Georgia EMT Courses and Online Class Information
Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT in Georgia if I pass the EMT & Fire Training EMT B Course?
A. Yes. The state of Georgia requires individuals who are seeking licensure to have a current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certificate. When you complete a course with EMT & Fire Training and pass your NREMT practical and cognitive exams, you will be NREMT certified and ready to apply for licensure with the state of Georgia.
Q. Where is the state of Georgia in the transition from the National Standard Curriculum to the new National EMS Education Standards?
A. Georgia EMS levels currently consist of EMT Basic, Intermediate 85 and 99, and Paramedic. The new levels will be EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. The State EMS is requiring all EMS personnel to complete the “Scope of Practice for All Personnel Update” (1-hour) and 3 hours for EMT, 4 hours for EMT-I, 6 hours for Cardiac Technician, and 8 hours for EMT-Paramedic. This update training will be free and will count toward the forty hours of required continuing Education. This training must be done by June 30, 2012. Current EMT-Intermediates are not required to upgrade to the Advanced EMT level, but if EMT-Intermediates want to upgrade to AEMT level, they must successfully complete a state approved bridge course and pass the NREMT Advanced EMT written examination. This upgrade must be completed by June 30, 2012.
Georgia 2011 Provider Level Updates: http://ems.ga.gov/index.asp
Q. Does Georgia require any extra EMT training that EFT does not provide in its course?
Q. How do I recertify for EMS in the State of Georgia?
A. Complete 40 hours of approved (in writing by the department, a regional medical director, or a local medical director) continuing education for every 24-month period of the license renewal cycle. The CEU credits must include: Cardiac Care, Pediatric care, and Trauma Care. CPR certificate and ACLS training or equivalent in addition to 40 required biennial hours.
Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma: www.ems.ga.gov
Georgia Association of EMS: www.ga.ems.com
2600 Skyland Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
Phone: (404) 679-0547
Q. Does the state of Georgia accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
A. Yes. Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council will grant reciprocity for IFSAC certified firefighters, if the proper seals and certificate numbers are present.
For instructions visit www.gfstconline.org.
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
1000 Indian Springs Dr.
Forsyth, Georgia 31029 Or
Link for Procedures, Forms, Applications & Resource Documents: http://ems.ga.gov/programs/ems/policy.asp
Link for Online Licensing Forms: http://ems.ga.gov/programs/ems/licensing_forms.asp
Georgia Department of Community Health Contact Information: http://ems.ga.gov/programs/ems/contactus.asp
Link for Specific Rules and Regulations: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=DEPARTMENT_OF_HUMAN_SERVICES%2FPUBLIC_HEALTH%2FEMERGENCY_MEDICAL_SERVICES%2Findex.html&d=1