Advanced EMT

The major focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care to those patients who are in need of more care than can be offered by the EMT Basic. AEMTs function as part of a holistic EMS response and operate under medical oversight. They perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.

In order to become a Licensed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) in the state of Kentucky, you will need to apply under one of the following application types:

Promotion AEMT Initial Certification (from KY approved course)

Promotion AEMT Recertification

Promotion AEMT Reciprocity Certification

Promotion AEMT Reinstatement of Certification

Course Information

The National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards outline contains the minimal terminal objectives for entry-level EMS personnel and the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines provide the instructional guidance utilizing competency based outcomes instead of specific subject time of instruction requirements.  It is recognized that there is additional specific education that will be required of AEMT’s who operate in the field, i.e. ambulance driver training, heavy and light rescue, basic extrication, special needs, and so on. It is also recognized that this information might differ from locality to locality, and that each training program, or system should identify and provide special training requirements. This curriculum is intended to prepare a medically competent AEMT to operate in the field. Enrichment programs and continuing education will help fulfill other specific needs for the AEMT’s education.  Kentucky specific supplemental curriculum for AEMT’s can be found on the KBEMS Forms page under Advanced EMT (AEMT).