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The Advanced EMT is an EMS professional with an expanded scope of practice over EMTs. AEMTs provide care in volunteer or career roles. To become an AEMT, a currently certified or licensed EMT must successfully complete an AEMT program and national certification exams.


This course is a daytime, program that meets most Fridays with some Thursdays. This course takes place at Bennington Rescue and meets 9 AM - 3 PM on the following days: February 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 27 & 28, March 5 & 6, 20, 27, April 10 & 24, May 1, 8, 15, & 22.



This course is a daytime program that meets Wednesdays with some Tuesdays. This course takes place at Bennington Rescue and meets 9 AM - 3 PM on the following days: September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 23, & 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 1, 8, 14, & 15.



This course meets the requirements of states that accept NREMT certification. If not in a NREMT state, you must check with your state EMS office to determine if NREMT is acceptable for license or certification. This course is not suitable for reciprocity for NY state AEMT certification.

Our goal is the success of our students. This ACCELERATED class is delivered using both distance-learning modules AND face-to-face learning components.  For many students, the AEMT class is thought of as ‘just a formality’ in getting an AEMT certification, only to get into the course and realize that it is much more difficult than they imagined.  The ability on the part of the student for self-discipline as well as being able to review, absorb and retain large amounts of information in a short period of time is paramount. 


Class Location: Bennington Rescue Squad – 120 McKinley Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Course Components: There are three components to the course: 

  1. The online portion and assigned homework (approximately 84 hours)

  2. The classroom portion (approximately 96 hours), and

  3. The clinical experience comprised of emergency department and ride along field experiences (a minimum of 136 hours) which is performed on Bennington Rescue ambulances and in the Southwestern VT Medical Center emergency department. 

All three components must be successfully completed to obtain an AEMT course completion certificate.



The fees for the course will cover:

  • Course tuition including clinical experience

  • Textbook and online learning system

  • Simulation supplies

  • AEMT class shirts

The fees for the course do NOT cover:

  • Uniform pants

  • Psychomotor exam fees

  • Cognitive exam fees if not affiliated with a licensed VT ambulance service

  • Supplemental study aids not provided with this course


  • 18 years of age by the time of course start

  • Licensed or certified EMT with:

    • Current CPR for Healthcare Providers,

    • ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800.

  • A minimum of one year of experience as an EMT is recommended but not required.

    • Bennington Rescue recognizes levels of experience vary based on agency volume. If an external student does not meet the minimum recommendation but has significant call experience, the program director may consider a student with a minimum of two clinical recommendations which must be from a(n):

      • AEMT or paramedic (preferred) the student practices with, and

      • Direct supervisor or agency medical director (preferred)

      • Both recommendations must be submitted prior to or with a program application and prior to the closure of the application process or filling of all course seats, whichever comes first.

  • No criminal convictions or history that would preclude the applicant from licensure or certification.

  • Health requirements, on Bennington Rescue medical forms provided after course registration:

    • Proof of current immunizations (Hep B, influenza, MMR, Tdap, varicella, etc.) and screening tests (PPD, medical clearance, etc.) as required for clinical experience in the emergency department (ED) and on the ambulance.

    • Attestation from your primary healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) stating that student is physically fit for the expectations of the course.

    • Failure to comply with health requirements excludes an individual from this course.

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