The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
This program takes 150-250 hours and follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards.
What is an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)?
Basic Life Support Provider Card
Be a Certified Emergency Medical Technician - EMT
Successful completion of this program requires clinical hours and skills.
Clinical sites set their own entrance requirements; most clinical sites require:
A clean background check
A COVID-19 vaccine
Negative 2 step Tuberculin Skin Test or health care provider documentation medical clearance
Completed Hepatitis B immunization series with laboratory confirmed positive antibody or signed waiver
Varicella immunity: documentation of 2 vaccine doses, lab confirmed immunity, or health care provider diagnosis of disease
Rubeola immunity: documentation of 2 vaccine doses or lab confirmed immunity
Mumps immunity: documentation of 2 vaccine doses or lab confirmed immunity
Pertussis vaccine (e.g. documentation of single dose Tdap or Dtap)