Obtaining State of Minnesota EMT Certificate

You must obtain a state-issued license in order to legally practice as an EMT. In many states, NREMT certification is one of the requirements to earn a state license to practice. Learn more about NREMT here. To obtain State of Minnesota EMT certification, applicants must take an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course, and pass the written and practical state examinations. Current CPR Health Care Provider certification is a prerequisite for this course. Successfully obtaining a National Registry EMT (NREMT) certification does not grant you the right to practice. Some schools and organizations that offer EMT courses in the Twin Cities Metro area are:

For a complete list of schools and organizations contact Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) at 651-201-2800 or go to www.emsrb.state.mn.us (Scroll to the bottom of the page, click on Quick Links, Upcoming Classes, then EMT-Basic).

If you already possess a National Registry EMT certification, but do not possess the State of Minnesota certification, please contact Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board at www.emsrb.state.mn.us, or call 651-201-2800.

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