While we do not offer them at the squad, EMT classes are offered throughout the State of New Jersey. For more information on EMT certification classes, please visit the Class Schedule page on the NJOEMS website. Choose “EMT Initial Training” under course type, and set the other parameters as the relate to your situation.
The course teaches the pre-hospital emergency care of the sick and injured. The course load is equivocal to a college level program. Many prospective EMTs that are college students are able to complete the EMT course during the school year. However, the EMT course, which is approximately 240 hours, is a mixture of at home online-led instruction and in classroom hands on skills practice. Classes use a hybrid approach to teaching, so along with classroom activities and e-learning, students are given the opportunity to use field equipment for various interactive scenarios based on real-life situations. The online classroom lets you complete lectures at your convenience.
All students MUST:
Have easy access to a computer for home study work.
Expect to complete approximately 10-14 hours a week online independent study, as well as online quizzes and tests. A laptop computer is preferable for class.
Be able to read, write, communicate and interpret instructions in the English Language. (All text materials are written at the 10th grade level).
Be in good physical condition and be able to lift. Participate in all lecture and practical sessions.
Students must attend all sessions in their entirety. Any absences must be made up prior to the NREMT certification exam. Due to the course layout, makeup sessions will be extremely difficult to schedule.
Bring a stethoscope and a watch with a second hand to ALL classroom sessions.
Have a notebook and pencil/pen at all times.
For these students, we recommend completing the EMT course and state certification exam over a summer or winter break prior to applying for membership. Prospective members can also increase their clinical experience by joining and riding as a new members.
You be required to obtain a new copy of the current EMT textbook “Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured" 12th Edition AAOS (ISBN# 9781284227192), which contains an one-time online registration code.
EMT Programs generally cost between $1200-$1500 per session and are taught over a 3-4 month period. There are accelerated classes periodically held. Financial assistance is available with commitment to a two year service agreement as an EMT with the squad.
In order to obtain certification as a New Jersey certified EMT the student must:
Attend and successfully complete a NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) approved EMT educational program. Once a student has successfully completed all components of the required EMT education program,
Locate a program on the NJ OEMS Certification Site.
Create an Account (Remember you login ID, 6######)
Log into your account, go to Class and Exam Schedules, and click EMT Class Schedule
Locate desired class and click Register.
The program coordinator shall verify that the student is eligible to take the state certification examination.
Upon verification of successful program completion, the student may register for the NREMT certification exam. A student who does not achieve a passing score (70%) on the state certification examination shall be permitted two (2) additional opportunities to successfully complete the examination.