All EMT training in Alabama, including EMT certification and licensing is governed by the Alabama Office of EMS and Trauma. It is within their power to revoke or suspend any EMT license or agency they determine is no longer upholding the highest possible standards for Emergency Medical Technicians.
Practical license exams can be taken at state approved EMT training centers and Alabama uses the NREMT exam as its basis for certifying potential EMT candidates.
One of the EMT requirements in Alabama is that you must have at least a GED as a minimum level of education.
Potential candidates in Alabama who wish to become an emergency medical technician are required to complete a training course, which is typically six months long. Upon successful completion of the training course, you are eligible to take the NREMT exam.
It is critical to be adequately prepared prior to taking the NREMT test. It is recommended materials be studied for a period of 2 to 3 weeks before attempting to take the NREMT exam.
Passing the NREMT exam qualifies you for EMT certification. You will have to be recertified in the state of Alabama at regular intervals.
There is a $10 fee required for a two-year license or you may choose the option of a one-year license for five dollars.
You must have completed the Alabama protocols required for the license level for which you are applying. A current, standard passport photo must be attached to your application. Specific photo requirements are included on the application form.
Your application must be accompanied by a copy of your valid CPR card. Your signature must be witnessed by two witnesses or verified by a notary public.
Along with your application, you must submit a Declaration of US Citizenship and Lawful Presence of an Alien Form. Additionally, you will be required to submit a copy of your current Alabama driver’s license or a certified copy of your birth certificate if an Alabama driver’s license is not available.
All necessary forms can be downloaded here:
If you have additional questions or need further information about EMT training in Alabama you can contact the EMS office.
Dennis Blair, Director
Alabama Department of Public Health
Office of EMS and Trauma
The RSA Tower
201 Munroe St., Suite 750
Montgomery, AL 36104
Alternatively, you can contact the office via e-mail at:
Visit the following URL for more information about the National Registry and to apply for the NREMT exam: