Ongoing EMS training, certification and skill development is available to match your schedule and interests. Find upcoming classes in your area.
Initial training as an EMS provider consists of a provider course. Once you have completed the certification level training course, the certification level you maintain will require a certain number of continuing education hours for recertification. See the certification levels below for more information.
A CPR for healthcare professionals certification should be obtained before beginning any of the following training courses. This certification takes just a couple of hours. Contact your closest EMS service to find out where you can get certified!
The initial course is about 80 hours of training over several months. Recertification requires 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years after your initial certification.
The initial EMT course is around 140 hours of training over several months. Recertification requires 72 hours of continuing education every 2 years after initial certification.
The AEMT course takes about 140 hours to complete and builds off of knowledge gained as an EMT. Recertification requires 72 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
Paramedic certificate programs generally take 1 year to complete, and Associate degree programs can take up to 2 years. Recertification requires 72 continuing education hours or reexamination every 2 years.