed and who meet certain retraining requirements for reinstatement through NREMT examination must take the practical examination applicable to their level of certification.

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

 

Requirements for Massachusetts EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

In order to become a first responder in the state of Massachusetts, you must enroll in, and successfully complete a first responder training program.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

In order to be eligible to be certified as an EMT-Basic, a person must: Be at least 18 years of age; Abstain from the abuse of drugs which impairs professional judgment and/or practice; Be free of any physical or mental impairment or disease which could reasonably be expected to impair the ability to be an EMT, or which could reasonably be expected to jeopardize the health and safety of the patient; Meet the training requirements applicable to the level of certification; and Obtain National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification by successfully completing a Massachusetts psychomotor (practical) examination and NREMT cognitive (computer-based) examination.

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

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Minimum training requirements for certification as an AEMT include completion of an EMT-Basic training program and Department-approved Advanced EMT initial training. The course consists of: Didactic (classroom) learning that follows the National EMS Education Standards published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All initial training courses must be taught by an EMT training institution. Advanced EMT students to clinical rotations and field internships in addition to their didactic (classroom/lab) portions.

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

EMT-P - Paramedic

The minimum training requirements for certification as a Paramedic include: Successful completion of the requirements for training as an EMT-Basic or Advanced EMT; and Successful completion of an initial paramedic training program taught by an EMT training institution. 

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

 

Massachusetts EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT, Paramedic Greenfield Community College One College Drive Greenfield 413-775-1761 website
EMT, Paramedic Massachusetts Bay Community College 19 Flagg Drive Framingham 508-270-4073 website
EMT, Paramedic Massasoit Community College 49 Union Street Middleborough 508-588-9100 website
EMT, Paramedic Quinsigamond Community College 670 West Boylston St Worcester 508-751-7942 website
EMT, Paramedic Springfield College 263 Alden Street Springfield 413-748-3766 website

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