The requirements to obtain an EMT license varies from state to state. However, listed below is the basic criteria required by most states.


-Minimum of 18 years old.


-Be able to provide proof of immunization (varicella, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus/diptheria).

-Be free from mental diseases and/or defects which may impede EMT functions.

-Be able to pass a narcotics and banned substances test.

-Passing an EMT Basic psychomotor exam in the state of licensing.

Criminal History:

-Be able to pass a criminal background check.


-Completion of a high school diploma or GED.

-Successful completion of a state-approved EMT Basic course.

-Passing the National Registry of EMT (NREMT) exam.