Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Initial Certification Course - Hybrid

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. 

This is a hybrid EMT course that utilizes the MyBradyLab online learning system. Students should anticipate spending at least four hours per week doing online work in addition to class time. Students will need to be disciplined and motivated.

Applications for the Fall 2019 Hybrid EMT course are now closed. The Spring 2020 class will be announced this winter.

The class syllabus and continuing education (CE) roster can be found here:



Upcoming Courses:

  • Spring 2020

  • Summer 2020

  • Fall 2020

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Fall 2019 Course Information:

When does it start?

The first day of class is August 26th, 2019

When does it end?

The last day of class is December 14th, 2019


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

Syllabus and course schedule will be posted as soon as they are released.

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 after the application deadline. It may take a few days to review the applications.

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