EMT with DefibulatorProgram Description

Where you go to school matters. We are experts in EMS education with over 10 years of experience providing EMT students with the knowledge and skills they need to be confident and competent care providers. All of our instructors are state-endorsed EMS educators and current or retired professionals in the field of emergency medicine with a broad range of backgrounds including fire departments and ambulance services, flight medicine, rural EMS, hospitals and clinics, and much more.

This is a 120+ hour emergency medical technician (EMT) program that prepares graduates to function in the pre-hospital and hospital environments. The program provides instruction in basic care of sick and injured persons, including course content in medical emergencies and interventions, trauma emergencies and interventions, airway, respiration, and ventilation management, cardiovascular emergencies, and EMS operations. The self-paced, online portion of this program includes 60+ hours of didactic instruction in the form of interactive eLearning modules, lecture videos, quizzes, and more. For boot camps beginning after January 1, 2024, the live portion of this program includes 15 hours of live Zoom lecture and a 70-hour in-person skills boot camp with instruction from state-endorsed instructors as well as a psychomotor skills exam. In order to complete the course, students will be required to demonstrate adequate cognitive knowledge and competence in the required practical skills.

Successful graduation from this program will allow you to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians so you can begin a new career in record time.

Program Prerequisites:

  •  Must be at least 18 years of age by the end of the course
  • Must be proficient in English (written and oral)
  • Must use legal name as it appears on government-issued ID when registering
  • Ability to pass a state-administered background check (see Utah Admin. Code 426-5-3200 for criteria for exclusion from licensure)
  • Must have current BLS certification within two weeks of the course start date (see approved list)
  • Must have access to the internet and a device capable of completing online coursework

$2250 Tuition Includes:

  • 60+ hours of self-paced, online didactic lecture and learning content
  • 15 hours of live Zoom lectures
  • 60 hours of in-person skills instruction
  • Access to the eBook, online classroom, and resources
  • Access to remedial training, as needed
  • Lunch and snacks during the skills boot camp
  • A blood pressure cuff and stethoscope set
  • Two free EMT Utah t-shirts

Payment Timeline:

A $750 deposit is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable after your online code has been redeemed or after three business days have past since payment, whichever comes first. Another 7500 is due upon registration for the skills boot camp and the final $750 is due by the first day of the skills boot camp. If you pay in full and then choose to drop the course prior to your boot camp date, you are only eligible to be refunded for the $1500 tuition amount and not the $750 deposit.

Additional Fees (Not Included in Tuition):

  • BEMS Fee**: $110.25 – Paid to the state licensing organization (Application Fee + Background Check & Fingerprints). These fees must be paid online after your course begins by going to www.emslicense.utah.gov.
  • NREMT Fee**: $104 – Paid to the national certification organization each time you attempt the cognitive exam. These fees must be paid online after your course begins by going to www.nremt.org.
    **These fees are not paid to EMT Utah.

Required Supplies:

  • eBook (included in tuition): Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Twelfth Edition. Additionally, you may purchase a physical textbook from EMT Utah for $125, if desired. Shipping costs are not included in the price and you must call us to work out the details.
  • Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope (included in tuition, received at boot camp)
  • Uniform: Students will receive two free EMT Utah t-shirts on the first day of boot camp. You may purchase additional shirts for $15 each, if desired. Students must also wear black or navy EMS-type pants or scrubs to class each day.
  • A watch with a second hand
  • Current Basic Life Support CPR: If you do not have one or your card has expired you can take a class from us for a discounted cost of $40 (Save 20% or $10).

Program Objectives:

Cognitive: At the completion of the program, the student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his/her role as an entry-level EMT.

Psychomotor: At the completion of the program, the student will demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry-level EMT.

Affective: At the completion of the program, the student will demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry-level EMT.

Program Timeline:
EMT Utah’s online EMT course consists of three distinct phases:
  • Phase 1: Online Coursework
  • Phase 2: Boot Camp
  • Phase 3: NREMT Testing
Phase 1: Online Coursework

After registering, you will be in the process of completing Phase 1. EMT Utah requires that you complete Phase 1 within nine months of receiving your online access code. This means you must pace yourself and be disciplined in completing all 41 chapters. It is recommended that you try to complete the course within three to four months of receiving your access code. Students who do not procrastinate and who finish the course in a shorter time period tend to retain the information and perform better on the final exam and on the NREMT cognitive exam for licensure.

We have split the course into eight units and a comprehensive final exam. If you complete one unit every one to two weeks, you will complete the course within the recommended time frame. Some units are bigger than others, so it may help to schedule out your time before you start to stay on track. The comprehensive final exam covers material from all 41 chapters. To take the final, you must have passed all chapter quizzes with a score of 80% or better. To pass the final exam, you must achieve a score of 80% or better.

Phase 2: Boot Camp

Once you have completed the online course in full and passed the final exam, you are eligible to register for a boot camp. 

For boot camps beginning on or after January 1, 2024:
The boot camp is a two-week learning experience that consists of two portions:

  1. Live Online Lecture: You must attend 15 hours of live online lectures the week prior to your skills week. This will be held via Zoom in three five-hour evening sessions. You must attend all of the live online hours in order to be eligible to attend the skills week and be approved to sit for the EMT certification exam (NREMT cognitive exam).
  2. In-Person Skills Week: You must also attend 70 hours of live, in-person skills instruction at one of our Utah campuses. This is structured as seven ten-hour days where you will learn and perfect all of the EMT-level skills required by Utah BEMSP and NREMT. Skills weeks are held every other month throughout the year, and you must attend a full skills boot camp in order to be approved to sit for the EMT certification exam (NREMT cognitive exam).

For all boot camps, regardless of date:
During the boot camp, the instructors will also guide you through the application process for Utah BEMSP and NREMT. This includes creating an application for each, paying associated fees, and submitting LiveScan fingerprints for a background check. Don’t worry about these things before the boot camp, as they will be explained thoroughly on the first day.

To register for a boot camp, please visit our website (emtutah.com) and sign up for the one that works for you. Please note that your remaining tuition will be due in full by the first day of boot camp.

Phase 3: NREMT Testing and Licensure

Approximately 2-3 weeks after you have completed the skills boot camp and turned in all of your required documentation, you will be authorized to take the NREMT cognitive exam. This is a computer adaptive test that is administered through Pearson Vue testing centers nationwide. This means you do not have to take the exam in Utah, you can take it anywhere in the country. The exam consists of five sections: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation; Cardiology & Resuscitation; Trauma; Medical/Obstetrics/Gynecology; and EMS Operations. For more information on the cognitive exam, you can visit the following website: https://nremt.org/document/cognitive-exams

Once you take and pass your cognitive exam, you will be NREMT certified and licensed as an EMT in the state of Utah, so long as you have completed all of the other requirements and passed the background check. In order to practice as an EMT in another state, you will need to contact that state’s EMS office and gain a license with them through the reciprocity process.

See EMT Online FAQs for answers to the most frequently asked questions.