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Michigan EMS & Paramedic Training and Certification

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 offences may disqualify you, so it is best to check with the state EMS office if you have questionable background prior to training.

The State of Michigan requires emergency medical personnel to be certified through the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of EMS Trauma and Preparedness. To qualify to submit the certification application, the applicant must have already taken and passed the National Registry (NREMT) examination. To qualify to take the NREMT exams, the applicant must have previously completed an approved NREMT training program, like PERCOMonline’s EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic programs.

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

Michigan DHHS Bureau of EMS license portal


Students who complete EMT, AEMT or Paramedic with PERCOM and successfully achieve subsequent NREMT certification may apply for certification in other states through the Reciprocity pathway, instead of the standard certification application pathway as described above.  Some states also require certification in another state as well for Reciprocity. This applicant must go through the “Reciprocity” process to attain the Michigan certification using their existing certification(s). In Michigan, this process is relatively easy. The applicant will use their NREMT certification and complete an Initial Certification application like any new applicant. To learn more, use the link above.

From Michigan state law…

R 325.22314 Licensure by endorsement.
Rule 22314. An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall submit a completed
application on a form provided by the department together with the requisite fee,
and all of the following documentation:
(1) Verification of current licensure/certification/registration in any state which
granted permission to practice.
(2) Examination scores for a department-prescribed examination which shall be
submitted to department and which verify passage of examinations or nremt status,
or both.
(3) Sanctions or grounds for sanctions by another state that may exist at time of
application which shall disqualify the applicant until the other state certifies that
those sanctions or grounds for sanctions no longer exist for the applicant.

R 325.22315 Licensure by national registry status only.
Rule 22315. An applicant for licensure who has active nremt status only and
who has not been licensed in any other state shall submit a completed application
on the form provided by the department, together with the requisite fee, and shall
meet both of the following requirements:
(1) Request nremt to send verification of scores or nremt status, or both.
(2) Provide proof of training that is substantially equivalent to the state-prescribed
curriculum and proof of continuing education or training in areas determined
deficient by the department.

PERCOMonline Training For Michigan Students

PERCOMonline is not an officially recognized training facility for EMT Basic, Advanced EMT, Paramedic, and EMS Instructor licenses for Michigan. However, many MI students have completed our programs for National Registry certification and use it to get their TX certification, then apply for the MI license using the reciprocity process.

PERCOMonline is not approved in Michigan for clinical affiliation agreements with hospital and EMS provider sites within the state. Our MI students must use the approved sites found 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 and are already an EMT…

Written May 2019 by Patrick Rogers