EMT Program Overview

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Where you go to school matters; reputation, job fairs, experienced instructors, relationships with multiple externship sites means you get the best program. EMT Utah enjoys some of the highest pass rates in Utah; exceeding the state and national averages. We are experts in EMT education and give you the BEST bang for your buck.

This is an approximately 160+-hour EMT Program that prepares graduates to function in the pre-hospital and hospital environments. The program provides instruction in basic life support care of sick and injured persons. This includes airway assessment, communications, documentation, general pharmacology, hemorrhage control, ambulance operations, splinting of adult, pediatric, and infant patients, and special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease. The program includes a mixture of practical and lecture-based instruction. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in practical skills as well as on written examinations.

This is a fast-paced, professional, and well-organized program taught by professionals in the field of emergency medicine. Successful graduation from this program allows you to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians so you can begin a new career in record time.

Program Objectives

Prepare students to work as an EMT in an entry-level position in a variety of healthcare settings.
Prepare students to provide quality patient care in a pre-hospital setting.
Prepare students to sit for the state/NREMT national written and practical EMT examinations.
Prepare students to qualify to enroll in an Advanced EMT program and course of study.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be proficient in English (written and oral)
  • Must use legal name when registering

Tuition Includes:
-Approximately 160+ hours of lecture, training, and skills practice
-Access to a robust online classroom with a variety of study resources
-EMT Utah Class Shirt
-Remedial days
-Access to discounts on additional courses

Additional Fees

  • BEMS Fee: $110.25 fee* (Application Fee + Background Check & Fingerprints)
  • NREMT Fee: $98*
    *These are fees paid to the State and National licensing organizations. These fees are not paid to EMT Utah.
  • Textbook/workbook bundle: $150 – Students can buy their books elsewhere, but they must bring it to orientation. We will be using the Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Eleventh Edition. It can be a used book, as we will not be using the publisher’s access code (although some students prefer to buy a new book and utilize the publisher’s content as a supplemental learning tool). Students who purchase books and supplies from the school will pick them up on the scheduled start date of their class.
  • NREMT Practical Psychomotor Exam Fee: $275 (Students of EMT Utah receive a $200 discount, and pay only $75*) – Students must register for and complete a practical Psychomotor Exam after they complete their EMT class. EMT Utah offers NREMT Psychomotor Exams via the Testing Center. This fee is due at the time of exam registration.  EMT Psychomotor Exams are waived during COVID-19 due to social-distancing measures. Exams will not be taking place until further notice. 

Once Enrolled

  • You must create an account with BEMS (State licensing agency) online and pay the fee (read under Additional fees above). We’ll walk you through creating this account, and within the first 14 days of class, you will be required to submit the following to BEMS:
    • A current Basic Life Support CPR certification. If you need one, we offer this class.  EMT Utah students enjoy $10 off BLS CPR classes ($40 after discount). Once you have registered for an EMT class, you will receive an email with a coupon code. Feel free to take this class before your EMT class starts, but no later than 14 days into the class so you can submit it to BEMS. For a list of approved BLS courses, click here.
    • Obtain and pass a criminal background check, conducted by BEMS as part of the application process. Part of the BEMS fee covers this check.


  • Students must acquire the exact textbook we use in class and have it by orientation day. Students may purchase the textbook/workbook bundle from the school for $150 or students may buy books somewhere else or borrow a copy from a friend. Again, it must be the exact same textbook (ISBN: 9781284080179). The textbook must have an unused access code.
  • Students receive an EMT Utah shirt for class, additional shirts: $15 each
  • BP Cuff and stethoscope is REQUIRED, you may have one, borrow one from someone or buy one from EMT Utah for $40.
  • A watch with a second hand is required for taking vitals. No smart watches please!
  • Current Basic Life Support CPR is required – 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).

Optional Programs and Training Provided by EMT Utah:

  • AEMT Program enhances your employment options
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Discount
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Discount
  • PHTLS (Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support) Discount
  • AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support) Discount
  • TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) Discount