Washington EMT - Paramedic Certification and Examination Requirements

Washington Office of EMS and Trauma - Learn what requirements you need to fulfill in order to be a certified EMT or Paramedic in the state of Washington.

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EMTs and Paramedics must be certified in the state of Washington in order to practice pre-hospital skills in the field. Initial EMT and Paramedic certification applications as well as reciprocity information can be found on this page EMS Education and Training. There are applications for all 8 levels of EMS service. First Responder, EMT-Basic, IV Technician, Airway Technician, IV/AW Technician, ILS Technician, ILS/Airway Technician and Paramedic.

According to the state website EMTs and First Responders must pass the NREMT examinations in order to gain certification in Washington. These tests are scheduled throughout the year and you must be signed up prior to taking the examination. EMT-Intermediate and Paramedics tests will be administered by an approved Washington State Paramedic Program upon completion of the course.

A great tool for preparing for the NREMT exam is the NREMT practice tests that EMT National Training has here on this site. Thousands of EMS questions written by EMTs and Paramedics with over 40 years of EMS experience. Each question comes complete with answers, rationale and a test tracking system that keeps all your EMT or Paramedic exams for future study.

Here is a look at the EMS Training Application and practical skills summary.

Any EMT or Paramedic Certification questions not answered on this page can be directed to this toll free number for the Washington OEMS.
1-800-458-5281 ext 1.

Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System
P.O. Box 47853,
Olympia, Washington, 98504-7853
(360) 236-2828