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 Summer 2019 Hybrid EMT course open on April 15th, 2019. Application deadline is May 3rd at 5:00 PM.
If you click this link before it opens on April 15th, it may show that the application process is already closed. This was from the previous Spring class so don’t worry, you haven’t missed it… Just check back on April 15th!
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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!
Summer 2019 Course Information:
When does it start?
The first day of class is May 20th, 2019
When does it end?
The last day of class is August 21st and the state practical testing is August 24th, 2019
This course meets every Monday and Wednesday at our station from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM each evening.
Here is a DRAFT syllabus and course schedule: HERE
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.
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
1300 Progress Street Northwest
Blacksburg, VA, 24060