Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are trained to respond quickly to emergency medical situations and provide pre-hospital critical care to patients. … EMTs are highly demanded at all the hospitals and nursing homes. The course involves classroom training, coursework, clinical training and soft-skills training.
Students seeking EMT training in New Hampshire will attend an EMT-B training course that’s at least 100 hours in length. Successfully completion of an EMT course will result in students being eligible to take the NREMT-B exams and apply for state licensure.
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EMT Certification Requirements
The following is a list of requirements you will need to satisfy prior to becoming a licensed EMT in the State of New Hampshire (N.H.):
- candidate must be 18 years of age or more.
- completed a state-approved EMT training program.
- The candidate should be free from any mental or bodily ailment.
- English fluency is a must for every applicant.
- High school diploma
- Criminal background check.
- Pass NREMT examination.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Valid CPR certification.
Get EMT Training
Find a local approved training facility and register for the 120 hour EMT Basic training, but note that many training providers exceed the minimum 120 hours of training. Prior to contacting the training facility you should get proof of immunization and verify with the training facility what other immunizations you will need prior to registering.
It is very important that you only register for an approved training program at a state approved facility. as non-approved courses may not be accepted for an EMT license. Before you sign up for a course you should check with the N.H. EMS Agency whether the course is approved.
Training programs are usually spread over a 6 week period and cost usually ranges between $750 and $1,500.
A lot of approved training facilities also offer CPR certification courses. It would make sense for an applicant to choose a training facility that does indeed offer both the EMT and CPR training courses. Applicants should also talk to the training provider about the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) psychomotor examination and whether they will be able to provide such a certificate (see next step).
Upon completion you will receive a certificate that is needed for the state EMT license application.
EMT license applicants must pass the NREMT exams, which are made up of two parts, a written cognitive exam and a psychomotor exam. For the written exam an applicant will need to register with the NREMT (http://www.nremt.org) and pay the $70 application fee. When the applicant is ready to take the exam they will need to get in touch with Pearson Vue (http://www.vue.com) who provides the computer based testing for the NREMT exam.
- Cognitive Examination
The cognitive exam covers the entire spectrum of EMS care. This includes ventilation, airways, oxygenation, Trauma, Cardiology, Medical and EMS Operation. The maximum amount of time you will be given to pass this portion of the exam is 2 and half hours.
- Psychomotor Examination
The psychomotor examination consists of 12 separate skills laid out in scenario format to approximate the ability of the EMT-P to function in an out-of-hospital setting. The psychomotor exam portion of the paramedic NREMT exam will test your knowledge and competency in each of the following skills: Patient Assessment-Trauma, Cardiac Management Skills, Ventilatory Management, IV and Medication Skills, Pediatric Skills, Oral Station, and Random Basic Skills.
Once the applicant has received certification for both exams they will be issued with an NREMT certificate which is valid for 2 years; this certificate is needed for the state EMT license application.
In order to get a national certification, a candidate has to appear for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam. Once the candidate has attained the New Hampshire license, the submission of NREMT certification for recertification is not necessary.
In order to submit an application an applicant must do the following:
- Complete the N.H. EMS Agency’s EMT application
- Include proof of CPR course completion
- Include copy of EMT course certificate
- Include photocopy of NREMT registration
Criminal Background check
EMT Applicants must undergo a criminal background check prior to starting the clinical rotation of the EMT training course. The process for the criminal background check can be initiated through the training facility you choose. If you have a criminal record it would probably be best to contact the New Hampshire EMS Agency and discuss the prospects of obtaining a license and subsequent job.
Knowing all these steps in advance will greatly help in planning your training and ensuring a quick and efficient process as possible.
Preparing for EMT Courses in NH
- EMT-Basic Pharmacology
- Emergency Childbirth/Pediatric Emergencies
- The Human Body
- Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies
- Bleeding and Shock Management
- Epinephrine Auto-Injector
- Airway Management
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Vital Signs
- Head, Neck and Spine Injuries
- Trauma Patient Assessment
- Infants, Children, Adolescents and Old Patients
- Lifting and Moving Patients
- Diabetic Emergencies
EMT Training Locations
- New England EMS – Manchester, NH
One Elliot Way
Manchester , NH – 03103
- NHTI, Concord’s Community College – Concord, NH
31 College Drive
Concord , NH – 03301
- Dartmouth College, NH
New Hampshire- 03755
- Keene State College, NH
229, Main Street
New Hampshire- 03435
- Saint Anselm College
100, Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, New Hampshire- 03102
- Does New Hampshire require any extra EMT training that EFT does not provide in its course?
Yes. Candidates for licensure must complete a course onNew Hampshire Scope of Practice.
- Can I become a certified and licensed EMT or AEMT in New Hampshire if I pass the EMT & Fire Training EMT or AEMT Course?
Yes, if you can meet the following requirements. The state of New Hampshire has an EMS Certification Reciprocity Application that requires the applicant to live in NH and be working or have a job pending in order to apply for an application for reciprocity.
- How do I recertify for EMS in the State of New Hampshire?
New Hampshire follows the National Registry continuing education standards for recertifying at each level.
We offer both a 24 Hour EMT Refresher and a 36 Hour AEMT or Intermediate 85 Refresher that are fully accepted by the NREMT and are CAPCE accredited.