Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Course Description

The Online Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course is a comprehensive hybrid program consisting of self-paced, module-style, progressive online learning as well as classroom (didactic) skills labs, and field (ambulance observation) components. The course adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National Standards curricula used in the past.   

Course Overview

This course is 228 clock hours and allows for 168 online hours of student module time, 54 hours of in-person lab/skills time (students must complete required online content to attend) and up to five 12-hour shifts in the prehospital setting where they will ride-along with an ambulance crew. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to assess and manage a minimum of 10 patients and document the care. The suggested start date to start your online portion of this class is a minimum of 15 weeks prior to the in-person skills.   

Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs psychomotor and cognitive exams which lead to certification at the AEMT level in the State of Washington, as well as with the National Registry of EMTs.

Download the Health Training School Catalog and Student Policy Manual.

The manual covers the following topics: 

  • Accreditation
  • Admission Requirements
  • Appeal and Grievance Process
  • Articulation
  • Attendance
  • Cancellation and Refund
  • Class Representative
  • Clinical and Internship Requirements
  • Course Completion
  • Course Descriptions
  • Didactic & Internship Evaluation Policy
  • Discrimination Policy
  • Dismissal
  • Employment During Class
  • Facilities
  • Graduate Placement
  • HIPAA & Confidentiality
    • Leave of Absence
    • Prior Credit & Experimental Credit
    • Promotion and Graduation
    • Smoking & Tobacco
    • Student Conduct
    • Student Counseling and Evaluations
    • Student Health
    • Student Information Protection
    • Student Performance Guidelines
    • Technical Standards
    • Testing and Grading Criteria
    • Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation
    • Tuition
    • Uniform and Personal Appearance
    • Vacation and Holidays – School Closures
    • Withdrawal and Readmission

    Course Registration

    Register and pay for this course at courseregistration.inhs.org. Please know that enrollment into the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course is a two-step process. This process includes registering and minimum payment as well as completion and submission of the course application (to be emailed after registration), please allow two to four business days to process registration and mailing of text book. After Health Training receives ALL completed paperwork from application paperwork, course access will be emailed. Please allow two to four business days to process completed application packets.

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    Objectives

    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): 54 
    • Online learning (through JBL): 168
    • Internship (Field): Minimum of 36 but up to 60
    • Total required hours = 228

    Eligibility Requirements 

    Participants must: 

    • Be 17 years of age at the time of enrollment and 18 in order to participate in the required internship phase.
    • 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 "Healthcare Provider” level or the American Red Cross "CPR for the Professional Rescuer” level.

    Application Process

    You may apply for admission into the AEMT course by completing the application available below. The application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the course. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Please know that enrollment into the AEMT course is a two-step process. This process includes registering and minimum payment as well as completion and submission of the course application (to be emailed after registration). Should the applicant complete both of these steps and meet the minimum requirements, they are considered accepted and enrolled in the program. 

    Download the advanced EMT application packet. This application is for reference only. Please only complete and submit the application attached to the registration confirmation email.

    Course Tuition

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    All tuition must be paid by the first day of class unless arrangements are made (payment plans available). 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 Registry of EMTs examinations will then allow the students to complete the Washington State Department of Health Initial EMS Certification Application Packet.

    To register with the National Registry of EMTs visit www.nremt.org.

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

    Important Dates

    Health Training holds one AEMT class a year.

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