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EMT Training Course

Course Description | Cost | Eligibility | EMT Courses Offered | Required Materials | Recommeded Preparation | Background Checks | Certification


EMT Academy's EMT course is a 20 week accelerated program that meets on either:

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays Mornings from 8 am to noon
      • OR
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays Evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Both Morning and Evening classes meet together one Saturday per month from 8 am to 5 pm. 

EMT Academy is accredited through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services. EMT Academy is also a Training site for American Heart Association, National Association of EMT's, and Emergency Care and Safety Institute courses.

The EMT Course has multiple components:

    • Didactic (200 hours) which includes practical, hands-on skills training
    • Clinical Observation of an Emergency Department (16 hours)
    • Clinical Observation of a Nursing Home (8 hours)
    • Ambulance ride-along (minimum 8 hours of observation)

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs, and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients In the Emergency Medical Services, Pre-Hospital Field.

Clinical/Field Internship: As a student you must complete approximately 40 hours of observation under the supervision of a preceptor at an affiliated ambulance company, hospital, and nursing home.  This may be completed starting mid-point through the course if you have completed all of the course medical requirements. The clinical/field ride-along must be completed within the didactic portion of the course. The shifts include day, evening, and weekends shifts (separate from the classroom hours).

  Course Cost

EMT Academy tuition is $1400.00 all inclusive: base tuition, books, learning management system, uniforms, student ID, and back ground check. Students that are accepted to the course (After Initial Interview) must pay a $200.00 deposit to hold their seat in the course. A second deposit of $200.00 will be due at orientation approximately one month after initial interview (but may be sooner). The remaining balance must be paid in full prior to the first night of class, unless the student has set up a payment plan with the Academy.

EMT Academy does not offer financial aid, however we do offer payment plans to qualified individuals.


To be eligible for enrollment into an EMT course, you Do Not need to have any previous medical experience.  You may enroll in the EMT course at any time, even if you have not yet met the medical requirements. Proof of completing the medical requirements will be required by the start of the course.

The following are the minimum eligibility requirements you must meet before you start the course:

    • Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to certify as an EMT in Massachusetts.  If you are not yet 18 years old, you may enroll in the course six months prior to your 18th birthday with the understanding that your certificate of course completion will be withheld until the age requirement is met. If you are under the age of 17½ you may still take this course, however, you will not be eligible for certification as an EMT in Massachusetts.

 EMT courses offered

The EMT Course is offered twice per year:

    • Fall course beginning the first week of August and ending the third week of December.
    • Winter/Spring course beginning the first week of January and ending the third week of May.


Required Textbook and Online Supplement: The textbook or eBook and required study materials will be issued during the course orientation.


Computer Requirements: EMT Academy recommends that this course be taken and completed using a conventional laptop or desktop computer. iPads and Tablets are compatible with some of the online components of the course, but do have limitations. It is not recommended that this course be completed using a phone to access the online components of the course.


Internet Access: Access to our course companion website will be distributed at orientation. Reliable internet access is required when attending our course, as this will allow you easy access to the course companion web site, testing, grades, on-line office hours, and much more.


Dressing for Clinical's: EMT Academy will provide uniform shirts required for the course and clinical rotations. Students are required to be in uniform while in class, during skills sessions, and during the clinical phase.  Closed-toe/heeled shoes or boots are required during all phases of the training. 




EMT Academy expects our students to commit themselves to success by studying, participating in class discussions, approaching faculty or staff members concerning extra help or problems encountered in the program, and being prepared for class on a daily basis. In return, you can expect that our faculty will commit to listening to your needs as a student, that we will develop quality educational programs, study tips, and classroom presentations, and assist you in becoming successful in our course.


The EMT course is a fast-paced and demanding academic challenge. It typically requires you to do additional studying outside of the classroom while in the course (about 1 hour of study time per each hour of lecture).


 Certification & BACKGROUND CHECKS


In order to be certified as an EMT, you will be required by your local EMS Agency to undergo a background investigation, successfully complete a certified EMT course, and pass the National Registry of EMTs practical examination, computer adaptive test, along with meeting the other application stipulations as set forth by Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services. Successfully completing EMT Academy's course, qualifies you to take the National Registry certifying exam for EMT's. Once you pass the exam, you are then eligible for state certification.


Massachusetts EMT Certification Requirements: Once National Registry testing is successfully completed the NREMT-EMT will file an application with Massachusetts OEMS and pay the state certification fee to become state certified.


EMT Academy does not pay for NREMT or Massachusetts State EMT certifications. 


Background Checks: National Registry of EMT’s, Massachusetts OEMS, and EMT Academy all required applicants to complete a CORI check application. EMT Academy requires this to be completed prior to beginning the course, and will provide students with the application, as well as submit the application.




Certification as an EMT is valid for two years through both NREMT, and Massachusetts OEMS. Each certification card will indicate an expiration date. It is the responsibility of the "practicing" EMT to re-certify before this two-year period has ended. In order to re-certify, students must successfully complete all core competencies outlined by NREMT.


 Technical Performance Standards


In this section, you can review the working conditions and physical demands for the EMT occupation. This information is provided to assist you in making school choice and career decisions. Please note that once you are admitted to the program, you will be required to satisfy the technical standards in order to successfully complete the program.




Our next course begins: August 1, 2017

Classes are held: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am-noon or 6 pm-10 pm

(One Saturday per month from 8 am to 5 pm)

Deadline for enrollment: June 1, 2017

Non-refundable $200.00 registration fee due upon acceptance to the course (After an in-person interview).

Contact EMT Academy for details.

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