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Idaho EMTs don’t need to become affiliated until after they pass the NREMT exams, and before they apply for a state EMT license.


So it’s possible to get Nationally certified as an EMT and then ask your (future) employer for affiliation until you get licensed by Idaho.


Idaho EMT License Requirements

After completing an Idaho EMT training program and passing the NREMT exams you are eligible to obtain an Idaho EMT license. This license is required before an Idaho EMT can begin working with patients in the state of Idaho.


Candidates must complete an Initial Provider Application to apply for their state license.


The Idaho EMT license is a state certification and differs from the NREMT certification, which is a national level EMT certification.


Idaho EMT applicants can apply online or request a paper application at the Idaho Emergency Medical Services website.


Here is contact information for Idaho EMS regarding Provider Licensure.


EMSProvLic@dhw.idaho.gov e-mail

The paper application can be returned in person at:


2224 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83720


or mailed to:


Idaho EMS Bureau
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036


The following requirements must be met to get licensed as an EMT in Idaho:


• Complete an Idaho EMT course.

• Pass both National Registry of EMT exams.

• Pass a FBI level fingerprint based criminal history check.

• An Idaho EMT must secure affiliation with an Idaho licensed EMS agency.

• Complete the Initial Provider Application.

• Show proof of Identity with either a driver’s license, state identification card or military identification card.

• The Idaho EMT application will ask two questions about other state licensure/certifications. These questions are:

Have you ever applied for or held an EMS certificate or license in any other state?

Have you ever been denied or had revoked an EMS certificate or license in any other state?

If you answer yes to either question, you will need to complete an Idaho EMS License Verification Request form for each state in which you have ever applied for, been denied, had revoked or held an EMS certificate or license.

• An Idaho EMT can get licensed by the state at 16-17 years old with parental consent, but the NREMT exam requires candidates are 18 years old.


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Idaho EMT Scope of Practice

The Idaho EMS scope of practice is a set of EMS protocols that guide emergency medical response personnel in Idaho. It helps EMS manage prehospital situations and provide the correct emergency care and interventions for patients.


Each of the four levels of licensed EMS worker in Idaho has a unique scope of practice they must follow. This scope of practice indicates what skills, interventions and medications the emergency workers are allowed to perform.


The Idaho EMS scope of practice is established and overseen by the Idaho EMS Physician Commission.


Idaho EMR Scope of Practice

In Idaho an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) can perform the following:


  1. Insert an Oral Airway.
  2. Use a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) Device.
  3. Apply Cricoid Pressure. (Sellick Maneuver)
  4. Perform Finger Sweep.
  5. Open airway using Head-tilt chin-lift, Jaw-thrust and Modified Chin Lift.
  6. Perform Mouth-to-Barrier, Mouth-to-Mask, Mouth-to-Mouth, Mouth-to-Nose and Mouth-to-Stoma breathing.
  7. Manually Remove Obstructions.
  8. Apply Oxygen Therapy via Nasal Cannula or Non-rebreather Mask.
  9. Perform Upper Airway Suctioning.
  10. Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  11. Apply both Automated and Semi-Automated Defibrillation.
  12. Control Hemorrhage using Direct Pressure, Dressing, and Tourniquet.
  13. Apply Manual Cervical Spine Stabilization.
  14. Apply Manual Extremity Stabilization.
  15. Use of Auto-Injector for medication administration.
  16. Assist with Childbirth – Normal Delivery.
  17. Take a manual Blood Pressure.
  18. Perform an emergency move for endangered patient.
  19. Perform Eye Irrigation.
  20. Administer Nerve Agent Antidote kit to self and peers using auto-injector. (Atropine sulfate & 2-Pralidoxime chloride auto-injector)
  21. Use of Oxygen therapy.


Idaho EMT Scope of Practice

An Idaho EMT can do everything listed above for an EMR along with the following procedures.


  1. Insert a Nasal Airway.
  2. Give Positive Pressure Ventilations using a Manually Triggered Flow Restricted Demand Valve.
  3. Perform modified jaw-thrust for trauma patients.
  4. Use of Humidifiers with Oxygen Therapy.
  5. Apply Oxygen therapy with Simple face mask, Venturi mask and Partial Rebreather mask.
  6. Use of Pulse Oximetry.
  7. Use of Automated Transport Ventilators (ATV) for non-intubated patients.
  8. Use Mechanical CPR Device.
  9. Apply a Cervical Collar.
  10. Use of Long Board for Spinal Immobilization.
  11. Use of Seated Patient for Spinal Immobilization. (KED, etc.)
  12. Apply Manual Extremity Splinting.
  13. Apply Extremity Splinting using Traction.
  14. Apply MAST or PASG for pelvic immobilization only.
  15. Can assist patient with prescribed medications.
  16. Assisted Childbirth – Complicated Delivery.
  17. Take an automated Blood Pressure.
  18. Apply Mechanical Patient Restraints.
  19. Perform Rapid Extrication.


EMT Routes of Medication Administration

Aerosolized using Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI)
Nebulized (SVN)


EMT Medications

  1. Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin) for cardiac chest pain.
  2. Activated Charcoal
  3. Epinephrine 
  4. Oral Glucose
  5. Nerve Agent Antidote Kit (Atropine sulfate & 2-Pralidoxime chloride auto-injector)
  6. Sublingual Nitroglycerin


Idaho AEMT Scope of Practice

An Idaho AEMT can do everything listed above for an EMR and an EMT along with the following procedures.


