Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Initial Certification Course

The Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad hosts an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) initial certification courses each spring, fall, and occasionally during the summer. Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. 

Applications for the Spring 2019 EMT course are are now CLOSED!


Upcoming Courses:

  • Summer 2019

  • Fall 2019

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Spring 2019 Course Information:

I’m already certified and want to come for CE, is that okay?

YES! No need to register ahead of time, just show up!

CE Schedule

When does it start?

The first day of class is January 21st, 2019

When does it end?

The last day of class is April 24th and the state practical testing is April 27th, 2019


This course meets every Monday and Wednesday at our station from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM each evening.

What does it cost?

Tuition is $550, due at the first class. Testing fees are included. State funding may be available to help you offset these fees. You will also need to purchase the electronic textbook with online course access (approximately $100) at the first class. If you prefer a physical textbook, this is optional, but will be an additional cost.

Virginia EMS Scholarship Program

What is my application status?

You should hear back from the course coordinator by January 14th, 2019.

What if I have questions?

You should e-mail the course coordinator at NRVEMT@gmail.com

Learn more about becoming an EMT in Virginia from the VA Office of EMS - Becoming an EMT in Virginia


Course location

1300 Progress Street Northwest
Blacksburg, VA, 24060
United States