How Do I Become an EMT in Kansas?

The Rundown of EMT Certification in Kansas:

Prospective EMT candidates, who wish to get EMT certification in Kansas, must pass an exam organized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). But, before this, they need to complete EMT training program from a state-approved training college or institute. EMT certification in Kansas is valid for a period of two years only.

In regards to the NREMT exam, the candidate must pass the written exam, which is a test comprising around 70-120 questions that are required to be answered in 2 hours duration. This is an adjustable difficulty computerized exam. The exam includes topics, such as airway management, ventilation, oxygen therapy, EMS operations, cardiology, health emergencies, and general trauma. In the practical examination, a candidate’s capability to handle traumatic situations, such as fractures, bleeding, joint dislocations, etc., are tested. A candidate will also be tested on medical emergencies such as diabetic emergencies, strokes, cardiac arrest, etc. If a candidate fails in the examination, he/she can re-test for the next examination after 15 days. Six attempts can be made by the candidate to pass the exams successfully.

In case, you fail to renew your certificate before or by the expiration date, your certificate will be considered as involuntary inactive. If, after the expiration of the certificate, you fail to recertify it within 180 days, your certificate will get null and void, and you will have to undergo the entire certification cycle, again.

What Are The Requirements to Get an EMT Certificate?

  • At least 18-year of age is compulsory for EMT candidates in Kansas.
  • He/she must have successfully passed a state-approved EMT training program.
  • The prospective candidate must possess a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification.
  • He/she should have passed the necessary NREMT examination.
  • The candidate must provide legal evidence of their citizenship in the United States.
  • The candidate must be fit and healthy both psychologically and bodily.
  • He/she must be able to speak and understand the English language.
  • A background check of the candidate is also compulsory for the certification process.

Special requirements are:

  • The candidate in Kansas must provide the application for certification and the applicable fee for it.
  • Passing a practical examination conducted by a state-approved program is a must.

What is the Process of EMT Certification?

Step 1: Get Trained

If you want to get EMT certification in Kansas, first get yourselves trained as an Emergency Medical Technician that must be approved by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Step 2: Submit Application for National Certification

  • You need to go to the NREMT website in order to create an account. Click on the link “Create New Account”.
  • A new application for NREMT examination must be created by clicking on “Create Initial Entry Application”.
  • The application fee must be paid by the candidate soon after the online application is completed, though you can also pay later.
  • The application process of the NREMT exam should be monitored regularly while looking for the “Authorization to Test” (ATT) Letter by going to the website’s homepage. Log in to your account with the username and password and click on the link “Check Initial Entry Application Status”.
  • The details of your application have been submitted if “Submitted” appears beside “Course Completion Verification”. But, the confirmation of your course completion by the education program director is still awaited.
  • But, if “Not Submitted” appears beside “Application Payment”, then you need to pay your fee before you receive the ATT Letter.
  • If your course completion has been approved by the education program director and you have made the payment, the link “Print ATT Letter” will appear.
  • Take the printed copy of your ATT Letter and decide a date and time of your exam.

Important Note: Only if your verification has been done, the link “Print ATT Letter” will appear.

The instructions for scheduling the NREMT examination will be provided in your ATT Letter.

Step 3: Practical Examination

Since July 1, 2010, all the EMT practical examinations have been conducted by the Southwest KS EMS (SKEMS).

Step 4: Application for Kansas State Certification

After successfully passing the written and practical examination, you will get a Kansas card along with a certificate. Any other paperwork is not required.

Step 5: Background Check

Lastly, you are required to go through a criminal background check. This is the final step in the certification process. Consult your EMT coordinator for this purpose.

Kansas Approved EMS Training Facilities:

  • Allen Community College
    Address: 1801 North Cottonwood, Iola, Kansas- 66749
    Contact Number: 620-365-5116
    Official Website:
  • Barton County Community College
    Address: 245 Northeast 30 Road, Great Bend, Kansas- 67530
    Contact Number: 800-748-7594, 620-792-2701
    Official Website:
  • Cloud County Community College
    Address: 2221 Campus Drive, Concordia, Kansas- 66901
    Contact Number: 800-729-5101
    Official Website:
  • Cowley County Community College
    Address: 125 South 2nd Street, P.O. Box- 1147, Arkansas City, Kansas- 67005
    Contact Number: 620-442-0430
    Official Website:
  • Fort Scott Community College
    Address: 2108 South Horton Fort Scott, Kansas- 66701
    Contact Number: 1-800-874-3722
    Official Website:
  • Highland Community College
    Address: 606 West Main Highland, Kansas- 66035
    Contact Number: 785-442-6000
    Official Website:
  • Hutchinson Community College
    Address: 1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, Kansas- 67501
    Contact Number: (620) 665-3500
    Official Website:
  • Johnson County Community College
    Address: 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas- 66210-1299
    Contact Number: 913-469-8500
    Official Website:
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
    Address: 7250 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas- 66112
    Contact Number: 913-334-1100
    Official Website:
  • Neosho County Community College
    Address: 800 West 14th Street, Chanute, Kansas- 66720
    Contact Number: 620-431-2820
    Official Website:
  • Coffeyville Community College
    Address: 400 West 11th Street, Coffeyville, Kansas- 67337
    Contact Number: (620) 251-7700
    Official Website:
  • Flint Hills Technical College
    Address: 3301 West 18th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas- 66801
    Contact Number: 620-343-4600
    Official Website:
  • Garden City Community College
    Address: 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, Kansas- 67846
    Contact Number: 620-276-7611
    Official Website:
  • Independence Community College
    Address: 1057 West College Avenue, Independence, Kansas- 67301
    Contact Number: 620-331-4100, 800-842-6063
    Official Website:

Kansas EMT Contact Information:
Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street,
Suite 1031
Topeka, KS 66612-1228
Phone: 785-296-7296

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