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State guidelines from the Illinois Department of Health state that all emergency medical technicians must attend approved EMT programs in Illinois. They also must get their EMT certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and also get listed on their EMT registry.

Locate Approved EMT Training in Illinois

 

What are the steps to become an EMT in Illinois?

To go about getting certified as a EMT in Illinois, you will have to go through all 5 steps in the process laid out below.

Step 1: Meet any Prerequisites for EMT Programs In Illinois

The most common pre-enrollment requirements are be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma/GED and pass a criminal background check. You are eligible for approved training if you can meet these demands.

Step 2: Graduate from an Illinois Emergency Medical Technician Training Program

Once you have completed your EMT classes you will be all set to take and pass the NREMT certification tests. We have compiled all the approved EMT programs in Illinois below for you.

All Approved EMT Courses in Illinois

The list below is all the Illinois Department of Health Approved EMT courses in the state of Illinois.

Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, OSF St Joseph Medical Center,
and McLean County Area EMS System Paramedic Training Program Consortium

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1609 Northbrook Dr Suite 8 Normal, IL 61761
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
Heartland Community College, Normal, IL
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/20/2013
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Jonathan Dassow BS, EMTP, LI
(309) 827-4348
jdassow@mcleancountyems.org
www.mcleancountyems.org

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
4440 W 95th St Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 7/18/2013
Training Level – Diploma
Program Director – Linda Abrahamson MA, ECRN, EMTP, NCEE
(708) 684-5957
linda.abrahamson@advocatehealth.com
www.advocatehealth.com

Advocate Condell Medical Center

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
801 South Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 7/21/2016
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Teresa Boron BSN, RN
(847) 990-5309
teresa.boron@advocatehealth.com
advocatehealth.com

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
3815 Highland Ave Downers Grove, IL 60515
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 3/16/2012
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Lauren Tvrdik BSN, RN
(630) 275-1381
lauren.tvrdik@advocatehealth.com
advocatehealth.com

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1775 Dempster Street Park Ridge, IL 60068
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/21/2016
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Margaret Drag RN, BSN, EMTP
(847) 723-5427
Margaret.Drag@advocatehealth.com
www.advocatehealth.com

Advocate Sherman Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1425 N Randall Rd Elgin, IL 60123
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/16/2016
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Donna Errera-Ott MS, RN, CEN, TNS
(224) 789-3947
donna.errera-ott@advocatehealth.com
www.shermanhealth.com

Black Hawk College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
6600 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 3/15/2013
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Marcella Miner BSN, RN
(309) 796-5361
minerm@bhc.edu
www.bhc.edu

Blessing Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1005 Broadway Quincy, IL 62305
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/21/2012
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Sandy Behl BSN, RN
(217) 223-8400 Ext -6594
sandy.behl@blessinghealthsystem.org
www.blessinghealthsystem.org

Edward Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
801 S Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 3/15/2013
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Ryan Klavohn BS, EMTP
(630) 527-3053
ryan.klavohn@eehealth.org
eehealth.org/ems

Illinois Central College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
5407 N Univiersity St East Peoria, IL 61635
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/21/2012
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Michael Dant BA, EMTP
(309) 690-7540
mdant@icc.edu
www.icc.edu

Illinois Valley Community College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
815 N Orlando Smith Road
Ogelsby, IL 61348
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/16/2016
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Rosemary McGinnis BSN, RN
(815) 224-0485
rosemary_mcginnis@ivcc.edu
www.ivcc.edu

Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
One Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 3/20/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Kimberly Stotts MSN, RN
(708) 915-6900
kstotts@ingalls.org
www.ingalls.org

Kaskaskia College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL 62801
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/19/2017
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Derek Burwell BS, NRP
(618) 545-3431
dburwell@kaskaskia.edu
www.kaskaskia.edu

Kishwaukee College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2727 Sycamore Rd
Suite 1A
DeKalb, IL 60115
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/16/2016
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Anthony Woodson BSN, RN
(815) 756-1521
awoodson@kishhealth.org
www.kish.edu

