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    What are the NJ licensing requirements?

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    Student Requirements for Enrollment into an EMT Program:

    Attainment of the age of 16 by the first day of the program.

    *(Please refer to N.J.A.C. 8:40A-5.2 for specific information regarding minors (students less than 18 years of age but greater than 16 years of age)

    Physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT as cited in the functional job description for the Emergency Medical Technician
    Possession of a valid CPR certification to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider. The student shall maintain CPR certification throughout the duration of the EMT training program and until such time as he or she is either certified as an EMT or terminated from the program.

    The following is a list of approved CPR vendors/classes that are recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services which meet the requirements for CPR certification as defined in New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 26:2K 39-47 and 52- 62.

    American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) – CPR Pro Level
    American Red Cross (ARC) – CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons/Emergency Care & Safety Institute (AAOS-ESCI) – Healthcare Provider Level
    American Heart Association (AHA) – BLS for Healthcare Provider
    National Safety Council (NSC) – Professional Rescuer Level
    Department of Defense (DOD) – Professional Rescuer Level

    In order to obtain certification as a New Jersey certified EMT the student must:

    Attend and successfully complete a NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) approved EMT educational program. Once a student has successfully completed all components of the required EMT education program,
    The program coordinator shall verify that the student is eligible to take the state certification examination.
    Upon verification of successful program completion, the student may register for the state certification exam. A student who does not achieve a passing score (70%) on the state certification examination shall be permitted two (2) additional opportunities to successfully complete the examination.

    A student who has completed an EMT educational program and has failed the State examination three (3) times may become eligible to sit for the examination by successfully completing an approved EMT refresher program. A student shall then be permitted three (3) additional opportunities to sit for the certification examination.

    A student who does not achieve a passing score on the state certification examination on all six (6) examination attempts shall be required to re-enroll and complete an EMT training program before being allowed any additional attempts at the EMT certification examination.

    All attempts of the state EMT certification examination shall be completed within three-hundred and sixty five (365) days of the scheduled end of each EMT education program.

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    Student Requirements for Enrollment into an EMT Program:

    Attainment of the age of 16 by the first day of the program.

    *(Please refer to N.J.A.C. 8:40A-5.2 for specific information regarding minors (students less than 18 years of age but greater than 16 years of age)

    Physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT as cited in the functional job description for the Emergency Medical Technician
    Possession of a valid CPR certification to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider. The student shall maintain CPR certification throughout the duration of the EMT training program and until such time as he or she is either certified as an EMT or terminated from the program.

    The following is a list of approved CPR vendors/classes that are recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services which meet the requirements for CPR certification as defined in New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 26:2K 39-47 and 52- 62.

    American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR Pro Level
    American Red Cross (ARC) CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons/Emergency Care & Safety Institute (AAOS-ESCI) Healthcare Provider Level
    American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Provider
    National Safety Council (NSC) Professional Rescuer Level
    Department of Defense (DOD) Professional Rescuer Level

    In order to obtain certification as a New Jersey certified EMT the student must:

    Attend and successfully complete a NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) approved EMT educational program. Once a student has successfully completed all components of the required EMT education program,
    The program coordinator shall verify that the student is eligible to take the state certification examination.
    Upon verification of successful program completion, the student may register for the state certification exam. A student who does not achieve a passing score (70%) on the state certification examination shall be permitted two (2) additional opportunities to successfully complete the examination.

    A student who has completed an EMT educational program and has failed the State examination three (3) times may become eligible to sit for the examination by successfully completing an approved EMT refresher program. A student shall then be permitted three (3) additional opportunities to sit for the certification examination.

    A student who does not achieve a passing score on the state certification examination on all six (6) examination attempts shall be required to re-enroll and complete an EMT training program before being allowed any additional attempts at the EMT certification examination.

    All attempts of the state EMT certification examination shall be completed within three-hundred and sixty five (365) days of the scheduled end of each EMT education program.

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    Re-Entry Requirements for the expired New Jersey EMT

    Possession of an approved valid CPR certification

    The following is a list of approved CPR vendors/classes that are recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services which meet the requirements for CPR certification as defined in New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 26:2K 39-47 and 52- 62.

    American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) - CPR Pro Level
    American Red Cross (ARC) - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons/Emergency Care & Safety Institute (AAOS-ESCI) - Healthcare Provider Level
    American Heart Association (AHA) - BLS for Healthcare Provider
    National Safety Council (NSC) - Professional Rescuer Level
    Department of Defense (DOD) - Professional Rescuer Level

    Successful completion of a 24 hour refresher program
    Achievement of 70% or greater on the New Jersey State Certification Examination

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    NJ EMT Scope of Practice

    The Emergency Medical Technician scope of practice can be located at N.J.A.C 8:40 & 8:40A.

    REMINDER as an EMT certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services it is your responsibility to be familiar with and adhere to rules and provisions contained within the regulations listed above

    Requirements for EMT recertification:

    Possession of a valid EMT and CPR certifications;
    Successful completion of approved continuing education units, consisting of 24 core (or refresher) credit hours and 24 elective credit hours.

    A person seeking recertification shall document successful completion of continuing education requirements. These 48 continuing education hours shall be accrued over the 36 (or 60) month period immediately prior to recertification.

    All continuing education requirements and recertification requests shall be completed prior midnight of the expiration date listed on the certification card. Requests for recertification may be made up to 6 months prior to the expiration date listed on your certification card provided all recertification requirements have been met.
    I want to find and register for an elective continuing education class:

    Search course catalog & register for desired class.

    I want to register for an EMT refresher class:

    Locate the desired program by clicking EMT/Refresher Class Schedule
    Log into your account:
    Go to Class and Exam Schedules, and click EMT Certification/ Refresher Class Schedule
    Locate desired class and click Register

    I want to re-certify my NJ EMT certification:

    Log into your account:
    Fill out the Renewal Certification Form

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