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I've had my NREMT cert for almost two years. For personal reasons I was not able to work as an EMT when I got out of school. I am planning to renew my certification and follow my original goal of working in EMS. I am concerned about the gap however, and how it will affect my chances of employment as an EMT. Looking for input or advice.
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Tom
 

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I've had my NREMT cert for almost two years. For personal reasons I was not able to work as an EMT when I got out of school. I am planning to renew my certification and follow my original goal of working in EMS. I am concerned about the gap however, and how it will affect my chances of employment as an EMT. Looking for input or advice.
Thanks,
Tom
I had my cert for a couple of years before getting a job.

The gap wasn't the biggest barrier, it was my lack of experience and loss of knowledge/skills.

I'd start applying and see what happens.
 
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I had my cert for a couple of years before getting a job.

The gap wasn't the biggest barrier, it was my lack of experience and loss of knowledge/skills.

I'd start applying and see what happens.
Thanks for the reply. Yeah when I talk about the gap that's what I mean. Figured they might be hesitant to hire someone that isn't fresh in the skills area. I appreciate your input.
 

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I have never had an interviewer ask me when my card was first issued. As long as it's valid, that's all they care about.

The question is, can you do the job as expected of you? meaning, if they give you a patient assessment practical, can you do it? if they give you an EMT type written exam, will you pass it? if the answer to both questions is yes, then don't worry about it. just apply and see who interviews you.
 
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Averios

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I have never had an interviewer ask me when my card was first issued. As long as it's valid, that's all they care about.

The question is, can you do the job as expected of you? meaning, if they give you a patient assessment practical, can you do it? if they give you an EMT type written exam, will you pass it? if the answer to both questions is yes, then don't worry about it. just apply and see who interviews you.
Thanks for the input. I plan on brushing up on everything before I dive in.
 

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