EMT Program FAQ

faqHow much is the program?

The tuition for the program is $985. This includes the one shirt, the in-classroom lectures and training, access to an online classroom and learning resources, skills training and pass-off, remediation days, and a clinical rotation. There are additional fees for NREMT written test ($85) and fees to BEMS ($102). Read more about Tuition & Fees

How long is the program?

The program is 160+ hours. There are extra remediation days, guest speakers etc. that make the program longer but the basic program is 142 hours (92 hours in class, 40 hours online and 10 hours in a clinical rotation).

Can I switch to another program if I want to?

You may call and switch to a new program before it begins.  Once the program begins, you are obligated for the full tuition and may not switch to a different program. The application of tuition you have paid at the time you call us to switch will determine if you receive a refund or not.

What if I fail to show up and forget to call?

If you sign up and pay the deposit, you are obligated to come to class unless you have officially withdrawn. See our Refund Policy. If you fail to show up for orientation, contact us for your options, but still plan to attend the second day of class. If you can’t make the program, call BEFORE the first day.

If I start the program and don’t like it, can I get a refund?

No. Once the program begins, there are no refunds. If you decide you don’t like it, or if you don’t like the school, or your instructors etc., this does not warrant a refund. Tuition refunds after class starts are rare and are only made if a student fills out a Hardship Request and it is approved. Please see Request for an Exception to the Refund Policy here. https://www.emtutah.com/request-for-an-exception-to-the-refund-policy/

What if the material is too hard or demanding for me? Can I get a refund?

No. We offer remediation which is included in your tuition. A person with an average intellectual capacity who applies themselves to the program of study, test taking, skills practice etc. is likely to pass the program. Most of the time, you get what you put into it. Students who fail the program or are ‘Timed Out’ are not eligible for any refund.

What is being ‘Timed Out’ mean?

Timed Out: This is the term we use to describe the process of being dismissed from the program. You will be dismissed if any of the following occur:

  • You failed to attend or make up missed hours (you were absent, late, left early and didn’t make up time)
  • You failed to pass all quizzes and exams delivered at the mid-point in the program with a score of at least 80% or for the second half of the program you did not, within thirty days after the program ended complete and pass all quizzes and exams.
  • You failed to complete assignments for all distance education chapters
  • You failed a mid-term exam more than twice
  • You failed the final more than three times
  • You received a poor rating on your ride along
  • You routinely failed to wear your uniform (this represents a pattern of failure to follow directions)
  • You were frequently late for class  (this demonstrates a lack of commitment and drive)
  • You were distracting or inappropriate in class. You exhibit negative behavior, are unruly, rude, or failed to act as a team player. You did not demonstrate the requisite capacity to work as a First Responder
  • You failed to pay your tuition or fees timely

 What do I have to wear to class?

Students are required to wear their EMT Utah shirt, long dark (black or blue) pants, and close toed shoes. No shorts or sandals. Tie long hair back. Keep nails clean and clipped. No perfume or cologne. No excessive jewelry. Cover tattoos as much as possible.

Is the program approved so I can sit for the NREMT exams?

Yes. All of our programs are taught by approved Course Coordinators and approved Instructors. Graduates who are recommended for testing may sit for the NREMT exams.

Where is the practical exam held and how much is it?

Your practical Psychomotor exam for the NREMT is held at the Salt Lake City campus. They are offered frequently and dates are posted in the Testing Center section of the website. Psychomotor exam fees are $275; however, EMT Utah students receive a $200 discount and only pay $75.

What fees to I pay and to whom?

  • Fees paid to EMT Utah:
    • $985 plus any money for supplies or other workshops or classes
    • $75 (Discounted from $275) NREMT Psychomotor Exam Fee
  • NREMT: $70 for written exam and application
  • BEMS: $102 for Back ground check etc.
    Read more about Tuition & Fees

What if I already have the textbook?

If you already have the textbook, check that it is the correct edition (ISBN: 9781284080179). Then check if the access code on the inside cover (beneath the silver scratch-off material) on has been used. If it has, you will need to purchase another access code directly from the publisher to access the digital content. This digital supplement is about $70.

What supplies do I need?

You will need a watch with a second hand, a BP cuff and stethoscope, and a current AHA approved Basic Life Support CPR card. All of these can be purchased from the school or you may buy them anywhere you want. You need to have the watch and BP Cuff and Stethoscope on the second day of class. You do not have to complete the the Basic Life Support CPR class before your EMT class starts. We help walk you through the process during and throughout your EMT program.