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Oversight of EMT training in Arkansas is done by the Arkansas Department of Health. EMTs are part of the growing allied health field in Arkansas and below we walk you through what it takes to become an Arkansas emergency medical technician.

Find Approved EMT Training in Arkansas

 

How to go About Becoming an EMT in Arkansas

Initially, candidates will have meet any entrance requirements for EMT training in Arkansas. You will have to complete your approved training, pass a background check, pay applicable fees, pass certification exam and get your certification. Arkansas uses the standards put on place at a national level. The certification exam in Arkansas for emergency medical techs is the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam.

1 – Register for Training
2 – Complete Training
3 – Pass Certification Exam
4 – Pay Applicable Fees
5 – Pass Background Check
6 – Get Registered

All Arkansas EMT Programs that are Approved by the Arkansas Department of Health

Below is a complete list of the approved EMT training in Arkansas by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Arkansas Northeastern College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2501 South Division Street Blytheville, AR 72315
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 5/20/2005
Degrees – Certificate
Program Director – Bobby Lynn Sikes MEd, NRP, EMS-I
(870) 780-1254
bsikes@smail.anc.edu
www.anc.edu

Arkansas State University-Beebe

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
PO Box 909 Searcy, AR 72143
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 7/25/2008
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Justin Allen BPS, NRP
(501) 207-6242
JCAllen@asub.edu
www.asub.edu

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1600 South College St Gotaas Hall, H109
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 7/19/2012
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Tonya Young MS, NRP
(870) 508-6365
tyoung@asumh.edu
www.asumh.edu

Arkansas Tech University

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1700 Helberg Lane Ozark, AR 72949
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
Fort Smith EMS, Fort Smith, AR
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 5/13/2005
Degrees – Associate
Program Director – Todd Birkhead AGS, NRP
(479) 508-8500
tbirkhead@atu.edu
www.atu.edu/ozark/

Black River Technical College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
PO Box 468 1410 Hwy 304 East Pocahontas, AR 72455
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 11/19/2004
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Matthew Smith MSW, NRP
(870) 248-4000
matthew.smith@blackrivertech.edu
www.blackrivertech.edu

East Arkansas Community College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1700 Newcastle Road Forrest City, AR 72335
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 5/20/2005
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Jack Hill BS, NRP
(879) 633-4480
jhill@eacc.edu
www.eacc.edu

National Park College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
101 College Drive Hot Springs, AR 71913
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 5/20/2005
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Lewis Klay Hall MPA, NRP
(501) 760-4207
Klay.Hall@np.edu
www.np.edu

North Arkansas College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1515 Pioneer Dr Harrison, AR 72601
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 11/19/2004
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Jacob Williams BS, NRP
(870) 391-3125
jacob.williams@northark.edu
www.northark.edu

Northwest Arkansas Community College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
One College Drive Bentonville, AR 72712
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 4/19/2002
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Jamin Snarr NREMT-P
(479) 619-4251
jsnarr@nwacc.edu
www.nwacc.edu

South Arkansas Community College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
300 S West Ave El Dorado, AR 71730
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
MEMS Academy, Little Rock, AR
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 11/17/2006
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Justin Murphree BS, NRP
(870) 864-8490
jmurphree@southark.edu
www.southark.edu

Southeast Arkansas College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1900 Hazel Street Pine Bluff, AR 71603
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 11/19/2004
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Scott Gann BS, NRP
(870) 850-2184
sgann@seark.edu
www.seark.edu

University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
4301 West Markham Street CHRP, UAMS, #635 Little Rock, AR 72205
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 4/19/2002
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Harold Shray MSOM, NRP
(501) 686-8125
hdshray@uams.edu
www.uaptc.edu

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1609 East Ash Street PO Box 747 McGehee, AR 71654-0747
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 5/20/2005
Degrees – Certificate
Program Director – Gursarn Singh BS, NRP
(870) 222-8929 Ext -5502
singh@uamont.edu
www.uamont.edu

University of Arkansas Community College At Hope

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2500 South Main Street Hope, AR 71801
Status – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 3/14/2008
Degrees – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Mark Wilcox BS, NRP
(870) 722-8513
mark.wilcox@uacch.edu
www.uacch.edu

University of Arkansas Community College Batesville

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2005 White Dr PO Box 3350 Batesville, AR 72503
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 11/18/2005
Degrees: Certificate, Associate
Program Director: Jennifer Davidek BS, NRP
Phone: (870) 612-2061
jennifer.davidek@uaccb.edu
www.uaccb.edu

EMT pay in Arkansas

The table below highlights all the salary and hourly wage details for EMTs in Arkansas. All data come from bls.gov.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Yearly$21,880$33,380$56,990
ArkansasHourly$8.97$13.09$22.51
Yearly$18,660$27,220$46,830
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, ARHourly$12.19$22.42$33.80
Yearly$25,350$46,640$70,300
Jonesboro, ARHourly$9.13$20.98$26.97
Yearly$18,980$43,630$56,100
Memphis, TN-MS-ARHourly$12.98$18.84$29.98
Yearly$27,000$39,180$62,350
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MOHourly$10.49$14.17$19.70
Yearly$21,820$29,470$40,980
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, ARHourly$9.85$13.88$18.98
Yearly$20,480$28,880$39,480
Fort Smith, AR-OKHourly$8.68$13.81$19.79
Yearly$18,040$28,730$41,160
West ArkansasHourly$8.84$12.53$22.23
Yearly$18,390$26,050$46,230
South ArkansasHourly$8.92$12.50$21.31
Yearly$18,560$25,990$44,330
East ArkansasHourly$8.75$11.15$17.60
Yearly$18,200$23,190$36,610
Central ArkansasHourly$8.80$10.90$18.90
Yearly$18,310$22,670$39,320

What’s the job outlook for EMTs and Paramedics in Arkansas?

With a 25% growth in EMT and Paramedic jobs, the future is really looking great for Arkansas emergency medical technicians. More information on the career of an EMT as a whole can be found here.