Emergency Medical Services

Training

Ongoing EMS training, certification and skill development is available to match your schedule and interests. Find upcoming classes in your area.

Initial training as an EMS provider consists of a provider course. Once you have completed the certification level training course, the certification level you maintain will require a certain number of continuing education hours for recertification. See the certification levels below for more information.

A CPR for healthcare professionals certification should be obtained before beginning any of the following training courses. This certification takes just a couple of hours. Contact your closest EMS service to find out where you can get certified!

  • EMR
    The initial course is about 80 hours of training over several months. Recertification requires 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years after your initial certification.
  • EMT
    The initial EMT course is around 140 hours of training over several months. Recertification requires 72 hours of continuing education every 2 years after initial certification.
  • AEMT
    The AEMT course takes about 140 hours to complete and builds off of knowledge gained as an EMT. Recertification requires 72 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
  • Paramedic
    Paramedic certificate programs generally take 1 year to complete, and Associate degree programs can take up to 2 years. Recertification requires 72 continuing education hours or reexamination every 2 years.
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Bennington (Hybrid) AEMT Class
Bennington (Hybrid) AEMT Class @ Statewide
Sep 1 all-day
Hybrid AEMT Class Information: The Hybrid AEMT course is a 3-part course consisting of: 15 weeks of online learning meeting once a week for a 2-hour online instructor-led session, a 30-hour in-person simulation lab to[...]
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NETS Hybrid/Online EMT Class
NETS Hybrid/Online EMT Class @ Northeast Emergency Training Solutions
Sep 6 all-day
Essex/NETS Hybrid/Online EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet online and the student’s agency from 9/6/21 – 12/20/21. You must contact the course coordinator Chris McCarthy at chris@netsvt.com to register. This course will prepare[...]
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Norwich VEFR Class
Norwich VEFR Class @ Norwich Fire Department
Sep 7 all-day
Norwich VEFR Class Information: This VT Emergency First Responder class will meet at Norwich Fire Department from 9/7/21 to 9/23/21. You must contact the course coordinators Matt Herbert at matt2vt@gmail.com to register. This course will prepare you[...]
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Waitsfield EMT Class
Waitsfield EMT Class @ Mad River Valley Ambulance
Sep 13 all-day
Waitsfield EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet at Mad River Valley Ambulance from 9/13/21 to 3/7/22. You must contact the course coordinator Robert Bower at rbower1907@gmail.com to register. This course will prepare you for the[...]
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Bennington (Hybrid) EMT Class
Bennington (Hybrid) EMT Class @ Statewide
Sep 19 all-day
Hybrid EMT Class Information: The Hybrid EMT course is a 3-part course consisting of: 14 weeks of online learning meeting once a week for a 2-hour online, interactive, instructor-led session, this is followed by a[...]
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Chester VEFR Class
Chester VEFR Class @ Chester Ambulance Service
Sep 27 all-day
Chester VEFR Class Information: This VT Emergency First Responder class will meet at Chester Ambulance Service from 9/27/21 to 9/29/21. You must contact the course coordinators Doug Friant at doug@vermonttimberworks.com to register. This course will[...]
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