Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT or AEMT in Washington if I pass the EMT & Fire Training EMT or AEMT Course?
A. Yes. The state of Washington accepts NREMT or NRAEMT certificate holders to apply for licensure through Reciprocity. Once you pass our course and the NREMT exams you will be Nationally Certified with the NREMT and can apply for a license in Washington.
Q. Does Washington require any extra EMT training that EFT does not provide in its course?
A. Yes. The state of Washington requires a course called “Infectious Disease Prevention” or “HIV/AIDS Prevention Training” (7 hour training) when applying for reciprocity.
Q. How do I recertify for EMS in the State of Washington?
A. To recertify in Washington, EMT’s must have 30 hours, AEMT 60 hours, and Paramedics need 150 hours of CME’s. We offer an online refresher that 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.
Department of Health
Emergency Medical Services & Trauma
243 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
PO Box 47853
Olympia, WA 98504-7853
Q. Does the state of Washington accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
A. Yes. The state of Washington uses IFSAC Certification as the bases of their training.
Washington State Patrol
General Administration Building
PO Box 42600
Olympia, WA 98504-2600
Fire Training Academy
50810 SE Grouse Ridge Road
PO Box 1273
North Bend, WA 98045