avatar February 13, 2012, 4:56 am


by: Mike    Category: EMT Classes By State
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You want to become an EMT in Colorado and you want to know the EMT requirements? You will be happy to know that the State of Colorado is pretty friendly with EMTs and they don’t require additional exams than the standard ones and also do not charge fees for EMT applications.


Colorado stats:

Colorado population: 5,024,748

Number of hospitals in Colorado: 24

Each hospital deserve only 209,364 individuals on average


General EMT requirements:

  • Be over 18 of age
  • High School Diploma
  • Criminal record checked
  • NREMT certification
  • Fingerprints checked


Specific Colorado EMT requirements:

In order to work as an EMT in Colorado, you simply need to complete a standard NREMT certification as the State doesn’t require further exams to accept your license. There are 4 levels accepted in this State:


EMT Advanced

EMT Intermediate 99


Colorado EMT fees & other specification:

An interesting fact about pursuing your EMT career in Colorado is that the State doesn’t charge to fill an EMT application! However the State will charge you to check your criminal record and fingerprints if it’s not done yet ($17.50 for the State only and $39.50 for the Federal check). The Colorado EMS certificate (or EMT certification) is valid for 3 years. After that period, all EMTs must renew their certification.


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is regulating EMT certifications in this State.