avatar February 21, 2012, 4:49 am

South Dakota

by: Mike    Category: EMT Classes By State
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South Dakota is maybe a small State but it definitely needs EMTs. With 1 hospital for about 91,000 individuals (that is probably the lowest ratio in the whole USA!), you can tell that this State is taking care of its community. You can expect to earn between $9.86/hour (entry level EMT) up to $18.36/hour (Paramedics). We have prepared a quick info sheet about all EMT requirements for South Dakota:


South Dakota stats:

South Dakota population: 824,082

Number of hospitals in South Dakota: 9



General EMT requirements:

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


Specific South Dakota EMT requirements:

The South Dakota EMS is in charge for all EMS. They offer the following programs:

  1. EMT-Basic
  2. EMT-Intermediate/85
  3. EMT-Intermediate/99
  4. EMT-Paramedic

The National Registry certification (NREMT) is required to become an EMT in South Dakota. Along with the regular requirements, this State also requires that you

–          have successfully completed the In-Hospital/Ambulance Service Observation form

–          have successfully completed the Vital Signs Performance Evaluation form


South Dakota EMT other specification:

Becoming an EMT or a paramedic is no jokes. It requires a lot of reading and studying. You can’t afford to not pass your exam on your first attempt. Did you know that about 30% of students fail their test on their first attempt? If you don’t want to be part of the number, we suggest you to practice exams. Those are made with real questions that will help you remember what is really important. If you go through those practice tests, you will avoid a lot of stress during the real exam. You can buy EMT practice tests here.

Pass Your NREMT Exam On The First Attempt


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