EMT-B licensure in North Dakota is the minimum training level for Basic Life Support ambulance attendants. ND uses the NREMT certification standards and then will issue a state license, which grants EMTs the right to work in the state in which they were trained.
EMT Training in North Dakota will take a minimum of 110 hours, including classroom instruction and clinical experience. The curriculum taught to students is based on the US DOT Emergency Medical Technician (1995).
What Are the Requirements to Becoming an EMT?
· EMT students need to be eighteen years old or older. They additionally should be able to establish evidence of a high school diploma or a GED.
· Will need to own a valid driver’s license.
· Need to be able to read at a 10th grade level or higher. Prospective students are sometimes asked to provide placement results (from tests such as ASSET or COMPASS or ACCUPLACER, which evaluate one’s academic abilities in English, math, and reading).
· Should have CPR certification and maintain it throughout the duration of the training program.
· EMT students will need to present proof of the following inoculations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination/Illness, and Hepatitis B Vaccination Series. You will likely also need the Tdap vaccine to safeguard 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).
· Ought to undergo a drug test and submit to a criminal background check.
Schools and Programs
Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their programs:
· Emergency Training Associates/Greater Minnesota Paramedic Consortium – Fergus Falls, MN
· North Dakota State College of Science – Wahpeton, ND
· Bismarck State College – Bismarck, ND
Learning About EMT Classes
During an EMT program in North Dakota, students will learn the necessary skills to provide prehospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level. The moment the training program is effectively completed, students will be able to acknowledge the significance of a patient’s injury and assess the requirement needed for emergency medical care.
Students will also learn to administer proper emergency medical care based on a patient’s ailment, as well as lift, position, or move a patient to restrict discomfort and avoid added trauma.
What Is Taught in EMT School?
Any EMT student who has successfully completed an EMT training course in ND will have a thorough 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
· Hemorrhage control
· 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
Becoming an EMT
Once you have successfully completed your EMT-Basic course, you will then be able 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. One you pass the NREMT exams, you can then apply for North Dakota licensure. If you have any questions about EMS courses, testing, or licensure in ND, be sure to contact:
Division of Emergency Health Services, ND State Health Department
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301
Bismark, ND 58505-0200