Paramedics training in New Jersey, as you might expect, is similar to many other Eastern states, including New York. The training is regulated by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), and interestingly enough, they were one of the first state regulatory agencies in the entire country for monitoring and certifying emergency medical service programs.

The NJOEMS is responsible for keeping track of paramedic training in the form of more than twenty two thousand emergency medical technician basics (EMT-B), and around fifteen hundred emergency medical technician paramedics (EMT-P). This state agency is also responsible for providing licensing for ambulances, paramedic related vehicles and mobile acute treatment centers, and last but not least air medical units such as trauma helicopters.

Training sites are available in the following counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. The majority of courses are available at vocational, technical, community, or junior colleges, though there are some adjunct training programs aligned with local hospitals.

Not all training programs offer the same level of courses. For example, many are available to cover emergency medical technician basic training, but the advanced paramedic classes are less prevalent. Make sure to check with your desired training program before you make a final decision on where to get your training. You might also receive a discount or find some other benefit if you keep all your training within the same complex.