EMT Initial Training

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NHCPR's EMT program prepares you to respond to emergencies and provide stabilization, on-scene treatment, and ambulance transport of ill or injured patients. The core education includes CPR, anatomy and physiology, airway management, patient assessment, care of medical and traumatic emergencies, bloodborne pathogens protection, patient extrication and transport, HazMat response, and incident command.

Audience:  Individuals interested in becoming certified as a National Registry of EMTs®  Emergency Medical Technician. 

Course Content:

  • Airway Management, Patient Assessment, Medical and Trauma Emergencies, Infants and Children, and much more.

Course Format: Hybrid: Online with in-class lab time.

Schedule: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the red link to see the schedule for your desired location.

Course Length180+/- hours     Clinical Length16 +/- hours at a hospital and/or ambulance

Course CostSee the course listing below. This price includes the course, clinical liability insurance, blood pressure cuff, and stethoscope, & lab fees.

Deposit: $350.00 deposit is required when you click the "enroll now" link.  This non-refundable deposit is applied to the course fee. 

Late Enrollment Fee: Enrollment within seven days of the class start date will incur a $25.00 late enrollment fee.

Additional student costs: Textbooks, Immunizations, Criminal Background Checks, uniform, American Heart Association BLS CPR course (discount code provided), PPE, and the NREMT application/exam fee.   

Prerequisites:  Students must be at least 18 years old upon program completion. Students must be high school graduates or have their GED.  High school students must provide a letter of recommendation from the school principal or guidance counselor before acceptance.  American Heart Association CPR certification is NOT required at enrollment but will be required during the course.  Those already taking an American Heart Association BLS course must have received the completion card within 12 months of the course start date.  High-speed Internet, a computer with speakers, a webcam, and the ability to print and email are required.  Students will also be required to bring a laptop to every class.

Students must obtain and bring proof of health insurance and the following immunizations into the class by the 2nd week of class. They are:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): either proof of MMR immunization within the last 8 years or a positive titer (a blood draw showing that immunization already exists).
  • Tetanus (Tdap): immunization must be within the last 10 years.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Document both vaccine shots and a positive varicella titer.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series: documentation showing that the Hepatitis B series of immunizations (total of three doses) has been started by the end of the first month of class or documentation showing a positive Hep B titer.
  • Recent Flu Shot: some clinical sites may require this depending on the status of the flu season
  • Negative TB test. Negative TB skin test (PPD): skin test date must be less than 6 months before beginning your clinical rotation. Persons with a history of a positive PPD must provide documentation of a recent chest x-ray and a review of symptoms within the past 12 months. If a chest x-ray is abnormal, clinician clearance must also be provided.
  • COVID-19  Although the COVID vaccine is a medically proven means to combat the current global pandemic, we recognize that, for various reasons, some students may not be able to receive the vaccination. Therefore, students that cannot accept the vaccination may still take the EMT class but may be required to wear an N95 mask during their clinical rotation.

Certification: Upon successfully completing this course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs test for EMT certification.

Frequently Asked Questions: Click here for the answers to some commonly asked questions.

Date/Time Course Name Location Availability Enroll
Saturday Oct 14, 2023
EMT Class - Oct - Bedford
NHCPR - Bedford
Almost Full - Enroll Soon Enroll
Bedford Saturday EMT Class Oct Schedule  Online learning begins Oct 14th.   The first in-classroom session is on Nov 4th. 
Thursday Jan 11, 2024
EMT Class - Winter 2024
Coming Soon!
Enrollment Opens - Dec 06, 2023 12:00 am
Registration will be started on 12-06-2023

This course will be held at our Bedford, Peterborough, Plymouth, and Portsmouth locations.