To become an EMT in Michigan, students are expected to successfully complete an EMT training program within the state. EMT programs must be Michigan approved EMS courses.
Here are a few requirements that prospective students will need to meet prior to applying to an EMT training school or institute in MI:
· EMT students must be 18 years old or older. They also must be able to show proof of a high school diploma or a GED.
· Must have a valid driver’s license.
· Must be able to read at a 10th grade level or higher. Prospective students are sometimes asked to provide placement scores (from tests such as ASSET or COMPASS or ACCUPLACER, which test one’s academic skills in English, math, and reading).
· Must have CPR certification and maintain it throughout the duration of the program.
· EMT students will need to show proof of the following vaccinations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination/Illness, and Hepatitis B Vaccination Series. You will likely also need the Tdap vaccine to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Petrussis; Chicken Pox (vaccinated 2 shot series or positive titer); a negative Tuberculosis skin PPD test (within the last 12 months); a negative Chest X-ray (within the last 12 months) and a Flu shot (within the last 12 months).
· Must undergo a drug test and submit to a criminal background check.
EMT School in Michigan
During an EMT course in Michigan, students will learn the necessary skills to provide prehospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level. Once the course is successfully completed, students will be able to recognize the significance of a patient’s injury and assess the requirement needed for emergency medical care.
Students will also learn to give proper emergency medical care based on a patient’s condition, as well as lift, position, or move a patient to limit pain and prevent additional injury.
Schools and Programs
Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their healthcare programs:
· Huron Valley Ambulance – Ann Arbor, MI
· Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Kalamazoo, MI
· Lansing Community College – Lansing, MI
EMT Courses in Michigan
An EMT student in MI who has completed an EMT training course is expected to have a firm understanding of the following:
· The Human Body
· EMT-Basic Pharmacology
· Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies
· Emergency Childbirth/Pediatric Emergencies
· Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues in EMS
· Bleeding and Shock Management
· Environmental and Behavioral Emergencies
· Epinephrine Auto-Injector
· Trauma Patient Assessment
· Airway Management
· Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies
· Soft Tissue Injuries
· Musculoskeletal Injuries
· Head, Neck and Spine Injuries
· Vital Signs
· Infants, Children, Adolescents and Old Patients
· Lifting and Moving Patients
· Diabetic Emergencies
How You Can Become an EMT in Michigan
Once you have successfully completed your EMT-B class, you will then want to apply for national certification by taking the NREMT exams. National EMT certification requires students to successfully complete both a cognitive (computer adaptive test) and psychomotor exam (skills test).
The NREMT-B practical exam is a state approved exam and will be given through state recognized EMT training programs. If you have any questions about EMT testing, training, or licensure in Michigan, be sure to contact:
MDCIS, Bureau of Health Services
201 Townsend St Capitolview Bldg.
P.O. Box 30717
Lansing, MI 48913
When you become a nationally registered EMT, you can then apply for licensure from the state of Michigan, which will grant you permission to practice in the state. Application for Michigan licensure can be downloaded here, with candidates expected to pay a fee of $40.00.
EMT Salary in Michigan
To learn more about EMT salary in Michigan, as well as read more about the annual income of paramedics and flight paramedics, be sure to visit our article entitled Paramedic Salary in Michigan.