How do I become an EMT in Nevada

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician The EMT-Basic course is designed to train individuals in skills and knowledge necessary to complete the National Registry EMT examination and achieve certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

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Nevada EMT Basic Course

  1. 1 Complete all didactic assignments online
  2. 2 Attend and complete the Skills & Clinical Week in Pearland, TX
  3. 3 Obtain your Course Completion Certificate
  4. 4 Pass the NREMT Cognitive Exam back in Nevada
  5. 5 Nevada is a reciprocity state, which means you can be easily become certified after completing our EMT course and your NREMT exam. Here are the additional requirements:

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    The Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health Emergency Medical Services Program has reciprocal agreements with all 50 states, as well as the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). What this means is if you are currently certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), or Paramedic with one of those entities, your certification may be transferable to Nevada, providing you meet the requirements as set forth in NAC 450B.363:


    The applicant:

    • 1. Is a resident of Nevada;
    • 2. Will be a resident of Nevada within 6 months after applying for certification; or
    • 3. Is a resident of another state and is employed by a permitted service in Nevada.

    If you meet the requirements as listed above, complete the ‘Application for Reciprocal Certificate’ located on our webpage. After completing the application in it entirety, forward it to our office along with the following:


    A check or money order payable to the “Public and Behavioral Health EMS” in the amount of:

    • 1. Ten dollars ($10.00) for any level of reciprocity from National Registry of EMTs or Southern Nevada
    • Health District.
    • 2. Fifty dollars ($50.00) for Paramedic Certification by state reciprocity.
    • 3. Forty dollars ($40.00) for AEMT Certification by state reciprocity.
    • 4. Thirty dollars ($30.00) for EMR or EMT Certification by state reciprocity.

    Copy of a valid EMT Certificate. (You must have at least 3 months left on your certification)


    Copy of a valid CPR Card.


    For Paramedic Certification, a copy of a valid ACLS, PALS, and ITLS (or equivalent).


    If you are currently certified with the National Registry of EMTs:
    Upon receipt of your completed application, we will verify your certification via the NREMT Web page. Upon verification that your certification is in good standing, your Nevada certification will be mailed to you within 30 days.


    Please note if you attempting reciprocity for Clark County (Las Vegas, Laughlin, etc.) you will need to contact Southern Nevada Health District.
    Phone number (702) 759-1050.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact: 775-687-7590

    For Clark County, please see this page here