Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Course Description

The online AEMT course is an intensive comprehensive hybrid program that is module based and includes online and virtual content followed by in-person skills sessions, as well as hospital clinical experiences and field internships. The program adheres to the 2021 National EMS Educational Standards which are based on nation EMS Core Contend and the 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice. We also include Washington State Certification specific endorsements.

Course Overview

The course consists of about 168 hours of online content including virtual check ins or recorded presentations. 64 hours of in-person sessions to include exams, skills practice, and simulations. The students will also be required to complete 40-60 hours of hospital or clinical experience, followed by 48 hours of Capstone Field Internship.

Each student is required to meet the Student Minimum Competency (SMC) requirements set forth in the Washington State DOH EMS Training Program and Instructor Manual which was adapted from the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) AEMT Student Minimum Competency Model Guideline (June 2023). These minimums could increase the clinical or ride time needed to meet the requirements.

Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) Cognitive Examination to become a Nationally Registered Advanced EMT and be eligible for a Washington State Certified AEMT with a state recognized agency affiliation.

Course Registration and Application Process

You can register and pay for this course online. Enrollment into the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course is a two-step process. Step 1 includes registering and making the minimum payment. Step 2 includes completion and submission of the application and required documentation that is emailed to you once you register. A complete application must be submitted prior to attending the virtual orientation. Should the applicant complete both of these steps and meet the minimum requirements, they are considered accepted and enrolled in the program. Download a sample application.

A maximum of 24 students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate the clinical information relative to his/her role as an entry-level advanced EMT
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry-level advanced EMT
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry-level advanced EMT

Course Content

Required hours:

  • Classroom hours (required skills days): 64
  • Online learning and virtual instruction: 168
  • Clinical: Minimum of 40 but up to 60
  • Field Internship: Minimum of 48
  • Total required hours = Minimum of 320

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Provide proof of current certification as an EMT with at least one year of experience
  • Be physically capable of performing the essential duties of an AEMT
  • Hold a current CPR course completion card at the American Heart Association BLS level. 

Course Tuition

Total cost of the program is $1890. Tuition is $1,290 plus $320 for the eBook and $280 lab fee. The minimum payment needed to register is $630, and the total cost must be paid before the end of the course. Book and Lab fees are non-refundable. A paperback textbook is available for an additional cost if an eBook is not preferred. Fees are subject to change.

Testing and Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion which will allow the student to take the National Registry of EMTs psychomotor examination and the cognitive computer adaptive test (CAT). Successful completion of the national examinations will then allow the students to complete the Washington State Department of Health AEMT Certification Application Packet.

To register with the National Registry of EMTs visit

View the Washington State Department of Health's AEMT Certification Requirements.