EMT Certification in Delaware
After completing the required EMT program and qualifying the exam successfully, a candidate must obtain certification from National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT). It is a non-government body, which certifies all the EMT candidates of the state of Delaware after assuring that the candidates are well-qualified to handle various health and emergency situations. The certificate remains valid for a period of 2 years. After that, you need to renew it in order to continue working as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Requirements to Get EMT Certificate
- The minimum age requirement is 18 years.
- He/she must have successfully finished EMT program from a state-approved program school in Delaware.
- Passing the NREMT examination is also mandatory.
- Candidates must also finish a state-approved CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification.
- A proof of legal presence in U.S. also needs to be submitted by the aspirant.
- Physical health and mental soundness is crucial to get certification.
- The candidate must be deft in writing, speaking and understanding English language.
- Potential EMTs must undergo a background check.
- The candidate in Delaware must submit his/her application along with the necessary application fee.
- Qualifying a state-approved practical examination is also necessary.
Process of EMT Certification
Step 1: Get Program
The first thing you need to do for acquiring certification is to complete an EMT program program from a state-approved program institute. EMT professionals in Delaware are certified by the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Step 2: Submit an Application for National Certification
- The candidate should go to the NREMT website and create his/her account by clicking on the link of “Create New Account”.
- Next, the candidate must create a new application by clicking on the link “Create Initial Entry Application”.
- After completing the process of online application, application fee must be paid by the candidate in order to avoid further inconvenience.
- Now, he/she should check the status of the exam application by clicking on “Check Initial Entry Application Status” and checking the “Authorization to Test” (ATT) Letter on the website’s homepage by logging into it through the username and password.
- If the option “Submitted” appears on the link besides “Course Completion Verification”, this infers that the site has provided the candidate’s details, and now the authorization by the education program director that the course is completed is being awaited.
- However, if the link of “Not Submitted” appears besides “Application Payment”, it means that the candidate must pay the application fee before he/she receives the ATT Letter.
- The link saying “Print ATT Letter” will appear on the candidate’s profile on the website if the course completion process has been verified properly and the application fee has been paid.
- After taking out the print out of the ATT Letter, the candidate needs to schedule his/her exam.
The ATT Letter will direct the candidate how to manage the scheduling of his/her examination by using Pearson VUE website.
The NREMT practical examinations are conducted by the state-approved EMT program programs.
Step 3: Background Check of the Candidate
Finally, the criminal background check of the candidate must be completed by obtaining a form from the Delaware State Fire School, in order to complete the certification process.
Renewal of EMT Certificate in Delaware
The general recertification requirements for EMR, EMT-Basic and Paramedic candidates in Delaware are:
- EMT professional in Delaware must be working in an emergency medical service or with a rescue team.
- The candidate must be able to show his/her cognitive competency through a course of Continuing Education (CE) or an examination.
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- The duly filled recertification application should be submitted by the candidate before its expiry date.
- The candidate must finish a state-approved 12-hour refresher course.
- While submitting all the documents for recertification, a candidate must pay a non-refundable fee of $10.00.
- The candidate will have to submit his/her application for recertification before 31st March of that year, in which, your certification is going to expire.
- It is compulsory to complete a total of 72 hours of Continuing Education (CE), which includes a refresher course of 24 hours and 48 hours of additional EMT program.
- The candidate should pay a non-refundable fee of $15.00 while submitting the recertification application.
- The candidate must maintain a skills verification, which must include signatures of Program Program Director and Physician Medical Director or Director of Operations.
- Another important document is the CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification.
- It is obligatory to submit recertification application before March 31st of the year, in which, your certificate is due to expire.
- A 48-hour refresher course from a state-approved program is a must.
- Also needed is an additional EMS program of 24 hours.
- The candidate must make a payment of $20.00 during the submission of documents.
- Your competency of skills should be verified and signed by a Physician Medical Director.
- A CPR certification is a must to be maintained by the candidate.