Lake Land College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
5001 Lake Land Blvd NH 023 Mattoon, IL 61938
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/11/2018
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Jasmine Ballard BS, EMTP
(217) 234-5362
jballard9365@lakelandcollege.edu
www.lakeland.cc.il.us

Lewis & Clark Community College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
5800 Godfrey Rd Haskell Hall Room 128 Godfrey, IL 62035
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 7/21/2016
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Darla Long BS, NRP
(618) 468-4918
dklong@lc.edu
www.lc.edu

Loyola University Medical Center

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2160 South First Avenue Building. 110LL, Room 0226 Maywood, IL 60153
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 10/21/1995
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Dawn Wujcik BSN, RN, CEN, PHRN, TNS
(708) 327-2544
dawn.wujcik@luhs.org
www.lumc.edu

Malcolm X College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1900 West Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60612
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/24/2013
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Harry Meyers RN, EMTP
(312) 850-7303
hmeyers@ccc.edu
www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/

McHenry County College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
8900 US Hwy 14 Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/11/2018
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Cindy Amore RN, BSN
(815) 759-8044
camore@centegra.com
www.mchenry.edu/

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
150 W High St Morris, IL 60450
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/15/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Robin Stortz MSN, RN, TNS
(815) 705-7189
rstortz@morrishospital.org
www.morrishospital.org

Northshore University Health System Highland Park Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
777 Park Avenue Highland Park, IL 60035
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/21/2016
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Martha Pettineo MSN, RN, EMT-P
(847) 480-3758
mpettineo@northshore.org
www.northshore.org

Northwest Community Healthcare

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
800 W Central Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 3/16/2018
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Connie Mattera MS, RN, EMTP
(847) 618-4485
cmattera@nch.org
http://www.nwcemss.org

Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
25 North Winfield Road Winfield, IL 60190
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/18/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Tiffani Clausen BA, EMT-P
(630) 933-1523
tiffani.clausen@nm.org
www.cadencehealth.org

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
5510 East State Street Rockford, IL 61108
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, IL
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/16/2014
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Kenneth G. Eitenmiller, Jr BS, EMTP
(815) 395-5254
kenneth.g.eitenmiller@osfhealthcare.org
www.osfsaintanthony.org

Parkland College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1309 North Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/15/2015
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Wade Hales BSEd, EMTP
(217) 353-2760
whales@parkland.edu
www.parkland.edu

Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/18/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Adam Greenberg RN, BSN, LI, EMT-B
(847) 316-6117
agreenberg@presencehealth.org
www.presencehealth.org/presence-saint-francis-hospital-evanston

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
77 North Airlite Elgin, IL 60123
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/15/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Theresa Tunney MSN, RN, TNCC
(847) 695-3200 Ext -5956
theresa.tunney@presencehealth.org
www.presencehealth.org

Presence St. Mary’s Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
500 West Court St Kankakee, IL 60901
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 5/15/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – David Piper MPA, EMTP
(708) 259-6300
dwp2703@gmail.com
www.presencehealth.org

Rend Lake College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
327 Potomac Blvd Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 7/21/2016
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Outcomes
Program Director – Robert Hyman MS, NRP
(618) 437-5321
robert_hyman@ssmhc.com
www.rlc.edu

Riverside Medical Center

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
400 S. Kennedy Drive Kankakee, IL 60901
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 3/20/2015
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Alfred Ponton MSN, RN, EMTP
(815) 935-9366
aponton@rhc.net
www.riversidehealthcare.org/kankakee-campus.html

Silver Cross Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1900 Silver Cross Blvd Lenox, IL 60451
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 9/18/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Lonnie Polhemus RN, MSN, EMTP
(815) 300-7430
lpolhemus@silvercross.org
www.silvercrossems.org

Southwestern Illinois College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
2500 Carlyle Rd., BCMC 2441
Belleville, IL 62221
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/15/2015
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – Curt Schmittling MEd, EMTP
(618) 222-5343
curt.schmittling@swic.edu
www.swic.edu

