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Total Nationally Certified EMS Personnel
EMR
9,604
EMT
266,000
AEMT
15,548
Paramedic
102,272
Total
393,424

Nationally Certified EMS Providers
By Level and Percent


First Exam Attempt
National Pass Rates


25-30 Million

EMS treats 25-30 million patients per year in the United States with annual expenditures of about $5 billion.1

75%

75% of nationally certified EMS professionals in the United States are male, 85% are of non-minority status and 45% have a college degree or higher.3

90%

Over 90% of nationally certified EMS professionals said that they had access to at least one Helicopter EMS (HEMS) service, while slightly fewer said that they had the authority to request HEMS (86%).2

6%

About 6% of nationally certified EMS professionals were classified as stressed on the DASS-21 scale, which was lower than the average for other health care professionals including nurses, physicians and medical students.3

REFERENCES
1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. National EMS Research Agenda. December 31, 2001.
2 Crowe RC, Levine R, Bentley MB. An Assessment of Prehospital Helicopter EMS Access and Training. Poster Presentation at Texas State EMS Conference. November 2014.
3 Bentley MA, Crawford JM, Wilkins JR et al. An Assessment of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Nationally Certified EMS Professionals. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013, 17:330-338.

Use of Data

The data provided on this page is also available in a variety of National Registry publications, including Annual Reports or in manuscripts released by the National Registry's Research Team . Unless otherwise specified, the data was last updated on February 5, 2018.

Suggested APA Citation: The National Registry Data Dashboard. (2017, April 13). In The National Registry. Retrieved , from www.nremt.org/rwd/public/data/maps

Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
First Responder/EMR 8,887 2,572 3,748 69% 3,625 98%
Basic/EMT 234,897 56,708 77,218 72% 85,468 98%
AEMT 84 63 140 59% 293 96%
Paramedic/NRP 81,446 10,918 13,474 76% 13,250 94%
Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
First Responder/EMR 8,684 2,695 3,844 70% 3,921 99%
Basic/EMT 231,874 53,705 71,973 73% 81,598 99%
AEMT 1,409 1,330 2,141 65% 2,301 95%
Paramedic/NRP 85,508 11,056 13,890 76% 13,629 94%
Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
First Responder/EMR 8,898 3,036 4,180 73% 4,325 99%
Basic/EMT 233,155 57,281 76,369 74% 89,624 99%
AEMT 4,343 3,147 4,829 67% 4,109 95%
Paramedic/NRP 88,779 11,027 13,590 77% 13,029 94%
Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
First Responder/EMR 9,118 3,089 4,401 71% 4,603 99%
Basic/EMT 237,835 58,303 79,796 72% 92,619 99%
AEMT 7,370 3,744 5,744 66% 4,697 94%
Paramedic/NRP 92,379 10,816 13,058 78% 12,475 94%
Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
First Responder/EMR 10,099 3,350 4,945 68% 5,110 99%
Basic/EMT 242,491 59,557 83,413 71% 97,600 99%
AEMT 9,964 4,228 6,520 65% 5,485 95%
Paramedic/NRP 95,281 10,528 12,579 79% 12,151 95%
Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
First Responder/EMR 10,678 3,539 5,403 67% 5,871 99%
Basic/EMT 253,436 64,675 87,884 73% 101,142 99%
AEMT 12,322 4,448 6,824 64% 5,703 95%
Paramedic/NRP 97,627 10,726 13,447 76% 12,831 96%
Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
First Responder/EMR 10,194 3,496 5,080 69% 5,061 99%
Basic/EMT 266,472 65,386 88,008 74% 95,526 99%
AEMT 14,154 4,268 6,718 64% 5,944 95%
Paramedic/NRP 100,989 10,856 13,067 80% 12,046 94%
Registration Level Total Number Certified Number 1st Time Certified Candidates Tested (Cognitive) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Cognitive) Candidates Tested (Psychomotor) Percentage of Candidates Passing (Psychomotor)
Data is not yet available for 2018.