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    does anyone know the minimum age u have to be to get certified EMT-B in illinois. i think it is 16 at the time u take the test but im not sure. i want to be certified so i dont have to cram certifications later. thanks for ur any help u can give me.
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    call your state dept. of health. here in new jersey it is 16 by the start of the class

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    thanks for ur help sfdjrnj. there is a hosiptal around here that is going to have one i will have to call them maybe
    wont be able to take the class because i wont even be 16 when the class is over
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    I am not sure about the state level, but our EMS system requires 18 to start the class.

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    ne one habve ne idea a bout pa how ould you have to be ???
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    in illinois it is 18 at the state level?
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    Bakdrft1314,

    I live in southeastern PA. You must be 16 when you take your exams. When you're 16 and 17, you are only a third man on the crew. Once you're 18, you're like everyone else.

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    Every Class that I've seen offered in Illinois requires you to have a high school diploma, so you probally have 18.

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    thaks Kiernan great info
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    In Connecticut (which uses national registry) it is 16. But most ambulance companies want you to be 18 before they'll employ you.

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    I took the EMT-B class here in Maine this past spring as a senior in high school. I was part of a pilot program offered through the high school. Although the class is great, the knowledge is great, and the experience is great, I would not recommend you to take it if you are still in high school. Unless maybe you are 18 or 19. This field as well as firefighting requires an incredible amount of maturity which unfortunately not everyone has. And no, I am not saying you are immature because i do not know you, I am speaking in general. But I would not recommend someone to take the course if they are under 18 especially someone who is only 15. I'm sorry but if I need help, I don't want a 15 or 16 year old coming as the 'emergency healthcare professional'. I mean it is hard enough for me being 18 breaking into the EMS field.
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    For national cert you have to be 16 or older, so your state should be the same.
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    Who would I contact to find out about my EMT -B cert in my state,i live in tennessee

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    Default Contact The Department of Health.

    You can contact DOH or DOT. Ask any of your local EMT's for the #. If your to young for EMT, you may wan't to try certified first responder. It is like EMT with some similarities. I took it in the Boy Scouts.
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    Smile Hi ff_woo

    ff_woo you're from post 104 right? Well me too. And to answer your question you can take the class now, but you won't be certified until you take the test at 18

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    sorry, it should have been what is your post number

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    no im not from post 104 or any post from that matter. i am a jr. which isnt with the bsa.
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    Default Minimum Age For EMT-B Certification in Ohio

    Ohio requires that a person be a high school graduate before taking the National Registry exam for their EMT-Basic. Some vocational school permit seniors to take the class and test after they are 18. However, in most cases, you have to be 18 and have a high school diploma or GED before enrolling in the class.

    Ohio has similar requirements for obtaining any firefighting certifications.
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    Hey, thanks for the reply. In PA you have to be 16 when you take your exams, but you can take the class before and turn 16 during.

    I'll be taking the class in January. Look out everyone who said they wouldn't want a 16 year old to work on their squad. :-)

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