Swedish American Hospital

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1401 East State St
Rockford, IL 61104
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
Highland Community College, Freeport, IL
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/19/2012
Training Level – Certificate, Associate
Program Director – Richard Robinson BS, EMTP
(779) 696-6081
rrobinson@swedishamerican.org
www.swedishamerican.org

Vista Health System

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1324 North Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Status of Program – Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date – 7/19/2012
Training Level – Certificate
Program Director – John Lewis BS, EMTP
(847) 360-2319
john_lewis@quorumhealth.com
www.vistahealth.com

Waubonsee Community College

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
Northwestern Medicine – Delnor Hospital
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL 60134
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
Delnor Hospital, Geneva, IL
Status of Program – Initial
Initial Accreditation Date – 1/15/2015
Training Level – Associate
Program Director – Debra Ward BA, EMTP
(630) 938-8464
debra.ward@nm.org
www.waubonsee.edu

Step 3: Get or Hold a CPR Certificate

May EMT programs in Illinois include CPR training in their courses. If your chosen program does not, you will be expected to go to an outside agency (Red Cross) to earn your CPR certificate.

Step 4: Pass the NREMT Certification Exam

Take and pass the NREMT exam and you can get listed on the national registry. There is a Cognitive Exam (testing your general knowledge) and a Psychomotor Exam (testing your skills) included in the NREMT examination. Click here to get more information on the EMT exams.

Step 5: Become registered on the National EMT Registry

Getting lsted on the National Emergency Medical Technician Registry within 30 days of becoming certified and pay the $80 fee, you can call yourself an EMT that is registered and certified in Illinois.

How much do Emergency Medical Technicians earn in Illinois?

The following bls.gov data table features Emergency Medical Technician salary in Illinois in better detail.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Yearly$21,880$33,380$56,990
IllinoisHourly$9.72$15.20$40.04
Yearly$20,230$31,620$83,280
Danville, ILHourly$11.43$17.56$26.48
Yearly$23,770$36,520$55,080
Elgin, ILHourly$11.03$17.35$35.89
Yearly$22,940$36,090$74,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, ILHourly$10.12$17.14$51.38
Yearly$21,060$35,650$106,880
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-ILHourly$12.49$16.52$22.22
Yearly$25,990$34,360$46,220
St. Louis, MO-ILHourly$9.63$16.03$24.83
Yearly$20,020$33,330$51,650
Northwest IllinoisHourly$9.51$14.85$20.14
Yearly$19,780$30,880$41,900
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WIHourly$11.80$14.45$29.59
Yearly$24,550$30,050$61,540
Champaign-Urbana, ILHourly$9.87$14.42$19.27
Yearly$20,520$29,990$40,090
Rockford, ILHourly$10.01$14.30$20.12
Yearly$20,830$29,740$41,860
West Central IllinoisHourly$9.12$14.30$27.08
Yearly$18,980$29,750$56,320
Peoria, ILHourly$10.01$13.85$21.85
Yearly$20,830$28,810$45,450
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-ILHourly$9.87$13.79$22.90
Yearly$20,520$28,670$47,630
East Central IllinoisHourly$9.85$13.60$23.63
Yearly$20,480$28,300$49,140
Carbondale-Marion, ILHourly$9.13$12.83$18.48
Yearly$18,980$26,690$38,430
Decatur, ILHourly$9.84$12.11$19.96
Yearly$20,460$25,190$41,530
South IllinoisHourly$9.13$12.07$18.49
Yearly$19,000$25,120$38,460
Springfield, ILHourly$10.09$12.05$15.34
Yearly$20,980$25,060$31,910
Bloomington, ILHourly$8.66$10.83$18.72
Yearly$18,020$22,530$38,940

What’s the job outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Illinois?

The expected 9% surge in the number of new jobs for EMTs in the state of Illinois is really exciting and great for the futures of all that enter the field.