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EMT Schools in NebraskaAll emergency medical services and EMT training in Nebraska are regulated by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Medical Services Program. There are a few steps that have to be taken in order to get started in a career as an EMT in Nebraska and we go in to each one with our 5 step guide.

Emergency medical technicians are a very important part of a safe and functioning society and their need will always be high. On top of that, most allied health professions in Nebraska are seeing all time highs in demand and growth, so it is a good idea to get started now!

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Becoming an EMT in Nebraska

To get accepted in to EMT training in Nebraska, you will have to apply for entrance and meet the enrollment prerequisites that the school or program may have. In Nebraska, you have to attend accredited training to get your certification and you have to get an EMT certification to be able to be employed as an EMT.

Step 1: Meet the Prerequisites for Entry in to School

The minimum age in Nebraska to be able to take EMT courses is 18 years of age. All candidates will also have to be lawful U.S. residents as well. Meet you school’s application requirements and you are on your way!

Step 2: Graduate from a NE EMT training class

All EMT candidates will need to complete an accredited, NE dept. of Health and Human Services approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course. Students are expected to gain 10 hours of on the job training which includes 5 patient contacts.

Step 3: You must be CPR Certified

CPR certification is necessary for all EMT work in the field and is also a requirement for your EMT certification. It should be known that many EMT programs in North Dakota have CPR included in their program curriculum. If you selected training does not, you will have to go to an outside company or agency to get a CPR for Healthcare Providers certification.

Step 4: Register for, Take and Pass the NREMT Examinations

The state of Nebraska uses the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician Certification Examination for testing their EMTs for certification. The NREMT exams are two separate examinations. They are designed to test your knowledge and your skills. Once you pass the NREMT in Nebraska you can then apply to the state for your EMT license.

Click on the link here to see more details about the certification examination.


Step 5: Get Licensed and Registered as a Nebraska EMT

Once you pass the exams for certification you can then apply to the state for your EMT license (application fees apply). A background check will also be done by the Nebraska State Patrol (fees apply). After getting licensed you will also need to get on the national EMT registry within 30 days of getting certified. There is an $80 fee for applying for registry on the national registry. After you have done all 5 steps and received your license to work in Nebraska as an EMT, you all set for you future career success!

How much do EMTs make in NE?

The data below highlights all the salary and hourly pay information for EMTs in Nebraska.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IAHourly$13.07$18.14$29.70
Northeastern NebraskaHourly$12.64$17.33$25.84
Sioux City, IA-NE-SDHourly$12.22$16.63$34.84
Central NebraskaHourly$11.48$16.38$22.58
Western NebraskaHourly$9.35$15.73$20.03
Southeastern NebraskaHourly$10.20$15.28$21.10

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The Overall Job Outlook for EMTs in Nebraska

The 24% growth announced by shows that EMT work in Nebraska is in demand! That news is just awesome and should make all those thinking about entering allied health careers happy!

Approved EMT Training Courses in Nebraska

Below is the complete list of NE Department of Health and Human Services approved EMT training programs in Nebraska.

ALS Affiliates J. Scott Hartley Nebr. EMR
Westwood Plaza Email – #616 EMT Continuing Education
2819 S. 125th Ave. Suite 251 Website –
Omaha, NE 68144 Dr. James Faylor
Phone # – 402-292-8535 Refreshers
Fax # – 402-933-2411

American Red Cross Henry Schultz Nebr. EMR Continuing Education
220 Oak Creek Dr. Email – #215
PO Box 83267 Website –
Lincoln, NE 68501 Dr. Stephen Nagengast
Phone # – 402-441-6398
Fax # – 402-441-7016

Central Comm. College – Columbus Chris Fisher Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
4500 63rd Street Email – 2018 EMT Continuing Education
PO Box 1027 Website – #312
Columbus, NE 68602-1027 Dr. Mark Howeter
Phone # – 402-562-1451 Refreshers
Fax # – 402-562-1201

Central Comm. College – Grand Island Amy Marshall Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
3134 West Highway 34 Email – #411 EMT Continuing Education
PO Box 4903 Website – Associate’s Degree
Grand Island, NE 68802-4903 Dr. Michael McGahan CAAHEP Paramedic
Phone # – 308-398-7479 2021 Refreshers
Fax # – 308-398-7440

Central Comm. College – Hastings DeeAnne Janssen Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
550 S. Technical Blvd Email – #412 EMT Continuing Education
PO Box 1024 Website –
Hastings, NE 68902 Dr. Barry Bohlen
Phone # – 402-461-2487 Refreshers
Fax # – 402-461-2506

