Emergency Medical Services

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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Newport EMT Class
Newport EMT Class @ North Country Career Center
Oct 2 all-day
Newport EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet at the North Country Career Center in Newport from 10/2/18 – 2/14/19. You must contact the course coordinator Jen Piette at mvasemt@gmail.com to register. This course will prepare you for the National[...]
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2018 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference
2018 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference @ Jay Peak Resort & Conference Cent
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day
2018 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference @ Jay Peak Resort & Conference Cent | Jay | Vermont | United States
The 2018 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference is on October 18 – 21, 2017! Speakers from all across the country and locally are speaking on a number of great  topics in Healthcare & EMS. Conference[...]
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