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Frequently Asked Questions

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If your question is not answered here, go to our “Ask A Question” section and fill out the short form then hit the SUBMIT button and one of our School of EMS staff will get back to you very soon. If you would rather give us a call, just dial 888.390.5081. We will be glad to talk to you.

How much do your programs cost?

Courses differ in price based on course delivery and location. The Paramedic program varies from $6000 to $7500 and the EMT program varies from $1000 to $1500.

Is financial aid available for the EMT or Paramedic Course?

Federal student aid is not available through the School of EMS.  However, we do accept military benefits for most classes and payment plans are available.  Please contact our enrollment coordinator at (888) 390-5081 or email info@schoolofems.org for specific questions.

How long is your EMT program?

The EMT program ranges from 12-16 weeks in length.  Please visit the regional pages for specific course information.

How long is your paramedic program?

The traditional live courses range from 32 to 48 weeks in length and the Online courses are 44 weeks in length.

What is the format of your online programs?

Our online programs are designed to accommodate varying work schedules. The online programs are not self-paced. While you can view lectures and complete your course work at a time convenient to you, the program does have established weekly deadlines. Discussions, quizzes, and homework are all due at various times during a weekly module. Students should plan to invest, on average, 10-20 hours per week in this program. 

Can I get college credit for the EMT or paramedic program?

The School of EMS has numerous affiliation and Memorandum of Understanding agreements with area colleges and universities.

Is there an age requirement?

The National Registry of EMTs requires you to be 18 years of age to sit for the certifying exam.  Individual states vary on age requirements.  Please contact your local School of EMS for more information.

What are the prerequisites for EMT class?
  • You must be 18 years of age to be eligible for the National Registry Certifying Exam. 
  • You must have graduated high school or have a GED.
What are the prerequisites for the paramedic program?

Students must have current State or National Registry EMT Certification, CPR for the Health Care Provider Certification and a high school diploma or GED.  We recommend competence in English and algebra.  Many paramedic programs require anatomy and physiology as a pre-requisite.  The School of EMS paramedic program incorporates that content into our course. 

Is there a registration deadline for courses?

There is no specific registration deadline for courses.  Students are encouraged to register 4 to 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.  Last minute registration may be accepted.  

I don’t have any medical experience. Is that okay?

The EMT course is an entry-level course that is designed for people with no previous medical experience, and minimal knowledge of anatomy and physiology.  Many of our paramedic students have minimal experience in pre-hospital medicine.  Our paramedic course is designed to prepare all students for a successful career

Can I get a job as an EMT?

Most EMTs in rural areas volunteer for their local ambulance service and receive little or no compensation for their work. Many paid services, however, do hire EMTs. EMTs may also find work in other businesses, such as hospitals, detoxification centers, and industrial health and safety offices.

Most people that choose Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as a career decide to continue on to paramedic school. 

Can I get a job as a Paramedic?

The demand for EMT’s and  Paramedics nationally is growing exponentially..  Due to an expanded Scope of Practice in medical clinics, hospitals, field EMS, and within industries, employment of Emergency Medical Technicians is expected to grow 15 percent by 2026. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this rate is much faster than the average of all occupations. Many of our graduates are offered employment prior to graduation

How do I apply for the EMR, EMT or paramedic program?

Select your region and apply for the course you are interested in by clicking the “apply” button.  After your application has been reviewed and accepted you will receive notification via email inviting you to enroll in the course.  Payment is accepted during the enrollment process.  If you have any questions about the application or registration phases of the program, please contact 888 390 5081 or info@schoolofems.org.

Is the School of EMS accredited and why is it important?

Yes, the School of EMS paramedic program is accredited.  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation exists for the protection of students, by establishing standards and examining all areas of the paramedic program to ensure those standards are being met. In short, a student attending an accredited program can be assured he or she is receiving a quality education.  

What is your pass rate on the National Registry exam?

The School of EMS continually exceeds the national pass rate.  Visit each accrediting location area for their specific outcomes data.

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