Central Comm. College – Lexington Dr. Kelly Christensen Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
1501 Plum Creek Parkway Email – #413 EMT Continuing Education
PO Box 827 Website –
Lexington, NE 68850-0827 Dr. Kerrey Buser
Phone # – 308-324-8482 Refreshers
Fax # – 308-324-8482

Creighton University Dr. Mike Miller Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
2500 California Plaza Old Gym/Vinardi
Center (mailing) Email – #113 EMT Continuing Education
24th & Burt Streets (physical) Website – AEMT Associate’s Degree
Omaha, NE 68178 Dr. Rick Walker CAAHEP Paramedic Bachelor’s Degree
Phone # – 402-280-1280 Dr. Eric Ernest, Assoc PMD 2021 Refreshers Master’s Degree

Emergency Provider Instruction Carol Gupton Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
PO Box 461146 Email – #120 EMT Continuing Education
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone # – 402-880-8203 Dr. Andrew Herd
Fax # – 888-349-5911 Refreshers

Good Samaritan Hospital Matt Walter Nebr. Bridge Courses
PO Box 1990 10 East 31st St. Email – #414 EMT Continuing Education
Kearney, NE 68848-1990 Website – www.gshs.orgdefault.cfm
Phone # -308-865-7513
Fax # – 308-865-2375 Dr. Cheryl Roth

McCook Comm. College Joy Molcyk Nebr. Bridge Courses
1205 East 3rd St. Email – #512 EMT Continuing Education
McCook, NE 69001 Website – Associate’s Degree
Phone # – 308-345-8160 Dr. Richard Klug CAAHEP Paramedic
Fax # – 308-345-8147 2022 Refreshers

Metropolitan Comm. College Peggy Dean Nebr. Bridge Courses
South Campus ITC Building Email – 2017 EMT Continuing Education
Box 3777 (27th & Q St.) Website – www.mccneb.eduems CAAHEP AEMT Associate’s Degree
Omaha, NE 68103-0777 Dr. Joseph Stothert Paramedic
Phone # – 531-622-4015 2020 Refreshers
Fax # – 402-403-3120

Mid-Plains Comm. College Alex McConnell Nebr. EMR
601 West State Farm Road – HASC #117 Email – #511 EMT Continuing Education
North Platte, NE 69101 Website –
Phone # -308-221-6419 Dr. Deborah Weaver
Fax # – 308-534-5767 Refreshers

Northeast Comm. College Carol Rodenborg Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
801 East Benjamin Ave. Email – #311 EMT Continuing Education
PO Box 469 Website – Associate’s Degree
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 CAAHEP Paramedic
Phone # – 402-844-7720 Dr. G. Thomas Surber 2021 Refreshers
Fax # – 402-844-7390

Occupational Health & Safety Svc. Earl Rudolph Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
15423 South 99th St. Email – #116 EMT Continuing Education
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone # – 402-339-1332 Dr. Theresa Hatcher

Omaha Fire Department Thomas Mancuso Nebr. EMR
1516 Jackson St. (11616 Rainwood Rd) #119 EMT Continuing Education
Omaha, NE 68102 Website – AEMT
Phone # – 402-444-5717 Dr. Paul Schenarts Paramedic
Fax # – 402-996-8046 Refreshers

Panhandle EMS Education Robin Darnall Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
1915 10th St Email – #623 EMT Continuing Education
PO Box 574 AEMT
Gering, NE 69341 Dr. Sheila Webb-Bowles
Phone # – 308-225-1177 Refreshers
Fax # – 308-783-1456

Southeast Comm. College – Cont Ed Cherri Fuehring Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
301 S 68th Place Email – 2017 Continuing Education
Lincoln, NE 68510 Website – #622
Phone # – 402-437-2506 Dr. Cindy Gubbels
Fax # – 402-437-2703 Refreshers EMS Instructor

Southeast Comm. College Ryan Batenhorst Nebr.
8800 O St. #212 EMT
Lincoln, NE 68520 Website – Associate’s Degree
Phone # – 402-437-2795 Dr. John Bonta CoAEMSP Paramedic
Fax # – 402-437-2882 2019

Union College-Int’l Rescue & Relief Kyle Kuehmichel Nebr.
3800 South 48th St. #314 EMT Continuing Education
Lincoln, NE 68506-4386 Website – www.ucollege.eduirr Associate’s Degree
Phone # – 402-486-2980 Dr. John Bonta Bachelor’s Degree

Western Nebraska Comm. College Graham Judd Nebr. EMR Bridge Courses
1601 East 27th St. Email – #615 EMT Continuing Education
Scottsbluff, NE 69361 Website – AEMT
Phone # – 308-635-6181 Dr. David Cornutt