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How do I get my EMT license in Washington state?

How do I get my EMT license in Washington state?

To become an EMT in Washington you must, successfully complete a Washington State approved EMT program, pass the National Registry exams, and submit your application and license fees. For more information on EMT requirements in Washington go here.

How do I renew my EMT license in Washington state?

Renew Online with EMS Certification Online

  1. Step 1: Create a Secure Access Washington account. Go to the Secure Access Washington (SAW) website.
  2. Step 2: create a link to EMS Certification Online. Login to your SAW account using your SAW user ID and password you previously created.

How do I check an EMT license?

To verify an individual’s license to practice, you must contact the State EMS Office. Note: Provisional certification has the same training requirements and cognitive examination as the full certification, but there is no independent psychomotor examination or verification of BLS skills.

How long does it take to become an EMT in Washington state?

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) EMTs must complete 120 to 150 hours of training to obtain certification. EMTs take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.

How do I become a certified EMT?

Requirements to Get an EMT Certificate

  1. The prospective candidate must be at least 18 years of age or more.
  2. He/she should complete EMT training from a state-approved training center.
  3. The candidate must possess CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification.
  4. He/she should successfully pass the NREMT examination.

How do I renew my EMT license?

Nationally Registered EMTs (NREMT) are required to renew their certification every two years. NREMTs can recertify by either taking the cognitive examination or by completing continuing education.

How do I get a copy of my EMT certificate?

A: There are two ways that you can obtain a duplicate copy of your certification card:

  1. You can complete the Duplicate Card Request Form.
  2. You can also submit a signed written request that includes your social security number, date of birth and current mailing address to the Certifcation Unit of the Bureau of EMS.

Where can I get EMT certified?

EMT programs are offered at community colleges, emergency services providers, fire stations, local Red Cross chapters, and more. To earn your EMT license, the program you select will need to be approved by your state. Earn your EMT basic certification.

Is EMT certification National?

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is a nonprofit organization that provides national certification and registration for EMTs at five levels in the United States. New EMTs typically certify at the EMT-Basic level.

Is becoming an EMT worth it?

If you are wondering whether the time and effort that you’d put into EMT training is really worth it, the answer is yes, it is. EMT training is worth it both from the admissions perspective as well as for the practical training that you will get.

What is EMT Basic certification?

EMT is the minimum licensure level for personnel transporting patients in ambulances. The scope of practice is limited to basic skills that are effective and can be performed safely in an out-of-hospital setting with medical oversight and limited training.


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Ruth Doyle