Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT or AEMT in Kentucky if I pass the EMT & Fire Training EMT (Basic) or AEMT (Intermediate) Course?
A. Yes. Through the steps listed on EMT Reciprocity Section 4. Once you complete the EMT & Fire Training EMT or AEMT Course you will be given your practical exam and permission to take the NREMT Computer Exam. Once you have passed both exams you will be National Registry Certified. Once you are certified we can help you get state licensed so that you can apply for license through reciprocity in the State of Kentucky.
For Certification and Licensure in the State of Kentucky go here: http://kbems.kctcs.edu/Certification_and_Licensure.aspx
For your online application and certification needs go here: http://kbems.kctcs.edu/KEMSIS.aspx
Q. Does Kentucky require any extra EMT training that EFT does not provide in its course?
A. Yes, the completion of a CHFS approved HIV/AIDS Course
Q. How do I recertify for EMS in the State of Kentucky?
A. To recertify as an EMT in the State of Kentucky you must maintain a current NREMT certification, and/or complete the 24-hours of validated EMT Basic Minimum Continuing Education. Our refresher is 24 hours, and 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.
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
Phone: (859) 256-3577
Toll-Free: 1(866) 97K-BEMS
Fax: (859) 256-3128
Q. Does the state of Kentucky accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
A. IFSAC accredited certifications are used by the Kentucky Fire Commission as an integral part of the qualification procedure.
Q. Does Kentucky require any extra Firefighter training that EFT does not provide in its course?
A. Kentucky Fire Commission requires firefighters to take the Kentucky Firefighter survival and Rescue Course.
Kentucky has 8 levels of certification accredited by IFSAC stage.kctcs.edu/kyfirecommission/FFTesting%20IFSAC011404.doc
Kentucky IFSAC accredited Certification Program Forms and Reciprocity Certification Requirements: http://www.kyffcert.com/id28.html
Kentucky Fire Commission
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
Link for the Accredited Firefighter Certification website of the Kentucky Fire commission: http://www.kyffcert.com/