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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkDecember 1, 2015
License Title: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (Emt-P)

License Description: An emergency medical technician - paramedic (EMT-P) has received training in all of the advanced emergency medical care skills including cardiac evaluation and treatment, medication effects and treatment, and advanced airway management techniques. The Paramedic Specialist, having greater knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology, is the highest EMT certification obtainable. Paid positions are available in the state of Iowa.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa 147A

Requirements for License:Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent; have a current certification as an EMT-I or EMT-B; complete a minimum of 280 classroom hours (600 for special-ists); complete clinical hours, and ambulance field experience as necessary to meet patient contact requirements; successfully complete a state written and practical exam.

Forty-eight hours of continuing education are required biennially for certification renewal as well as having a current course completion card in CPR. The requirement for specialists is 60 hours.

Application: $20
Duration: Two years
Renewal: $10
Exam: $45 - Paramedic - National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
$50 - Paramedic Specialist - National Registry of Emergency MedicalTechnicians
$20 - Iowa Department of Public Health

When:Applicants must pass a written and practical examination administered by the state.

License Authority:
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: 5157250322

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