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Challenge/Refresh EMT-Basic

Discussion in 'Pre-Hospital [ EMS ]' started by fledgelingemt, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. fledgelingemt

    fledgelingemt New Member

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    I just finished an EMT-Basic course in Canada and am currently in New York. I'm having a lot of trouble getting my state certificate since I wasn't ever issued a number and the course wasn't state-approved, but we used the Brady textbook and went well beyond the standard curriculum. I was wondering if anybody knew anything about challenging a state/national registry without a state EMT certificate or if I can take a refresher course and pay my dues that way.
     
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  3. carn311

    carn311 Dead tired.
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    As far as I know anyone can sit for the refresher. I would get in touch with your county EMS organization that is sponsering the refresher. This may be a regional not a state requirement.
     
  4. fiznat

    fiznat Senior Member
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    I bet youre going to have to re-take the test (both written and practical). Thats what I had to do, transferring my licence from MA to CT-- I imagine it'd be the same switching it from out of country.

    OEMSs (office of emergency medical services) are notoriously slow, just be patient and keep bugging them-- I'm sure you'll find a way to make it happen.
     

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