Can EMT classes be taken online?


Quick Answer

Classes for EMT certification, no matter the level, cannot be completed online, but students taking on-site training can supplement it with web-based coursework. There are three different levels of EMT certification: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic. Each of these three levels have different variations of classroom instruction and practical experience.

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The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, or NREM, can provide information about certification standards that are fairly common to most locations. However, prospective EMTs must pass both a written and a practical examination in order to receive full licensure. Most programs require 130 hours of experience and can be completed in 2 to 4 months.

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