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National Registry Certification

National Registry (NREMT) Certification for Paramedics

All students who successfully complete the Paramedic Program will be eligible to take the National Registry certification examination.  Successfully passing this exam is one of the first steps to gaining EMT-Paramedic licensure in the State of New Mexico.

National Registry (NREMT) Certification for EMT-B and EMT-I

The CNM EMS Program is getting an increasing number of students who want to take either the EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate NREMT certification examination.  Here is the information needed to proceed on requesting NREMT certification examination at the EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate level:

  • Students must complete their respective course (either EMT-B or EMT-I) and take the State of New Mexico licensure examination.

  • Students must have successfully passed their state written and practical examination in order to apply for the National Registry certification examination.

  • Once a student has passed the State of NM licensure examination, they have a 3 month window to apply for the National Registry certification examination and then are only required to take the written portion of the examination.

  • If the student is in the 3 month window, they can take the written exam portion of the exam at an Pearson View testing center.  There is one located in Albuquerque.

  • Students must apply for certification to the National Registry directly (instructors are not allowed to apply on behalf of the student).

  • The National Registry will ask for verification of the classroom portion of their class and verification of the practical portion of their class.

  • Verification is done by Program Director of the school in which they took their course.  If the student took the course at CNM, the EMS Program Director can verify the classroom and skills portion ( see the Faculty Directory ).  To do the verification, the EMS Program Director will need the student's CNM ID number, semester taken, and instructor name(s) for grade verification purposes.

  • Also please note, the National Registry does not notify the EMS Program Director that a student is awaiting classroom verification.  Students must notify the EMS Program Director by e-mail with a request for verification.

Click here to go the National Registry of EMTs website.