Missouri EMT Licensing, Training, Certification and Exam Details

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Emergency Medical Services of Missouri ensures that all EMTs and Paramedics operating in the EMS are qualified and posses the range of knowledge and skills required to perform their job at or above current standards.

In order to become a licensed EMT in the state of Missouri you must first pass a state accredited EMT training institution course that complies with the D.O.T. EMT curriculum. Upon completion of the accredited course you must pass the Missouri State EMT Practical Exam. This exam will test your hands on ability and consist of multiple stations involving varied scenarios in Medical and Trauma.

When the practical EMT or Paramedic exam is completed the EMT or Paramedic candidate will be authorized to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's Exam (NREMT). You must pass the NREMT and become certified prior to requesting EMT licensure in Missouri. The exam is computer based and administered at various exam centers in Missouri. This final step along with a criminal background check will complete your Missouri EMT License Application.


Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Phone: 573-751-6356
Fax: 573-751-6348
Email: EMSINFO@health.mo.gov
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Licensing: https://health.mo.gov/safety/ems/licensing.php
Applications & Forms: https://health.mo.gov/safety/ems/forms.php