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Advanced EMT Certificate Overview

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at Rhode State is committed to educating highly trained and professional EMS providers.  As a part of this program, the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate prepares students to sit for the NREMT exam and meet the certification stands set forth by the Ohio Board of EMS. Participants in the certificate program must first be certified as an Ohio EMT-Basic.

Once complete, students in the certificate program will be able to perform all duties of an Advanced EMT as well as initiate advanced patient assessment and appropriate intravenous procedures and use specific pharmacological agents for pain, respiratory emergencies, and diabetic emergencies. During their training, students will have access to state-of-the-art simulation technology, a variety of cardiac monitors, simulator manikins, and high-fidelity equipment.

Advanced EMT Certificate Highlights

  • Polish your skills by working as an EMS student at various clinical sites.
  • Students interested in the Advanced EMT Certificate must first be certified as an Ohio EMT-Basic. Students completing the Advanced EMT Certificate are able to:
  • Challenge the NREMT exam and meet the certification standards set forth by the
  • Ohio Board of EMS.
  • Perform all duties of an Advanced EMT.
  • Initiate advanced patient assessment and appropriate intravenous procedures and use specific pharmacological agents for pain, respiratory emergencies and diabetic emergencies.

Career Opportunities

Employment for those trained in the EMS career tiers is available in both the public and private sectors, including fire departments, non-emergency patient transportation companies, ambulance services, hospital emergency departments, industrial health and safety organizations, and various other public safety related companies or agencies. Salary varies based on certification tier attained, amount of experience and other job-related qualifications. Salaries typically range from $25,000 – $48,000 annually.

Advanced EMT Certificate Plan of Study

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Professional Licensure Information

Our EMS program is approved by the Ohio Department of Public safety. You will become nationally registered and certified in the state of Ohio upon successfully passing the course and the NREMT exam.

Accreditation Information

This program is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Ohio Accreditation Number 318.

Inquiries regarding accreditation should be directed to:

Ohio Department of Public Safety,

Division of Emergency Medical Services

1970 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43218

1-800-233-0785

https://ems.ohio.gov