EMT Training in New York

If you are looking for information about EMT training in New York, please read the following article carefully. It contains valuable information and helpful links.

The state of New York does not utilize the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for testing or certifying their EMTs. Therefore you must schedule a New York State written certification exam. A calendar of the current exam schedule can be found here:


Before you are eligible to take the written exam, you must first register. Click here to see the schedule of test registration dates.

New York recognizes reciprocity, and if you are coming from out of state and currently hold an EMS certification from another state, it’s possible you can obtain certification in New York.

General instructions for reciprocity applicants can be found on the following page:


You can download the reciprocity packet in PDF form here. Once you have completed the application, you will be notified by mail when the process has been completed. You are advised not to call the Bureau of EMS to check on your application status.


Online forms and applications can be downloaded from the following URL:


Before contacting the New York Bureau of Emergency Medical Services with your questions, be sure to check their Frequently Asked Questions page:


If you have additional questions or need more information about EMT licensure you can contact the New York Bureau of Emergency Medical Services at the following address:

NYS DOH Bureau of EMS
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206-1388

E-mail: dohweb@health.state.ny.us

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