States that do not recognize NREMT

Amelia

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i just got back from WY where my parent live. I have wanted to volunteer for Cheyenne Frontier Days- but WY is one if the few states that doesnt recognize the NREMT. Well a couple days ago I fot to talking to some EMTs and they said that in a couple months they will start recognizing it. So now I have to figure out how to get on for next year. But it still baffles me how some states just dont care about the NREMT.
 

COmedic17

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It's not that they don't care about it.

Just some states prefer to have their own standerdized tests that are more pertinent to their own protocols and common medical occurances.
 

GirevikMedic

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Cali is somewhat like that. National Reg is pretty much only a thing for initial licensure. Past that with subsequent renewals and basically anytime else CA could care less. Also, CA recognizes only EMT (at the basic level) and Paramedic - no in between, no AEMT or anything of the sort. About the closest you'll get is some BLS services (FD 1st responders) that can use a pulse ox and maybe check a BG. At least in my neck of the woods that's as much as I've seen or heard.
 

Tigger

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The NREMT is a for profit entity that provides a test. While I wish we had a nationwide EMS certification, if the states think they can make money of EMS testing that's worth the headache, I suppose I understand a bit.
 
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