EMT FAQ

How much does the class cost?
The cost of our course is $1050. This includes the cost of the current EMT book.

How long is the class?
Most of our courses are 5 weeks long and run Monday thru Thursday from 8am to 5pm. We may be adding an evening class in the future. Let us know if you are interested in the evening class.

When is payment due?
A deposit of $200 is required to reserve your spot in the class. The total amount is due on the first day of class.

Will this class prepare me to be an EMT?
Yes. Once you are finished with this course you will be eligible to take the National registry exam. Once you pass the exam you can apply to the state for your state certification, at which point you will now be an EMT.

What is the difference between and EMT and a Paramedic?
An EMT-Basic is the backbone of the EMS system. We do all the basic skills such as CPR,
C-spine, Splinting, Bleeding control and much much more. A Paramedic does all that an EMT does but with advance skills such as Intubation and medicine administration. You must be an EMT before you can be a Paramedic.

Do I need any previous experience to take the class?
Although a background in anatomy and physiology or medical terminology would be helpful, you do not need experience. This course is the basic course and you will learn everything you need to know to be a great EMT.

What should I do to prepare for the class?
Get the book as soon as possible and read as much as you can! The course moves quickly so you want to be as far ahead as possible. Besides that, study you vocabulary! If you know your vocabulary and medical terminology you will understand the material much easier.

Can I be an EMT if I have a criminal record?
Maybe! Depending on the situation you may still be eligible. Contact the county EMS department that you are interested in applying for and ask them about your specific situation.