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Total Nationally Certified EMS Personnel

EMR
6,665
EMT
106,444
AEMT
6,987
Paramedic
43,818
Total
163,914

Nationally Certified EMS Providers By Level and Percent

First Exam Attempt National Pass Rates

25-30 Million

EMS treats 25-30 million patients per year in the United States with annual expenditures of about $5 billion.1

75%

75% of nationally certified EMS professionals in the United States are male, 85% are of non-minority status and 45% have a college degree or higher.3

90%

Over 90% of nationally certified EMS professionals said that they had access to at least one Helicopter EMS (HEMS) service, while slightly fewer said that they had the authority to request HEMS (86%).2

6%

About 6% of nationally certified EMS professionals were classified as stressed on the DASS-21 scale, which was lower than the average for other health care professionals including nurses, physicians and medical students.3

REFERENCES
1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. National EMS Research Agenda. December 31, 2001.
2 Crowe RC, Levine R, Bentley MB. An Assessment of Prehospital Helicopter EMS Access and Training. Poster Presentation at Texas State EMS Conference. November 2014.
3 Bentley MA, Crawford JM, Wilkins JR et al. An Assessment of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Nationally Certified EMS Professionals. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013, 17:330-338.

Use of Data

The data provided on this page is also available in a variety of National Registry publications, including Annual Reports or in manuscripts released by the National Registry's Research Team . Unless otherwise specified, the data was last updated on February 5, 2018.

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2011 Annual Certification Report

8,887
234,897
84
81,446
2,572
56,708
63
10,918
3,748
77,218
140
13,474
69%
72%
59%
76%
293
13,250
96%
94%

2012 Annual Certification Report

8,684
231,874
1,409
85,508
2,695
53,705
1,330
11,056
3,844
71,973
2,141
13,890
70%
73%
65%
76%
2,301
13,629
95%
94%

2013 Annual Certification Report

8,898
233,155
4,343
88,779
3,036
57,281
3,147
11,027
4,180
76,369
4,829
13,590
73%
74%
67%
77%
4,109
13,029
95%
94%

2014 Annual Certification Report

9,118
237,835
7,370
92,379
3,089
58,303
3,744
10,816
4,401
79,796
5,744
13,058
71%
72%
66%
78%
4,697
12,475
94%
94%

2015 Annual Certification Report

10,099
242,491
9,964
95,281
3,350
59,557
4,228
10,528
4,945
83,413
6,520
12,579
68%
71%
65%
79%
5,485
12,151
95%
95%

2016 Annual Certification Report

10,678
253,436
12,322
97,627
3,539
64,675
4,448
10,726
5,403
87,884
6,824
13,447
67%
73%
64%
76%
5,703
12,831
95%
96%

2017 Annual Certification Report

10,194
266,472
14,154
100,989
3,496
65,386
4,268
10,856
5,080
88,008
6,718
13,067
69%
74%
64%
80%
5,944
12,046
95%
94%

2018 Annual Certification Report

10,308
275,692
16,038
104,901
3,739
68,002
4,349
11,404
5,414
91,931
6,587
13,883
71%
74%
66%
80%
5,892
13,499
95%
94%

2019 Annual Certification Report

10,401
292,369
17,949
110,061
3,724
73,404
4,509
11,570
5,436
99,044
6,800
15,416
68%
73%
67%
79%
6,371
13,598
96%
94%

2020 Annual Certification Report

9,060
293,891
18,449
111,953
2,084
58,969
3,626
9,415
3,125
84,633
6,232
14,297
71%
71%
66%
76%
4,667
11,001
97%
94%

2021 Annual Certification Report

4,891
184,787
11,522
67,497
150
4,284
211
470
216
7,274
563
1,078
69%
60%
46%
53%
91
262
93%
86%