  1. Use of Advanced Airway devices not intended to be inserted into trachea.
  2. Perform Tracheobronchial suctioning via advanced airway.
  3. Infusion of non-medicated IV Fluids.
  4. Initiate Peripheral IV including External Jugular.
  5. Perform Automated Blood Glucose Monitoring.
  6. Obtain Venous Blood Sampling.


AEMT Routes of Medication Administration

Inhaled: Patient Administered
Intramuscular (IM)
Pediatric and Adult Intraosseous 

IV Push: Naloxone D50


AEMT Medications

  1. Dextrose 50%
  2. Concentrated Dextrose Solutions
  3. Glucagon
  4. Inhaled Beta Agonist (MDI & SVN)
  5. Naloxone (Narcan)
  6. Sublingual Nitroglycerin
  7. Nitrous Oxide (Nitronox)
  8. Vaccinations: For Public Health District if trained in IM administration.


Idaho Paramedic Scope of Practice

An Idaho Paramedic can perform all the skills of an EMT and AEMT listed above, along with the following procedures.


  1. Remove Foreign Body Airway Obstruction by Direct Laryngoscopy.
  2. Use of Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure. (BiPAP)
  3. Initiate and perform Needle Chest Decompression.
  4. Monitor and manage Chest Tubes.
  5. Apply Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. (CPAP)
  6. Perform Percutaneous (Needle) Cricothyrotomy.
  7. Use of Capnometry/ End Tidal C02 Monitoring.
  8. Perform both NG and OG Tube Gastric Decompression.
  9. Perform Digital Intubation.
  10. Perform Medication Assisted (non-paralytic) Intubation.
  11. Perform Orotracheal and Nasotracheal Intubation.
  12. Use of therapeutic PEEP (>6cm H2O pressure).
  13. Maintain Automated Transport Ventilators. (ATV)
  14. Perform 12-lead EKG data acquisition.
  15. Perform 12-lead EKG interpretation.
  16. Perform 3-lead EKG rhythm interpretation.
  17. Perform manual Defibrillation, Transcutaneous Pacing and Cardioversion.
  18. Perform Carotid Massage.
  19. Monitor and Maintain Central Lines.
  20. Administer Over-the-Counter Medications. (OTC)
  21. Obtain Blood Chemistry Analysis.
  22. Perform Morgan Lens Eye Irrigation.
  23. Obtain Venous Blood Sampling.


Paramedic Routes of Medication Administration

Endotracheal Tube (ET)
IV Infusion
IV Piggyback
IV Push
Accessing Implanted Central IV Port


Idaho Paramedic Medications

  1. Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
  2. Antihistamines
  3. Lidocaine: For IO fluid administration
  4. Maintenance of Blood Infusions
  5. Chempack patient use: Emergency stockpile release only (Atropine sulfate & 2-Pralidoxime chloride auto-injector)
  6. Medical Director approved medications
  7. Nitroglycerin Paste
  8. Prepare and administer Thrombolytic Therapy


Idaho Approved EMS Programs

Here is a list of Idaho approved EMT training programs for EMS professionals.


College of Western Idaho-Center for Workforce Development
24078 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa ID 83651
Whitney Hunter (wd@cwidaho.cc)
(208) 562-2700
EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic Programs


College of Southern Idaho EMS Program
397 North College Road, Twin Falls ID 83303
Program Director: Kirk E. Mittelman, M.Ed., NRP (kmittelman@csi.edu)
(208) 732-6709
EMR, EMT and Paramedic Programs


College of Eastern Idaho Workforce Training Program
1600 S. 25th East, Idaho Falls ID 83404
Dean Ellis (dean.ellis@my.eitc.edu)
(208) 524-3000
EMT Program


Emergency Medicine Academy
6055 Corporal Lane, Boise ID 83704
Justin Raney (info@emergencyacademy.com)
(208) 996-9248
EMR, EMT and Advanced EMT Programs


EMT & Fire Training Inc.
209 Shady Pines Loop, Priest River ID 83856
Scott Reasor (courses@emtfiretraining.com)
(888) 783-8495
EMT and Advanced EMT Programs


Idaho Center of Emergency Training (ICEMT)
2107 Industrial Road, Nampa ID 83686
Admin Director: Collin Garner (studentservices@icemt.net)
(208) 463-7880
EMT and Advanced EMT Programs


Idaho State University/College of Technology
921 South 8th Stop 8380, Pocatello ID 83209
Cheryl DenHartog (denhcher@isu.edu)
(208) 282-3372
EMT Program


Idaho State University/Division Of Health Sciences
1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian ID 83642
Contact – Ellen Jones (joneelle@isu.edu)
(208) 373-1760


North Idaho College Workforce Training Center
525 W. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls ID 83854
Coordinator: Dotty Heberer, CAN (dmheberer@nic.edu)
(208) 665-5448
EMT Program


Lewis-Clark State College Workforce Training
1920 3rd Avenue North, Lewiston ID 83501
Patty Bowles (pdbowles@lcsc.edu)
(208) 792-2388
EMR, EMT and Paramedic Programs



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