If you have just completed or are currently enrolled in a full AEMT education program, and you are applying for AEMT certification, you must meet the following requirements: 
  • Current National Registry certification or state license at the EMT level, or higher
  • Successful completion of a state-approved Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course or completion of a higher level state-approved EMS course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. 
  • Candidates must have completed the course within the past two years and the course Program Director must verify successful course completion on the National Registry website. 
  • Have a current CPR-BLS for "Healthcare Provider" or equivalent credential. 
  • Successful completion of the National Registry AEMT cognitive (knowledge) examination and psychomotor (skills) examination. 
    • Passed portions of the cognitive and psychomotor exam remain valid for 24 months provided all other eligibility requirements are met. 

Application Process

Follow these easy steps to apply for a National Registry exam:
  1. Create your account/log in to your profile.
  2. Create an application - Select the AEMT level. Verify your personal information and make any necessary changes. Then, follow the prompts through the application process.
  3. Pay the application fee of $136.00 (US funds). The application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable. This fee is charged for each attempt of the cognitive examination.
  4. Monitor the progress of your application from your “Certification Application Status” in case additional actions are needed. Once the National Registry approves your application and your status is “Ready to Test,” you can view your ATT letter and contact Pearson Vue to schedule your exam.

Related Policies

Expiration Dates
Initial expiration dates are determined by the date the candidate successfully completes the entire national certification process (cognitive and psychomotor exams). AEMT candidates completing the national certification process between the January 1 and June 30 will receive an expiration date of March 31 two years in the future. Individuals successfully completing the national certification process between July 1 and December 31 will receive an expiration date of March 31 three years in the future.

Initial Certification

If you successfully complete the national
certification process between:

January 1 - June 30
July 1- December 31

Initial Cycle

Your initial certification date will be
March 31:

2 years in the future
3 years in the future