Where can I train to be a paramedic?

Paramedic training programs are typically offered at community colleges, vocational schools, universities, and through some hospitals. These programs can vary in length and curriculum, but most take around 1-2 years to complete. Additionally, most states require paramedics to be licensed, and the certification process often involves passing both a written exam and a practical skills test. You can check for the specific program and certification requirement in your area.

In South Africa, paramedic training is typically offered through private institutions that are accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). These institutions often offer certificate, diploma, and degree programs in emergency medical care. Some of the private institutions that offer paramedic training in South Africa include:

  • College of Emergency Care
  • Netcare Education
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy
  • Mediclinic Training Academy
  • Medicross Education Centre

It’s important to ensure that the program you choose is accredited by the HPCSA, as this is a requirement for registration as a paramedic in South Africa. You can also check with the HPCSA for a list of accredited training providers.

You can also check for specific program and certification requirement with local Paramedic union or association in your area, or with Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well.

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