This course is designed to train members of the lay public to become certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Successful completion of this course will make the student eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive exam.
BLS (Basic Life Support):
AHA or ARC Basic Life Support (not HeartSaver, not "CPR AED" unless it's followed by "for the professional rescuer") is required for this course. If you do not have BLS certification, you can order HeartCode BLS through the American Heart Association here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls. Once you have completed the didactic portion online, you can print out your certificate and we can complete the skill testing portion during the semester--normally outside of the normal class schedule. You'll then receive your BLS certification. As of November 2021, the course is $31, payable to the AHA through their site.
In order to successfully complete the EMT course, all candidates must also complete the following online courses through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. These courses are free and can be completed online. Ideally, candidates will complete this training prior to the first day of class, but it must be completed before the final exam. Completion certificates should be printed and brought to class on day 1.
On completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the cognitive exam for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, and become certified to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Minnesota, and other states depending on applicable state law.
This course meets or exceeds the National EMS Education Standards.