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All requirements and standards for EMT training in North Dakota come from the North Dakota Department of Health. It is a state wide mandate to complete approved training in order to get your EMT certification in North Dakota. We will go through each and every step on the pathway to licensing for this wonderful healthcare career in the state of North Dakota.

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What is the Process to Become an EMT in North Dakota?

All you have to do is meet any entrance requirements, pass approved training and pass the certification tests to become a EMT in North Dakota. We go through each step in detail below.

Step 1: Graduate from a ND EMT training course

All candidates to become an EMT in North Dakota must first graduate from a ND Department of Health approved EMT course. After completing the training, you can then sign up for taking of the certification examination offered in North Dakota, which is the NREMT. Here is a link to the calendar of approved training courses from the ND Department of Health.

Step 2: Become or Already be CPR Certified

CPR certification is often included in the training curriculum in North Dakota EMT programs. If your training does not have it included, you will then have to get a certificate at an agency like the Red Cross.

Step 3: Pass the National Registry EMT Exam

North Dakota makes their EMT students take the NREMT certification tests and they must pass both of their exams to become certified as an EMT in ND. PearsonVue is the testing provider used in North Dakota and you will have to go to their testing centers to take the NREMT.

Here is a link to a detailed breakdown of the EMT exams.

Step 5: Have Your Name Added to EMT Registry

Within 30 days after getting certified, you will have contact the National Registry for EMTs to get your name added to the registry. It costs $80 and and takes a few days to process.

Emergency Medical Technician Salary in North Dakota

The median income, as well as extra local numbers for North Dakota, is detailed in the following table. All the data comes from the bls.gov database.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Yearly$21,880$33,380$56,990
North DakotaHourly$8.24$14.15$26.88
Yearly$17,140$29,440$55,920
Grand Forks, ND-MNHourly$9.67$20.27$27.74
Yearly$20,110$42,160$57,700
Far Western North DakotaHourly$9.81$16.15$29.79
Yearly$20,400$33,590$61,960
East Central North DakotaHourly$8.32$15.45$24.17
Yearly$17,310$32,140$50,280
Bismarck, NDHourly$8.13$13.79$28.51
Yearly$16,910$28,680$59,310
West Central North DakotaHourly$7.96$12.92$26.96
Yearly$16,560$26,880$56,070
Far Eastern North DakotaHourly$9.85$11.83$26.63
Yearly$20,480$24,600$55,400
Fargo, ND-MNHourly$7.79$9.36$23.64
Yearly$16,210$19,460$49,160

Source – bls.gov

Job outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians in North Dakota

The medical field is experiencing historic growth in North Dakota. This phenomenon is true for EMTs and Paramedics with the bls.gov showing a 30% surge in new EMT jobs across the state of North Dakota.