How do I become a Licensed Paramedic?

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Paramedic - Associate of Applied Science

1. How do I become a Licensed Paramedic?

You must attend a state and or nationally accredited program to be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor exams. You must successfully pass all NREMT exams to be eligible for certification at the state level. You must graduate with an Associate’s degree or higher to be certified as a Licensed Paramedic. Lamar Institute of Technology EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

2. How long does it take to become a Licensed Paramedic?

Six Semesters