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Education and Training for EMS Providers

Our Role

The Oregon EMS and Trauma Systems Section is designated to oversee all education and testing for EMS providers. We designate Oregon colleges, universities and other accredited programs to provide the training, instructors and testing to license EMS providers in the state of Oregon.

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Educational Requirements

Oregon EMS provider education is provided through the use of the National EMS Education Standards.

For more information on the National EMS Education Standards, please go to the web site.

EMT education standards

Advanced EMT education standards

EMT Intermediate education standards

Paramedic education standards

Skills Sheets

National Registry Skill Sheet (NREMT)

Alternative Airway Device (Supraglottic Airway)

Examination Process

Oregon utilizes the examinations of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for EMT, AEMT and Paramedic certification testing. The examination developed by Oregon is utilized for licensure testing at the EMT-Intermediate level. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to participate in the licensing exam process for the level of training completed.

Upon successful completion of the examination process at the EMT, AEMT or Paramedic level, the candidate receives both National Registry certification and Oregon licensure. Upon successful completion of the examination process at the EMT-Intermediate level, the candidate receives Oregon licensure.

The students submit application packets with the appropriate application and examination fee to the course director. All documents are then forwarded to the Oregon Health Authority, EMS Section for processing. Upon receipt of the applications, the students are scheduled for participation in their licensure exam.

A person must take and pass both the written and practical licensure examinations within 24 months after completing an approved course. Candidates who fail to become licensed within 24 months must retake the entire EMS Provider training program for the level of licensure being tested.

EMT and EMT-Intermediate exams are coordinated through the educational institutions. When an application to conduct a course is submitted by a school, a date is selected for the class licensure examination. If a candidate is unsuccessful during an exam, the candidate's course director will schedule another exam in which he/she may participate.

Advanced EMT and Paramedic examinations are coordinated and conducted through the Oregon Health Authority, EMS Section.

If a candidate is unsuccessful during an exam, he/she may submit an application for retesting, paying additional fees.

Fees for Licensure

Written re-examination fees:
  • EMT - please visit NREMT for schedule and fees
  • AEMT - please visit NREMT for schedule and fees
  • Paramedic - please visit NREMT for schedule and fees
Practical re-examination fees:
  • EMT - $55.00
  • AEMT - $85.00
  • Intermediate - $85.00
  • Paramedic - $100.00

Education and Training Resources

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