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All working EMTs and those who may want to become an EMT must attend EMT training in Idaho that is approved by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. When you follow the steps covered below, getting on your way to getting certified has never been made so easy!

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The Steps to to Take to Become an Emergency Medical Technician in Idaho

The state of Idaho requires all candidates for becoming emergency medical techs attend training that is approved by the IDHW – Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and get their EMT certification. Follow our process and you will be on your way!

Step 1: Meet the Basic Entrance Requirements

You will have to pay a fee of $65 dollars and pass a background check to be eligible for EMT certification in Idaho.


Step 2: Enroll in to and Finish Approved EMT Program in Idaho

Here is the list of all the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) approved training courses. You have to take and finish one of them to be eligible to take the NREMT certification exams.

Idaho EMT Programs Approved by Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare

Below is the complete list of EMT courses that are fully approved by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

College of Western Idaho-Center for Workforce Development
24078 Caldwell Blvd
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 562-2700
Dexter Hunt
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician

College of Southern Idaho EMS Program
397 North College Road
Twin Falls, ID 83303
(208) 732-6709
Dillon Brock
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced EMT

College of Eastern Idaho Workforce Training
Program (formally Eastern Idaho Technical College)

1600 S. 25th East
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
(208) 524-3000
Dean Ellis
Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medicine Academy
6055 Corporal Lane
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 996-9248
Justin Raney
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced EMT

EMT & Fire Training Inc.
209 Shady Pines Loop
Priest River, ID 83856
(888) 783-8495
Scott Reasor
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced EMT
EMS Refresher

Idaho State University/College of Technology
777 Memorial Drive, Suite 140
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-3372
RaeLyn Price
Emergency Medical Technician

Idaho State University/Division of Health Sciences
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 373 1760
Rodney Hackwith

North Idaho College Workforce Training Center
525 W. Clearwater Loop
Post Falls, ID 83854
(208) 665-5448
Dotty Heberer, CAN
Health Professions Coordinator
Emergency Medical Technician

Lewis-Clark State College Workforce Training
1920 3rd Avenue North
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 792-2388
Patty Bowles
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician

STEMI – Sawtooth Emergency Medical Institute
2107 Industrial Rd
Nampa, Idaho 83687
(208) 209-3777
Michelle Giokas
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced EMT

Step 3: Have or Earn CPR-BLS Certification

Complete CPR training at an outside agency or in your training program. Not all programs have a CPR certificate portion included but it is very common.

Step 4: Pass the National Registry EMT Exam (NREMT)

The state of Iowa uses the national test for emergency medical technicians, the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians Exam. The NREMT also manage the listing registry for all certified EMTs.

Step 5: Have your name included in the National EMT Registry

The national registry for EMTs is a list of all employable certified EMTs in the country. Getting yourself listed on it is the last step in our process. Pass your training, pass the NREMT, pay the $80 fee and your can get on the registry.

Emergency Medical Technicians Salary in Idaho

The median pay of EMTs in Idaho, in addition to additional regional numbers for Idaho, is detailed in the following table that uses data.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Lewiston, ID-WAHourly$11.96$28.32$46.88
Southcentral IdahoHourly$14.06$18.28$28.76
Boise City-Nampa, IDHourly$11.92$17.60$27.94
Southwest IdahoHourly$13.19$17.43$42.26
North IdahoHourly$9.59$13.15$18.86
East IdahoHourly$7.92$11.56$20.68

Job Outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Idaho

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is currently projecting a 18% increase in new EMT jobs in Idaho over the next decade.