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Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Occupation Emergency Medical Dispatcher
Agency Department of Public Health
Phone 217.785.2080
Job Description A person who accepts calls from the public for emergency medical services and dispatches designated medical services personnel and vehicles.
Statute Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act, 210 ILCS 50; Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center Code, 77 Ill Adm. Code 515
Type of Regulation Registration
Number Regulated 3,546 (7/1/09)
Age 18
Education/Experience Successful completion of National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Dispatcher.
Exam Administered by EMS lead instructor
Exam Type Written
Administered By EMS lead instructor, as needed
Exam Fee None
Passing Criteria Variable (determined by EMS lead instructor)
Repeats Variable (determined by EMS lead instructor)
Continuing Education No requirement
Citizenship U.S. Social Security number required
Note Licensure requirements, licensure fees, examination fees and exam administration are subject to change.
Application Fee NA
License Fee
Renewal Fee NA
Reinstatement Fee NA
License Period NA
Reciprocity/Endorsement Not addressed by EMS Act