How do I become a Paramedic?

Emergency Medical Services Paramedic - Certificate

1. How do I become a 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 be certified at the level of EMT- Basic or Advanced EMT. 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).

How long does it take to obtain Paramedic certificate?

Three Semesters