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Employment - EMT Requirement

Washington State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification or proof of EMT course completion is required before a candidate can be hired.  Applicants may participate in the application and testing process prior to obtaining EMT certification. The Department offers enrollment in an EMT course to a limited number of candidates.

Candidates who hold out of state or National Registry EMT certifications must secure Washington State reciprocity.   View/Download the EMS Reciprocity Requirements for King County and Washington State (PDF).

The following organizations offer EMT courses:

King County Medic One 206-296-4693
North Seattle Community College 206-527-3790
Tacoma Community College 253-566-5163
Bates Technical College 253-680-7402
Pierce College at Fort Lewis 253-964-6567
Skagit Valley College 360-416-7783
Everett Community College 425-388-9591
Walla Walla Community College 509-527-4262
Spokane Community College 509-533-7005
Columbia Basin College (Pasco) 509-547-0511
Central Washington University (Ellensburg) 206-296-4693



Last Modified:   July 09, 2014

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