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EMT Preparation

Discount code: CIEMT

This course will prepare you to take an Emergency Medical Technician course. Successful completion of this course will give you the best possible chance of passing your EMT course the first time you take it.

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About course

Understanding anatomy and terminology is vital knowledge needed to be able to pass an EMT course and then the NREMT. Over 50% of people that begin an EMT course drop the class or don't pass. This course will help you have a much better chance of passing your initial EMT training.

EMT Education and Training in affiliation with the California Institute of EMT is offering this EMT Preparation course. The link will take you to the EMTEAT website where you may register and pay for this course.

All questions or inquiries about this course should be directed to: [email protected]

This means that regular registration for that start date is full. You cannot register online for a course that is full. You can, however, be entered into the waitlist. To be put on the wait list you must use the FULL/WAITLIST link and electronically enter your email address. Here’s the way the waitlist works: 10 business days (about 2 weeks) prior to the start date of the course, students that have not paid at least the minimum registration fee ($250) forfeit their seats. Those seats become available to students on the waitlist. We will email everyone on the waitlist about available spots all at the same time. You must then be able to go online and pay the tuition amount or minimum registration fee immediately. When the available seats are filled the site will go back to waitlist mode.

In California, for most positions, you are not required to renew your NREMT card. (If you want to, you can. This will require twice as many CE hours, which will increase the cost greatly). You must renew your state certification that you applied for through your local county EMS agency. State certifications are renewed every two years and require 24 hours of CE (continuing education), a valid CPR card, and a skills validation exam. You may do that by coming to any 3 of our regular lecture classes (7 hours each, the scheduled dates for each year are available for registration and payment on our website and are $40 for each 7 hour class). For renewal you must also attend Skills Validation Testing session that we give at the end of each month (dates, registration and payment are on our website and are $95 which includes 6 hours of CE if you pass all skills). If your certification is expired, you cannot work as an EMT, but you can still renew by doing the following:

Up to 6 months expired:
24hrs CE, a skills validation and a valid CPR card (same requirements as a timely renewal) 

6mo-12mo expired:
36hrs CE, the skills validation and a valid CPR card

12mo- to forever expired:
48hrs CE, a skills validation, current CPR card and retake the NREMT

Almost right away after your course is over!!! If you wait over two weeks to take the exam your chances of passing are greatly diminished. It’s a computer-based exam that you will take at a Pearson View testing center. There are several in the L.A. County area. Make sure that you are registered and paid for the exam before the end of your course to ensure timely authorization from CIEMT to sit for the exam.

Once you successfully complete the program, you must take the State Certification exam (National Registry Exam). This is done at a separate testing facility. See the NREMT website, a link to it is on the bottom of our homepage. After passing the exam, you will take your NREMT card that they send you, your completion certificate from the EMT course, and your CPR card and make application to local EMS agency to get an EMT certification from the State. You will also have to complete the Live-Scan background check when you make application. Each county has and EMS agency, pick one. There is also a link to LA County’s EMS Agency’s website on the bottom of our homepage.

The short answer is no. This is a certification course and students are required to complete a specific amount of hours. All course material is vital to your training and no part of the course can be missed. However, students are given the opportunity to make-up ONE missed non-mandatory lecture class meeting. The hours and training must be made up at a rate of $40 / hour. Of the twenty-one days of instruction, six days are considered mandatory and are not eligible for make-up for any reason, those days being skills practical days and review days.

You may pay the registration fee via the CIEMT web site after you complete the registration form with a credit card, debit or ACH (electronic check). If you wish to pay your second balance via check, cash or money order. You may send the check or money order to our main campus office at 2669 Myrtle Ave. #201 Signal Hill, CA 90755, or pay via cash at the office. (Please note on the check or money order the course start date and the registered students full name). The full balance of the EMT Program must be paid by the start date for your course.

As stated in the CIEMT course catalog, you may pay in full at the time of registration or a minimum registration fee listed for the course prior to the start date of the course you are registered for to reserve your spot. The remainder is due by the start date of the course. If the deposit is not made before ten working days prior to the start date of the course, you will be removed from registration. See the CIEMT Course Catalog for current pricing.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation at the time of registration, however, your spot in the class is not secured until a payment has been received. If you receive a receipt of payment from a Credit Card or Debit Card or ACH payment method, then your registration is confirmed. If you send a money order or personal check, as soon as we receive it you are confirmed in the course. Aside from the initial registration confirmation and course information packet, CIEMT does not send out any other emails or mailings regarding your enrollment. You will receive course documents and more information on the first day of class.

The only prerequisite is an American Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross BLS CPR certification. We offer the AHA BLS CPR training on the first day of the class in the course (if needed) after rules and regulations. You do not need to complete that training prior.