People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of Paramedics. Paramedics provide the most extensive pre-hospital care. Paramedics may administer drugs orally or intravenously, interpret electro cardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.

At the Paramedic level, the caregiver receives additional training in body function and learns more advanced skills than an EMT. Education for a Paramedic requires the individual to graduate from a KBEMS approved TEI and successfully pass the National Registry EMT Examination to become a certified EMT/Paramedic. Extensive coursework, clinical and field experience is required.

In order to become a Licensed Paramedic in the state of Kentucky, you will need to apply under one of the following application types:

PromotionParamedic Initial License (from a Kentucky Approved Course)

PromotionParamedic License Reciprocity

PromotionParamedic License Reinstatement

PromotionParamedic License Renewal

PromotionParamedic Temporary License

PromotionParamedic Critical Care Endorsement


Course Information

The EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum represents the minimum required information to be presented within a course leading to certification as a Paramedic. It is recognized that there are additional specific education that will be required of Paramedics who operate in the field, i.e. ambulance driving, 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 instruction for these training requirements. This curriculum is intended to prepare a medically competent Paramedic to operate in the field. Enrichment programs and continuing education will help fulfill other specific needs for the Paramedic s education.