Nj emt or ny emt

DrParasite

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if you get your NY EMT, you can work in NJ (with a NY patch). if you get a NJ you can work in NY (but you need to apply for reciprocity to get a NY card)
 

NJEMT95

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if you get your NY EMT, you can work in NJ (with a NY patch). if you get a NJ you can work in NY (but you need to apply for reciprocity to get a NY card)

This was changed recently (maybe 2012). To work in NJ, you are now required to have the NJ card. Regardless, reciprocity between NY & NJ is one of the easier ones to handle.
 

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Get both.
 

TransportJockey

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Both are required to meet or exceed the DOT standards. So it'll all depend on which program you go through
 

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They are both easy. Easier is subjective. I took the NY one and easily passed. NJ is just as easy.
 

LACoGurneyjockey

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Why such concern with which is easier. The easy way is not necessarily what will serve you best, and laziness will certainly hold you back in this field. Reading the above posts, sounds to me like getting both would be your best bet. If you're having trouble passing the *minimum* competency tests for each state respectively, it may be a good time to rethink your pursuit of a career in EMS.
 

ZombieEMT

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This was changed recently (maybe 2012). To work in NJ, you are now required to have the NJ card. Regardless, reciprocity between NY & NJ is one of the easier ones to handle.

Actually not true. NREMT and certain out of state certs are still currently accepted at face value.
 

alarmsactivated

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Why such concern with which is easier. The easy way is not necessarily what will serve you best, and laziness will certainly hold you back in this field.

This.

It isn't the right field to take the easy way out. You might be lucky and deal with mostly stable patients, but every time you have a critical pt, you'll be glad you didn't take the easy way out. I've worked with basics who went out of their way to take "easy classes with easy instructors" and they did themselves and their patients a disservice.
 

EMT4EVA

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I've heard that NJ is easier, but I suppose it's all just a matter of opinion. Of course, easier isn't always better. :)
 
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