Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
The Online Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course is a comprehensive hybrid program consisting of self-paced, module-style, online learning as well as classroom skills labs, and field internship components. The course adheres to the 2019 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.
This course consists of 120 online hours of student module time and online instructor led learning, 48 hours of in-person lab/skills time (students must complete required online content to attend) and up to four 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 patients and document the care. You can start the online portion of this class after the virtual orientation session with the instructor. All course dates are listed on the registration website.
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.
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.
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
- Classroom hours (required skills days): 48
- Online learning and virtual instruction: 120
- Internship (Field): Minimum of 48 but up to 60
- Total required hours = 216
- 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.
Total cost of the program is $1890. Tuition is $1,290 plus $420 for the textbook and $180 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. 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 nremt.org.
View the Washington State Department of Health's AEMT Certification Requirements.