Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
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The EMT Program is a one-semester Certificate of Proficiency program. Upon successful completion of three courses (EMT 1010, Emergency Medical Training course, OT 113, Medical Terminology I and BH 113, Chronic and Infectious Diseases) students are eligible to earn a Certificate of Proficiency in EMT. Students who complete the requirements for the Certificate of Proficiency in EMT or complete only the EMT 1010 course requirements are eligible to take the State of Arkansas and National Registry EMT-Basic Practical and Written examinations for certification. An Arkansas criminal background check is required. Applicants should be aware violation of any federal, state, or local drug law or conviction of a crime may prelude certification as an EMT. In addition, clinical facilities also may require a criminal background check and/or substance abuse test as a condition of clinical practice in the respective facility. Inability to complete the clinical portion of the EMT course because of failure to meet these requirements will result in course failure.
Applicants who have a revoked or encumbered license in another healthcare field are also advised to check with the Arkansas Department of Health and the National Registry to determine eligibility to write the practical and written exams. The EMT program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Health: Section of EMS and Trauma Systems, 5800 West 10th Street, Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72204- 1763, phone: 1-501-661-2262.