RN to EMT Transition


Over the years, several RNs have used our program to add an EMT license to their healthcare qualifications. RNs licensed in Minnesota can become EMT licensed by taking the EMT challenge.

In order to do this, the RN can take the NCCR (20 hour) component of the NCCP EMT Recertification course (and associated materials including NIMS and HazMat), have current BLS certification, and pass the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam, then take the NREMT cognitive exam.

Here is the checklist from the NREMT for the RN to EMT challenge:

  • Pre-requisites: Must have a valid and current registered nursing credential.
  • Entry Requirements: Must meet current NREMT entry requirements.
  • Complete an NREMT EMT initial application.
  • Complete an EMT initial application online with your state EMS board.
  • Complete the NCCR refresher course and associated materials, including BLS Provider certification.
  • Pass the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam.
  • Cognitive Examination: Scheduled through the NREMT (cost is $80) and taken at a Pearson Vue Professional Center or Pearson Vue Select Center.

When you're ready to begin, use our online registration form and select "RN to EMT Course"!