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On January 23rd, 2020, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians launched a new “EMS-ID” system marking a milestone in the national EMS structure and EMS profession. This 12-digit, unique, public identification number had been anticipating a release onto the NREMT website as well as with some licensure systems by June 2020 with more expansion to come in the near future. This specific number will allow the ability not only to link all of your State and National EMS records directly to you but also to allow for easy access to your credentials and information as needed for yourself or State EMS offices. This ID number is however different when...

    So, you just sat for the NREMT exam and now you are in the waiting game--what’s next? As you may have noticed, once your computerized test ended, it didn’t tell you whether you passed or failed! Regardless of whether your test kicked you out at 75 questions or 124 questions, there is no way to tell for sure whether you passed or failed the NREMT exam at the time of completion. The National Registry notifies testers of their outcomes via USPS mail and most people receive their certification around two weeks after sitting for the exam. However, there is a much faster and more efficient way of seeing whether you passed or not!

On the NREMT website:

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    The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is a non-profit organization created in 1970 to provide a competency guideline for emergency services. Prior to 1970, there were no uniform testing curricula recognized by the United States, and therefore, certification and knowledge base varied wildly from EMT to EMT. President Johnson recognized the need for regulated training and testing for persons working in the emergency services and recommended the creation of the National Registry. The National Registry is a governing body of prominent figures in the health and emergency services who are passionate about protecting the greater public.

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    An Emergency Medical Technician is a trained individual who responds to an array of medical emergencies. There are several levels of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT): EMT-Basic, EMT-Advanced, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic. Each level of EMT differs in the scope of practice and required training and certifications. The most common level of certification is EMT-Basic and requires the least amount of training. An EMT-Basic commonly works on an ambulance alongside an EMT-Paramedic (commonly referred to as simply a Paramedic); however, EMT-Basics can also work independently on crew ships, medical teams at private companies, on fire engines,...