Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT or AEMT in Illinois if I pass the EMT & Fire Training EMT Course?
A. Yes. To obtain an EMT license in the state of Illinois you must provide a copy of your EMT certificate along with a current AHA CPR card. With our course you can become Nationally Certified with the NREMT, after passing your exams. With this certificate you can apply for licensure. We also give you the AHA CPR course during Academy.
Reciprocity Application: http://www.idph.state.il.us/ems/index.htm
Q. Where is the state of Illinois in the transition from the National Standard Curriculum to the new National EMS Education Standards?
A. EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P
Q. Does Illinois require any extra EMT training that EFT does not provide in its course?
Q. How do I recertify for EMS in the State of Illinois?
A. To recertify in the state of Illinois you must have a total of 120 hours (4 year cycle) of approved CEUs with a combination of adult and pediatric care. We can help you with 24 of those hours with our Online Refresher Course. Our 24-hour refresher includes 10 hours of self-directed learning, and 14 hours of Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) sessions where a real instructor is present to answer questions and discuss the topics. It is fully accepted by the NREMT and is CECBEMS accredited. This is only one of the few online refreshers that meet the actual requirements by the NREMT to be counted as an official refresher. You have 2 years to complete the refresher from the time you sign up (or you can usually get it done in as little as 2 to 3 weeks). The cost of the refresher is $249.
Q. I failed the NREMT exam 3 times already. Will your 24 Hour Online EMT Refresher allow me to retest with the NREMT?
A. Yes. Once you pass our 24 Hour EMT Online Refresher course you will have 3 more opportunities at taking the NREMT Exam. The Course is accepted by the NREMT and covers all 24 hours of the Mandatory Core and Content required. To insure that you pass on your next attempt you can practice for the exam with our test prep site.
Q. I failed the NRAEMT exam 3 times already. Will your 36 Hour Online AEMT Refresher allow me to retest with the NREMT?
A. Yes. Once you pass our 36 Hour AEMT Online Refresher course you will have 3 more opportunities at taking the NRAEMT Exam. The Course is accepted by the NREMT for both AEMT and I85 and covers all 36 hours of the Mandatory Core and Flexible Core Content required. To insure that you pass on your next attempt you can practice for the exam with our test prep site.
Q. Will your 36 Hour Online AEMT Refresher allow me to recertify as an Advanced EMT?
A. To recertify with the National Registry as an AEMT you will need to complete the 36 Hour AEMT Refresher, an additional 36 Continuing Education (CE’s) hours, and have a current CPR Certification. If you are doing this Refresher for State Licensure, please check with your state first to see if they will accept this 36 Hour Online AEMT Refresher that is CECBEMS approved and NREMT accepted.
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
General Information: http://www.idph.state.il.us/ems/index.htm
Q. Does the state of Illinois accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
A. Reciprocity for certification as a firefighter is not automatically granted through reciprocity in the state of Illinois. When applying for licensure in Illinois after receiving training in another state, you must submit your course syllabus, training documentation; proof of course completion and a completed equivalency checklist along with a $100 certified check. At this time there will be a review of your training to see if it meets a minimum of 80% of the required Illinois objectives at the level you wish to be certified. If the review shows that your course was equivalent, you will be allowed to take the Illinois state Practical and Written exams. If the exams are passed, you will receive an Illinois state certification, and if not you will have to successfully pass the approved Illinois course before you will be allowed to re-test.
-Illinois State Fire Marshal http://www.sfm.illinois.gov/fireservice/certification/faq.aspx
Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal
(The following offices are Responsible for certification)
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2693
Fax: (312) 814-3459
1035 Adlai Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone:: (217) 785-09969
Fax: (217) 782-106s
2309 W. Main Street
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 993-7085
Fax: (618) 993-2343
Illinois Fire Service Institute (Responsible for State Training Only)
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Toll Free: (800) 437-5819
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