Arizona EMT & Paramedic Certification Requirements

 

Before committing the time and money it takes for EMS certifications, you must be sure there is not anything in your background that may prevent you from attaining your state certification! Any criminal offenses may disqualify you, so it is best to check with the state EMS office if you have a questionable background prior to training.

The State of Arizona requires emergency medical personnel to be licensed through the Arizona Department of Health Services. To qualify to submit the certification application, the applicant must have already taken and passed the National Registry (NREMT) examination. To be marked eligible to test NREMT exams, the applicant must have previously completed an approved NREMT training program, like PERCOMonline’s EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic programs.

EMS Initial certification requirements:

  • Present a valid NREMT certification as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic
  • Submit for a background check to Arizona with application

Learn more about AZ certifications for EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic here…

 

Reciprocity

Arizona does not have reciprocal agreements with any other states; therefore, you cannot transfer your certification to Arizona. You are required to have current and valid National Registry and reside in Arizona. Arizona will not certify anyone initially at any level if they do not have a current and valid National Registry.

https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/emergency-medical-services-trauma-system/certification/faqs.pdf

 

PERCOMOnline Training For Arizona Students

PERCOMOnline is not an officially recognized training facility for EMT Basic, Advanced EMT, Paramedic, and EMS Instructor certifications for Arizona. However, Arizona residents can complete our programs for National Registry certifications, and then use that certification for the Arizona certification application.

PERCOMOnline is approved in Arizona for clinical affiliation agreements with hospital and EMS provider sites within the state. View our approved sites on this map -> https://www.percomcourses.com/clinical-locations-map/

 

Program Signup Options


For those wishing to become a certified EMT…

 

For those wishing to become a Paramedic but are not yet an EMT…

 

For those wishing to become a Paramedic and are already an EMT…


Written June 2019 by Patrick Rogers