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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Craftsbury VEFR Class
Craftsbury VEFR Class @ Craftsbury Town Hall
Jun 4 all-day
Craftsbury VEFR Class Information: This VT Emergency First Responder class will meet at the Craftsbury Town Hall from 6/4/22 to 6/5/22.  You must contact the course coordinator Lindsay O’Stein to register. This course will prepare[...]
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NERSA/Montpelier EMT Class
NERSA/Montpelier EMT Class @ Northeastern Regional Safety Academy
Jun 13 all-day
NERSA/Montpelier EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet at the Northeastern Regional Safety Academy from 6/13/22 – 9/15/22. You must contact the course coordinator Scott Bagg for information on registration.  You will need to[...]
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Essex EMR Class
Essex EMR Class @ Essex Fire Department
Jun 14 all-day
Essex EMR Class Information: This EMR class will meet at the Essex Fire Department from 6/14/22 – 8/23/22. Contact the course coordinator Chris McCarthy for further information and registration information.  Candidates will have to sign[...]
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Brattleboro EMT Class
Brattleboro EMT Class @ Rescue, Inc.
Jun 21 all-day
Brattleboro EMT Class Information: This EMT class will meet at Rescue, Inc. from 6/21/22 – 11/1/22. You must contact the course coordinator Mark Considine for information on registration.  You will need to submit a Course[...]
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