There are six levels of EMTs and paramedics in Alaska. There are training programs all over the state, which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers.
The first level is the ETT, or emergency trauma technician, which requires forty hours of training. Next is the EMT I, which is one hundred and twenty hours along with CPR training. EMT II is fifty more hours, and one must be sponsored by a physician to complete this level. Defibrillation is also an option, and ten hours of EMT I are also required. EMT III is fifty more hours, ten patients, ten venipunctures and again, must be in cooperation with a licensed physician. The last level is the Paramedic, or mobile intensive care paramedic (MICP).
In order to qualify for the last step, potential paramedics must be one of the EMT levels, pass the NMERT, and apply for licensing from the state medical board of Alaska.