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Emergency Medical Technician - EMT (Basic)


The EMT class is offered each spring and fall semester. Please check back either July or in November for the latest registration information including: date, time and price and an application link to the program.

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Enhance career opportunities or augment training in nursing and allied health careers. This course meets the Idaho and national requirements to apply for certification as an EMT and will familiarize you with basic emergency medical equipment and treating the sick and injured. Upon completion, students must pass both a state skills exam and a national written exam for certification. This is an intensive course conducted over 16 weeks. Students attend 8-hours of class per week and participate in 7 Saturday Skills days.

In alignment with state requirements, students must attend 100% of the course to complete the program successfully. Clinical facilities may require proof of COVID vaccinations prior to clinical rotations. 

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Textbook, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope, immunizations, skills and written certification exams, BLS Healthcare Provider CPR training certification.

NOTE: This course requires an application and interview.  Background checks are a course requirement. A failed background check will prevent participation in this course.  For more information, including additional costs please see the PDF handout for additional costs and course information. Must be 18 years or older.

Spring 2024 - This is a “By Acceptance Only” course. 

A Course Approval Code is required to enroll.  

Application for the Spring 2024 EMT class is CLOSED. If your application is approved, you will be invited to an interview. If accepted to the program, you receive a Course Approval Code, please return to this page to complete registration and make payment.

The Spring 2024 program starts 01/09/24, and will end around 05/04/24. Tuesday, Thursday (6-10p) and every other Saturday (9:00a-5:00p).

Applications received by priority deadline: 11/30/2023 will be given first consideration. Final application deadline: 12/7/2023.

Additional costs : Textbook, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope, immunizations, skills and written certification exams, BLS Healthcare Provider CPR training certification (register at, certification is required within the first two weeks of class and is NOT included in the EMT course costs.


Idaho Emergency Medical Services Bureau, Idaho Division of Professional Technical Education

Program Highlights:

  • Prepare for immediate employment as an EMT upon program completion.
  • Convenience: Evening and weekend course hours.
  • Low student/instructor ratio in hands-on training

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