EMT Training Programs

Find accredited emergency medical technician (EMT) basic license certification classes and AEMT (Advanced-EMT) training programs. EMT basic course is generally about 3 months and AEMT requires about 400 more hours of training for certification.

Use the search application to find an emergency services program online or near you.

Colleges with EMT Programs

All listed colleges are accredited and have financial aid assistance for students who qualify.

All schools may not be listed here, use the search application to find training near you.

Becoming an EMT

The primary ‘career ladder’ when it comes to EMS careers looks like this:

  • EMT-Basic: 1-3 months of training from an accredited school.
  • EMT-Intermediate/AEMT: 400 hours of additional training to be qualified for certification.
  • Paramedic: 6 months-2 years of education, often through an associate’s degree program.
  • Firefighter: 3-6 months of academy training with several hundred hours of field work involved.

Steps to take to Become an EMT:

  1. Get your high school diploma or GED.
  2. Complete EMT basic training.
  3. Pass your state exam for certification.
  4. Consider advanced EMT training, or an associate’s degree.

Salary and Job Outlook

There will be close to 37,000 new jobs through 2026, which is a 15 percent job growth. This is much faster than the five percent average most other occupations will experience. The median annual salary for an emergency medical technician is over $32,000.”

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