Colorado Emergency Medical and Trauma Services - Main EMS page with links to regulations and certification forms.
EMS Ground Transport Units in Colorado - PDF file of all agencies in Colorado with contact information.
EMS Education and Certification in Colorado - Frequently asked certification questions and application forms.
The Colorado Department of Public Health is responsible for presiding over The Emergency Medical and Trauma Services which includes both Paramedics and EMTs. EMTs in Colorado make between $25,000 and $30,000 a year for salary. Hourly average is about $17.50 an hour.
EMT courses in Colorado are offered at community colleges and volunteer agencies. If you are looking for EMT courses in Denver you may be interested in online EMT training done remotely from work or home. EMT & Fire Training Inc. offers both remote online courses as well hands on training courses. Both remote and in person classes are accepted for NREMT certification. Once you have your NREMT certification you can get your EMT license in Colorado.
The state of Colorado requires all EMT candidates to be at least 18 years old and complete an approved EMT course, pass a practical skills examination as well as pass the NREMT (National Registry Exam). Once confirmation of completion has been received by the state of Colorado the EMT candidate may fill out and submit the Colorado State EMT Certification Packet which will include an affidavit and PDF file of the actual application. You will have to substantiate your identity with a recognized I.D. and provide all documentation proving your completion of the requirements. You must have current CPR certification as well prior to submitting the application.
If you have yet to take and pass the NREMT exam you may want to consider subscribing to the NREMT practice exams that are available for purchase here on this site. The EMT testing system delivers multiple questions at a time in multiple choice format. After you have completed a test the computer instantly grades it and returns the results to you with complete answers and rationale for you to study.
Any questions about becoming a certified EMT or Paramedic in Colorado can be sent to:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive S.
Denver, Colorado 80246
Phone: (303) 692-2980
Fax: (303) 691-7720