Training

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!

  • EMR
    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.
  • EMT
    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.
  • AEMT
    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
    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.
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Brattleboro EMT Class
Brattleboro EMT Class @ Rescue Inc.
Mar 1 all-day
Brattleboro EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet in Rescue, Inc. in Brattleboro from 3/1/17 – 7/5/17. You must contact the course coordinator Mark Considine at mconsidine@rescueinc.org to register. This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical[...]
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Charlotte EMT Class
Charlotte EMT Class @ Charlotte Fire and Rescue Station
Mar 26 all-day
Charlotte EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet at the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Station from 3/26/17 – 6/25/17. You must contact the course coordinator Kevin Romano at k.romano@cvfrs.org to register. This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency[...]
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