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The Georgia Department of Public Health has a requirement that all aspiring EMTs have to attend approved EMT training in Georgia to be able to get their certifications. The opportunities are strong for the Georgia healthcare career and we want to make your process to become a EMT in Georgia as smooth as possible.

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Become an Emergency Medical Technician in Georgia in a Few Steps

All you have to do is follow the steps below one at a time and you can become an EMT in Georgia. We walk you through each step.

Step 1: Satisfy any Prerequisite for Program Entry

In Georgia, all candidates for EMT classes must be at least 18 years of age, have a HS diploma/GED and pass a criminal background check. Some schools may have requirements that include vaccinations (TB test or hepatitis etc.) so be sure that you check with the program you choose to attend.

Step 2: Finish an Emergency Medical Technician training course in GA

Since certification is required in Georgia, you will have to take and graduate from training that approved by the Georgia Department of Health. We list all the options for EMT training for you below.


Step 3: Earn a CPR certificate

To be eligible for EMT certification in Georgia, you will have to have a CPR certificate. Your certificate can be earned at an external program like the Re Cross or it may be in your training program.

Step 4: Take and Pass the NREMT assessments

There is a Cognitive Exam (based on general knowledge) and a Psychomotor Exam (testing your skills demonstration) on the NREMT certification examination. Click here for more details about the EMT exams. Once you pass them you can get on the registry and start finding your first EMT job in Georgia

Step 5: Become registered on the National EMT Registry

After you complete your training and pass the NREMT exam you have 30 days to get your name listed on the EMT registry. After that occurs, you can call yourself an emergency medical technician.

How much do EMTs earn in Georgia?

The median salary for EMTs in Georgia, in addition to additional regional statistics for Georgia, is detailed in the following table.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Yearly$21,880 $33,380 $56,990
Yearly$22,260 $31,470 $48,260
Rome, GA MSAHourly$12.85$19.38$26.69
Yearly$26,720 $40,310 $55,520
Columbus, GA-AL MSAHourly$12.20$17.51$28.07
Yearly$25,370 $36,410 $58,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSAHourly$11.74$16.68$24.21
Yearly$24,430 $34,700 $50,360
Savannah, GA MSAHourly$11.01$16.48$22.60
Yearly$22,900 $34,280 $47,000
Gainesville, GA MSAHourly$12.42$16.20$21.77
Yearly$25,840 $33,690 $45,290
Chattanooga, TN-GA MSAHourly$10.76$15.56$24.31
Yearly$22,370 $32,370 $50,570
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSAHourly$12.01$14.79$24.61
Yearly$24,980 $30,760 $51,190
Warner Robins, GA MSAHourly$10.40$14.30$19.34
Yearly$21,620 $29,740 $40,230
Dalton, GA MSAHourly$11.64$14.28$18.50
Yearly$24,210 $29,690 $38,490
Valdosta, GA MSAHourly$11.98$14.11$17.82
Yearly$24,910 $29,350 $37,060
Albany, GA MSAHourly$10.13$14.10$18.84
Yearly$21,060 $29,330 $39,180
Athens-Clarke County, GA MSAHourly$10.91$14.03$18.76
Yearly$22,700 $29,190 $39,020
Brunswick, GA MSAHourly$9.85$13.49$21.74
Yearly$20,490 $28,060 $45,210
Middle Georgia BOSHourly$9.72$13.38$22.63
Yearly$20,220 $27,820 $47,080
South Georgia BOSHourly$9.88$13.35$18.48
Yearly$20,560 $27,770 $38,430
East Georgia BOSHourly$9.77$13.28$18.12
Yearly$20,320 $27,630 $37,690
North Georgia BOSHourly$9.82$12.79$16.87
Yearly$20,430 $26,600 $35,080

The employment prospects for EMTs in Georgia expects a 28% growth in EMT and Paramedic jobs across the state of Georgia. The next decade or so is going to be good for the emergency services industry in terms of new workers and jobs.

All EMT Programs Approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health

Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany GA 31705

Albany Technical College
1704 South Slappy Boulevard
Albany GA 31701

Athens Technical College
800 U.S. Hwy 29
North Athens GA 30601

Atlanta Fire Rescue Training Academy
407 Ashwood Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
(470) 421-8266

Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta GA 30310

Bainbridge State College
2500 E Shotwell St
Bainbridge GA 39819

Central Georgia Technical College
80 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robins GA 31088

Chatham County Paramedic Consortium
9-A Mall Terrace
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 692-8911

Chattahoochee Technical College
980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE
Marietta GA 30060

Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services
7810 Hwy 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
(678) 233-8207

Coastal Pines Technical College
1701 Carswell Ave
Waycross GA 31503

Columbus Fire & EMS Academy
510 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 225-3751

Columbus Technical College
928 Manchester Expy
Columbus GA 31904

Fortis College-Smyrna
2140 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna GA 30080

Georgia Northwestern Technical College
One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome GA 30161

Georgia Piedmont Technical College
495 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston GA 30021-2397

Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services
3608 Braselton Hwy
Dacula , GA 30019
(678) 518-4805

Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville GA 30043

Henry County Fire Department
110 South Zack Hinton Pkwy
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 288-6626

Lanier Technical College
2990 Landrum Education Dr
Oakwood GA 30566

Metro Atlanta EMS Academy
1120 Allgood Industrial Ct
Marietta, GA 30066
(678) 637-1424

North Georgia Technical College
1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N
Clarkesville GA 30523

Oconee Fall Line Technical College
1189 Deepstep Rd
Sandersville GA 31082

Ogeechee Technical College
One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd
Statesboro GA 30458

Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Rd
Savannah GA 31405

South Georgia Technical College
900 South GA Tech Parkway
Americus GA 31709

Southeastern Technical College
3001 E First St
Vidalia GA 30474

Southern Crescent Technical College
501 Varsity Rd
Griffin GA 30223

Southern Regional Technical College
15689 US Hwy 19 North
Thomasville GA 31792

West Georgia Regional Emergency Education Coalition
285 Carrollton Street
Temple, GA 30179
(770) 214-2252

West Georgia Technical College
176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco GA 30182

West Point Fire Department
408 Brookwood Dr
West Point, GA 31833
(706) 957-0772

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
4089 Val Tech Rd
Valdosta GA 31602