avatar February 13, 2012, 4:54 am


by: Mike    Category: EMT Classes By State
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You want to become an EMT in Arkansas and you want to know the EMT requirements? We have prepared this quick information sheet on EMT jobs perspective and requirements. Please note that all states require EMT classes’ confirmation and EMT certification. However, some States are more rigorous in their selection of EMTs.


Arkansas stats:

Arkansas population: 2,889,450

Number of hospitals in Arkansas: 23



General EMT requirements:

  • Be over 18 of age
  • High School Diploma
  • Clean criminal record
  • Completed an EMT classes


Specific Arkansas EMT requirements:

The State of Arkansas doesn’t have specific EMT requirements per se. They follow the NREMT guidance and requires each EMTs from another State to apply for an Arkansas EMT certification.


Arkansas EMT fees & other specification:


The Arkansas Department of Health is regulating EMT certifications. They make a point of honor of not be nondiscriminatory in nature and meet all legal requirements. They offer a Paramedic class of 1,200 hours displayed as follow:


Program Hours

1. Didactic and laboratory, 600

2. Clinical, 300

3. Field Internship, 300


There is a rigorous follow-up during the Paramedic training. Before getting your Paramedic license, you must:

–          administer a minimum of fifty (50) medications

–          perform a minimum of 5 intubations on live patients

–          demonstrate the ability to effectively ventilate a minimum of 20 time

–          initiate a minimum of 25 IVs using a variety of sites


Their EMT education system is very well detailed on their website. Visit the Arkansas Department of Health for more information.


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