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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2019 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference
2019 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference @ Hilton Burlington
Oct 31 – Nov 3 all-day
2019 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference @ Hilton Burlington | Burlington | Vermont | United States
The 2019 VT Healthcare & EMS Preparedness Conference is approaching on October 31 to November 3rd! Speakers from all across the country and locally are speaking on a number of great  topics in Healthcare &[...]
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Rutland EMR Class
Rutland EMR Class @ Rutland Regional Medical Center
Nov 5 all-day
Rutland EMR Class Information: This EMR class will meet at Rutland Regional Medical Center from 11/5/19 – 12/26/19. Contact the course coordinator Kandis Charleton at 802-773-1746 to register. This course will prepare you for the[...]
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Plymouth EMR Class
Plymouth EMR Class @ Plymouth Town Hall
Nov 7 all-day
Plymouth EMR Class Information: This EMR class will meet at Plymouth Town Hall from 11/7/19 – 3/26/20. Contact the course coordinator Sue Poirier at 802-236-2683 to register. This course will prepare you for the National[...]
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Middlebury EMT Class
Middlebury EMT Class @ Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services
Nov 14 all-day
Middlebury EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet at Middlebury Regional EMS from 11/14/19 to 3/26/20. You must contact the course coordinator Charlene Phelps at luvtwins@gmavt.net to register. This course will prepare you for the[...]
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