Saint Paul Firefighters must possess a current National Registry and State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certification. 

Candidates may participate in the testing process and be placed on the eligible list without submitting proof of EMT certification, however, candidates will not be eligible for an interview until the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians verifies the candidate has a current State of Minnesota and National Registry EMT-Basic, or higher, certification. Candidates are responsible to ensure the EMSRB and National Registry has up to date and accurate information. Please check the EMSRB website and the NREMT website or call them if you have questions regarding your status.

For a complete list of schools and organizations that offer an EMT Certification in Minnesota, contact Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) at 651-201-2800 or go to Current CPR Health Care Provider certification is a prerequisite for this course. Some schools and organizations that offer EMT courses in the Twin Cities Metro area are listed below. 

To obtain an EMT certification, applicants must take an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course, and pass the written and practical National Registry examination. Once the National Registry Certification has been obtained, an application must submit an application to the MN EMSRB to apply for a State Certification. 

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, or call 651-201-2800.

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Century College


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Hennepin Technical College


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Anoka-Hennepin Technical College


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Inver Hills Community College


Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin County Medical Center


Allied Medical Training

Allied Medical Training


Last Edited: June 1, 2023