EMT Recruit


The application period is now closed. Click here to sign up to be notified of future EMT Recruit job postings or other EMT training opportunities.

Current Applicant Update: All applicants should have received an email with information regarding scheduling a test date. Applicants who did not receive this communication should email emsrecruitment@louisvilleky.gov as soon as possible so the information is received in time. 

Louisville Metro EMS routinely hires EMT Recruit position for individuals without EMS experience or certification. This site will be a main point of communication for the selection process which will include the latest process updates and applicant information.

4 Month Paid Training Class

Pay During Training: $14.24/hour

Pay After Certification: $16.24/hour

The EMT Recruit position is an opportunity for individuals seeking certification and full-time employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMT Recruits will be paid during the 4 month training process ($14.24 per hour) and are eligible for benefits.  Upon successful certification as an EMT, Recruits will be promoted to a full-time EMT position ($16.24 per hour) with Louisville Metro EMS. Upon hire as an EMT Recruit, an employment agreement is signed requiring at least one year of employment with LMEMS following certification - failure to adhere to the agreement will result in reimbursement for the training class up to $1,200.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No Felony Convictions - Misdemeanors are considered on a case by case basis.

Please click the below links for more information about this process. 

  • Download Applicant Forms Below (to be submitted at Information and Testing Sessions)
  1. Background Investigation Questionnaire
  2. Kentucky Background Check Form
  3. Out-of State Background Check Form (only required for applicants who have lived outside Kentucky in the last 7 years


If you have any questions related to this process or about the position, please contact: