If you’re new to emergency medical services, you may not know about the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). They function as the certifying organization for the nation’s emergency medical service needs. According to the NREMT website, the mission of the registry has “always been centered on protecting the public and advancing the EMS profession.”1
More specifically, they maintain an effective, uniform process to evaluate the knowledge and skills necessary for competent practice by EMS workers. Founded in 1970, the NREMT provides a truly invaluable service to the field of EMS. As the NREMT website states, they supply “psychometrically-valid proof of entry-level competence for nationally certified EMS personnel through rigorous cognitive and psychomotor examinations.”
About the NREMT Handbook
In early March, 2018, the National Registry announced the release of NREMT handbooks to assist those seeking initial certification. The handbooks will be available for various certification levels, including EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics. According to the NREMT, they provide candidates with a detailed, step-by-step process for completing applications and tackling certification exams.
Not only will the handbooks offer incredibly useful information about the certification process, but they will also include answers to some of the NREMT’s most frequently asked questions. If you’d like to have all the essential information in one place, an NREMT handbook might be the perfect tool for you!
The NREMT has stated2 that the handbooks will cover the following topics:
+ The National Registry
+ Candidate responsibilities
+ The application processes
+ Cognitive and psychomotor exams
+ Certification polices
The handbooks can be downloaded from the NREMT website. If you have any questions not answered in the handbook, the NREMT encourages candidates to reach out through their website, email, or contact center.
More About Unitek EMT
At Unitek EMT, we strive to prepare our students for a career in EMS. Veteran EMS professionals impart vital knowledge and skills through a combination of professional lectures, practical training, and workshop-style classes.
We believe these experiences greatly benefit our students and influence their success. If you’ve been searching for EMT basic training or you’re curious about EMT education requirements, we offer an EMT program with several variations to better accommodate our students. These include a 14-Day Boot Camp3 and an Expanded Online Hybrid at our Fremont Campus in Northern California. We also offer a modified version of the Boot Camp at our facility in Chandler, Arizona.
Continuing Education Courses at Unitek EMT
If you are already an EMT or you would like to enhance your current skillset, one of our continuing education courses might be the right choice for you. Offered exclusively at our Fremont Campus, these courses include Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and the EMT Refresher. Please see below for more information about these continuing education courses.
+ Basic Life Support Course: This course will assist healthcare professionals who need to gain several skills, such as performing chest compressions, providing correct ventilations, and developing the ability to recognize life-threatening situations.
+ Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course: The course is intended for healthcare workers who must work as a team in cases of cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and stroke events. The ACLS class will assist students in developing the competence they’ll need in the field.
+ EMT Refresher Course: A comprehensive, 3-day course, this EMT Refresher provides 24 hours of continuing education. It also gives students the opportunity to apply for EMT state recertification.
Jumpstart your career with Unitek EMT!
3 Our 14-Day EMT Program in AZ and the 14-Day on-ground portion of the EMT Program in CA are taught in an intensive “boot camp” style, to simulate the fast pace of work expected on the job as an EMT. The California EMT Program also includes online instructional hours.