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Paramedic Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the paramedic program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Paramedic Application Process

Step One: Application

Step Two: Documents

Submit the following documents:

Step Three: Written and Practical Examinations

Applicants will demonstrate competence as an Emergency Medical Technician (Basic). Applicants must pass the equivalent of an Emergency Medical Technician final exam to demonstrate mastery of cognitive objectives. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate competence in practical skills performed at the Emergency Medical Technician level.

Applicants submitting completed applications will be contacted and scheduled for a written and practical examination. Applicants are encouraged to review the practical examination check sheets found on the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians website ( prior to sitting for the examinations.

Step Four: Interview

Applicants satisfactorily completing written and practical examinations will be contacted and scheduled for an interview with program faculty. Upon conditional acceptance to the program, applicant will be required to complete the department approved background check and submit to department approved drug and alcohol screening.

* RSMo 660.317.6 prohibits a hospital from knowingly allowing those guilty of Class A or B felonies as defined by state law to give care to clients in their agency. Students of the Department of EMS are assigned to do clinical practice in cooperating hospitals and because they will be in contact with patients, they must meet these requirements. A criminal record check is required for admission to the Department of Emergency Medical Service programs. Students who have been found guilty of Class A or B felonies will be ineligible to enter the Emergency Medical Service programs.