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When you attend EMT training in Missouri, you have to make sure that the program you select to attend is accredited fully and currently by the the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. As are many Missouri healthcare careers, the emergency medical technician career is booming in Missouri. Below we get in to the details about the steps to get certified, the job outlook and the salary expectations for an EMT in Missouri.

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How you can become an Emergency Medical Technician in Missouri

To become a EMT in Missouri all candidates have to attend a training program that is fully approved by the (MDHSS) Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. After finishing training, candidates will then have to take and pass both NREMT certification exams and then they can get licensed in Missouri as an EMT. We break down each step for you below.

Step 1: Meet the Entry Demands for Missouri EMT Classes

Students will have to pass a background check with the state of Missouri to be able to start EMT training and get certified in the state. Along with passing the background check, all candidates will ahve to be at least 18 and have their high school, diploma or GED.


Step 2: Graduate from an accredited MO EMT program

As we mentioned above, all training to become an EMT in Missouri must be approved by the state of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services. We have provided the full list of approved classes that you can attend below. Pass your chosen courses and you can move on to the certification exam.

All the Approved EMT Courses in Missouri

Below is the list of all the MO Dept. of Health and Senior Services approved EMT training programs.

Drury University
900 N. Benton Ave
Springfield MO 65802

Jefferson College
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro MO 63050

Saint Louis Community College
300 South Broadway
Saint Louis MO 63102

Three Rivers College
2080 Three Rivers Blvd
Poplar Bluff MO 63901

Grand River Technical School
1200 Fair St
Chillicothe MO 64601

Missouri Southern State University
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin MO 64801

Rolla Technical Institute/Center
500 Forum Drive
Rolla MO 65401

Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Ave
Bolivar MO 65613

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
1080 S. Silver Springs Rd.
Cape Girardeau MO 63703

St Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
Cottleville MO 63376

Crowder College
601 Laclede Ave Neosho MO 64850 417-451-3223

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City 3200 Broadway
Kansas City MO 64111

Pike-Lincoln Technical Center
342 Vo-Tech Rd
Eolia MO 63344

Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield MO 65802

Hillyard Technical Center
3434 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph MO 64506

East Central College
1964 Prairie Dell Rd
Union MO 63084

Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills MO 63601

North Central Missouri College
1301 Main St
Trenton MO 64683

Saint Howell County Ambulance District
1951 State Hwy K,
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-2490

Step 3: Have a Current CPR-BLS Certificate

All candidates must have their CPR certification for EMT certification in Missouri. It is part of many EMT training classes but if it is not included in yours, make sure to get a certificate at an outside program.

Step 4: Pass the National Registry EMT Exam

All Missouri EMTs have to pass both of he certification exams that are given by the (NREMT) The National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians. It is two exams that cover all phases of your EMT training in Missouri. Make sure you study hard for the exams and as long as you did well in your training, you should have no problem pass them both. Pass both exams and you can register with the state of Missouri as a certified EMT.

Click here for a more detailed review of the EMT certification examinations.

Step 5: Get Name Listed on EMT Registry

Once you have taken both exams from the NREMT and passed them, you are able to get your registration listing on the national registry and get registered with the state of Missouri. There is a fee associated with the registry and applying to the state.

How much do Emergency Medical Technicians make in Missouri?

The median income for Missouri EMTs is $15.47 an hour and $32,170 a year and we go in to more detail about it below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Kansas City, MO-KSHourly$11.80$17.06$27.53
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-ILHourly$12.49$16.52$22.22
St. Louis, MO-ILHourly$9.63$16.03$24.83
Southeast MissouriHourly$10.07$14.92$23.72
Southwest MissouriHourly$10.32$14.37$21.07
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MOHourly$10.49$14.17$19.70
St. Joseph, MO-KSHourly$10.56$14.05$19.61
Joplin, MOHourly$9.63$13.57$18.67
Central MissouriHourly$9.52$13.00$19.31
Springfield, MOHourly$9.76$12.46$19.22
Jefferson City, MOHourly$8.36$11.06$19.42
North MissouriHourly$8.34$10.60$16.37

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The job prospects for EMTs in Missouri

It s great news to hear form the Bureau of Labor Statistics that they are projecting a 12% rise in EMT and Paramedic employment across the state of Missouri. What a great thing have happen when you are considering getting started on the path to become a EMT in Missouri!