National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)


Credential: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)  In-Demand resource  NCCA resource
Credentialing Agency: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) provides basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. AEMTs possess basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation and function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. AEMTs perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. Candidates must possess a current National EMS Certification or state license at the EMT level or higher, have completed a state-approved AEMT course that meets the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for AEMT, have a current CPR-BLS for Healthcare Providers or equivalent credential, and pass both the National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician psychomotor exam and the Advanced EMT Cognitive Exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: Possess current National Certification at the EMS level or a current state license at the EMT level or higher and hold a current CPR-BLS for "Healthcare Providers" or equivalent credential.
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 2 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

6610 Busch Blvd
Rocco V. Morando Building
Columbus, OH  43229

Phone: (614) 888-4484

Fax: (614) 888-8920
Contact Page

Candidate must possess a current National EMS Certification of state license at the EMT level or higher.

Candidate must have a current CPR-BLS for Healthcare Providers or equivalent credential.

Candidate must successfully complete a state-approved Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the AEMT.

The course must have been completed within the past two years and the course Program Director must verify successful course completion on the NREMT website.

If the course was completed more than two years ago, and the candidate is currently state licensed at the AEMT level, the candidate must document successful completion of a state-approved AEMT refresher course or 36 hours of equivalent continuing education topic hours within the past two years.

If the course was completed more than two years ago and the candidate is not currently state licensed as an AEMT, the candidate must complete a new state-approved AEMT course prior to applying for National Certification.

Written Exam Cognitive Exam

  • Airway, Respiration & Ventilation (18%-22%)
  • Cardiology & Resuscitation (21%-25%)
  • Trauma (14%-18%)
  • Medical; Obstetrics & Gyn (26%-30%)
  • EMS Operations (11%-15%)

Practical Exam Psychomotor Exam

The Advanced EMT psychomotor examination consists of ten skills presented in a scenario-type format.

  • Patient Assessment-Trauma
  • Patient Assessment-Medical
  • Ventilatory Management
    • Supraglottic Airway Device
    • Pediatric Respiratory Compromise
  • Cardiac Arrest Management/AED
  • IV and Medication Skills
    • Intravenous Therapy-Bolus
    • Intravenous Bolus Medications
  • Pediatric Intraosseous Infusion
  • Spinal Immobilization (Supine Patient)
  • Random EMT Skills

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Advanced-EMTs are required to renew their certification every two years. AEMTs can recertify by either taking the cognitive examination or by completing continuing education. The agency encourages individuals to reference the specific license renewal requirements for the state of licensure.
  • The Advanced-EMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) requires a total of 50 hours of continuing education to recertify. The model requires continuing education in three components: (1) a national component, (2) a local/state component, and (3) an individual component.
  • AEMTs may choose to recertify by taking the cognitive competency exam rather than by documenting continuing education.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

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Skill Level

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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ICAC

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ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC.

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NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA.

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IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS.

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
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