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All regulations and guidelines laid out by the Oregon Health Authority effect all EMTs and EMT training in Oregon. If you go through each one of our 5 steps, you will get straight on the pathway to finishing your entry in to the growing healthcare career in Oregon.

Gain Entry to Approved EMT Training in Oregon Now


How to Become an Emergency Medical Tech in Oregon

Follow the 5 steps listed below and you will see your way through the whole process to get registered and certified as an EMT in Oregon.

Step 1: Be at Least 18 and Have HS Diploma or G.E.D.

You cannot start your EMT training in Oregon without having your high school diploma or equivalent and being at least 18 years of age.

Step 2: Complete Emergency Medical Technician Classes in OR

The Oregon Health Authority has mandated certification and approved training for all EMT candidates in the state. That being said, picking the right approved program for you is probably the single most important decision you can make. We strive to make that much easier by listing all the approved EMT programs in Oregon for you below.


Oregon Health Authority Approved EMT Programs

All EMT schools in Oregon listed below are approved by the Oregon Health Authority.

Blue Mt. Community College
Phone # – 541-278-5786
Fax # – 541-278-5173
P.O. Box 100
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate
​Stephen Brost, EMS Coordinator
Email –
Eastern Oregon

Central Oregon Community College
Phone # – 541-383-7287
Fax # – 541-383-7509
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic
​David Schappe, Paramedicine Program Director
Natural and Industrial Resources, EMT Programs
Email –
Phone # – 541-383-7751
Central Oregon

​Chemeketa Community College
Phone # – 503-399-2339
Fax # – 503-588-6438
4000 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, OR 97303
EMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic
​Marshall Roache, Administrator
Email –
Willamette Valley

Clackamas Community College
Phone # – 503-594-6025
Fax # – 503-594-0720
7738 SE Harmony Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97222
EMT, EMT-Intermediate
​Tana Sawzak, Program Director
Email –
Portland MSA

​Clatsop Community College
Phone # – 503-338-7650
Fax # – 503-325-9777
6550 Liberty Lane
Astoria, OR 97103
EMT, EMT-Intermediate
​Kristen Wilkin, Dean
Fire Science Faculty
Email –
Phone # -503-338-7696
Oregon Coast

College of Emergency Services
Phone # – 971-236-9231
Fax # – 503-644-1672
11731 Stevens Rd
Happy Valley, OR 97086
​Bill Thrasher
Email –
Portland MSA

Columbia Gorge Community College
Phone # – 541-308-8211
Indian Creek Campus
1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031
The Dalles Campus
400 E Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058
EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate
Angela Jones, Administrative Assistant
Email –
Phone # – 541-506-6141
Tessie Adams, Lead EMS Faculty
Email –
Columbia Gorge

​Klamath Community College
Phone # – 541-880-2240
Fax # – 541-885-7758
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls OR 97603
EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate
​Kasey Himes
Email –
Phone # – 541-880-2268
Southern Oregon

Lane Community College
Phone # – 541 463-5617
Fax # – 541 463-4151
4000 E 30th
Eugene, OR 97405
EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic
Grant Matthews, Dean of Health Professions
Email –
Phone # – 541-463-6180
Cory Miner, Program Coordinator
Email –
Phone # – 541-463-5183, 541-521-4377
Willamette Valley

Mt. Hood Community College
Phone # – 503-975-2026
Fax # – 503-492-6047
26000 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
​Michelle Claassen, Allied Health Department
Email –
Portland MSA

​Oregon Coast Community College
Phone # – 541-867-5124
Fax # – 541-574-7107
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97365
Linda Mollino, CTE Director
Email –​
Phone # – 541-867-8548
Oregon Coast

Phone # – 503-821-1146
27500 SW Parkway
Wilsonville OR 97070
EMT, Paramedic
​Jamie Kennel, Program Director
Debra Disko, Program Representative
Email –
Portland MSA

Portland Community College – Cascade Campus
Phone # – 971-722-5383
Fax # – 503-978-5535
Public Service Bldg, Rm 132
909 N. Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97217
EMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic
​Janeen Hull, Dean
Email –
Phone # – 971-722-5383
Mark Hornshuh, Program Specialist
Phone # – 971-722-5570
Portland MSA

​Rogue Community College
Phone # – 541-245-7965
Fax # – 541-774-4230
7800 Pacific Ave
White City, OR 97503
EMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic
​Gary Heigel, Course Director
Email –
Phone # -541-245-7967
Cindy Harbolt, Administrative Assistant
Email –
Phone # -541-245-7965
Southern Oregon

​Southwestern Oregon Community College
Phone # – 541-888-7432
Fax # – 541-888-7491
1988 Newmark
Coos Bay, OR 97420
EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic, EMR
​Julie Ryan, Program Director
Email –
Phone # – 541-888-1554
Mary Koski, Administrative Assistant
Email –
Phone # – 541-888-7432
Oregon Coast

​Tillamook Bay Community College
Phone # – 503-842-8222 (ext.1133)
Toll Free Phone # – 1-888-306-8222
Fax # – 503-842-2214
2510 First St.
Tillamook, OR 97141
EMT, EMT-Intermediate
​Ann Hovey, Chief Academic Officer
Email –
Phone # – 503-842-8222 (ext.1030)
Oregon Coast

​Treasure Valley Community College
Phone # – 541-881-5511
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914
EMT, EMT-Intermediate
​Sheryl Romans, Program Coordinator
Email –
Eastern Oregon

​Umpqua Community College
Phone # – 541-440-7680
Fax # – 541-440-4653
PO Box 967 Roseburg, OR 97470
EMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic
​Roger Kennedy, Course Director
Email –
Southern Oregon

Step 3: Become CPR-BLS certified

All EMT candidates have to have a current CPR for healthcare providers certification. Many Oregon EMT programs have CPR training in their course syllabus but if your chosen training does not, make sure to get CPR certified at an approved outside agency like the Red Cross.

Step 4: Pass the National Registry EMT Exams

The Emergency Medical Technicians certification exam is offered in two halves: the National Registry Cognitive (knowledge) and Psychomotor (skills) assessments. The knowledge portion is generally completed online and the skills demonstration is completed on-site and in-person. Below you will find a more detailed review of the two portions of the assessment. There are fees for each time you take one of the exams.

Click here for more details about the EMT examinations.

Step 5: Become registered on the National EMT Registry

Registration with the National EMT Registry and applying to the state of Oregon for your EMT license to work are the last steps in becoming an Oregon EMT. There are small fees associated with both application processes.

Emergency Medical Technician Pay in Oregon

The average pay for EMTs in Oregon is $18.45 per hour and $38,370 per year. The table below shows all of the salary and hourly pay information for EMTs in Oregon.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WAHourly$13.73$23.65$41.42
Eugene-Springfield, ORHourly$13.28$20.04$33.88
Coastal OregonHourly$13.37$19.50$30.59
Bend, ORHourly$13.33$17.93$23.92
Eastern OregonHourly$14.50$17.78$23.09
Southern OregonHourly$10.53$16.74$29.22
Albany, ORHourly$10.48$13.69$36.80
Linn CountyHourly$10.07$12.51$24.10
Salem, ORHourly$10.01$11.62$23.09

The Job Outlook for EMTs and Paramedics in Oregon

Oregon is seeing a robust 19% growth in new EMT and Paramedic jobs around the state according to