An EMT certificate is an emergency medical technician certification. This type of certification allows an individual to perform basic life-saving techniques on patients in emergency situations. Before testing for certification, aspiring emergency medical technicians must complete formal training.
Emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, train to perform non-invasive procedures on emergent patients, reducing the likelihood of death. They are one type of providers of emergency medical services, or EMS. These medical professionals provide emergency care to stabilize a patient's physical state resulting from injury or trauma. EMTs may treat patients in an ambulance on the way to a hospital, at a hospital, or at the site of the emergency.