aemt education program

THIS course is APPROVED BY the vermont department of health. We are now accepting applications.

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. 
[From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model]


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. The NREMT examinations are required for Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) licensure. This course meets all the educational requirements as required by the VDH EMS Office. This course will:

  1. Prepare AEMTs for practice in a variety of health care settings (employment and volunteer).

  2. Provide students with a strong basic curriculum to meet entry-level certification requirements.

  3. Provide students with the foundation for advancement within the pre-hospital care profession.

Our goal is the success of our students. This 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. 

You should plan on dedicating a minimum of 15-30 hours per week solely for the completion of interactive lecture modules, review of materials, and completion of assignments.  Clinical experience time requires an additional dedication of 12-24 hours per week. 

Our courses are intensive but produce results!

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Class Schedule: This class is scheduled to begin Sep 3, 2019 and concludes Oct 30, 2019 meeting every Tuesday & Wednesday from 09:00 to approximately 15:00 each scheduled day (hours may change). Attendance at all class sessions is required.

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

Office Hours: Each classroom/lab session will have dedicated question and answer time to review or clarify course materials.  Additional scheduled remote or in-person office hours will be scheduled by the primary instructor/coordinator based on program progression.



Bennington Rescue plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered. Payment of tuition is required to reserve a seat in the course. Payment in full must be made before the first class session.  Failure to pay tuition will result in dismissal from the program.  We have established the following policy regarding cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days prior to the start of class will be issued a refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee.

  • Cancellations made within 30 days but at least 7 calendar days prior to the start of the class will be issued a refund minus a $250.00 administrative fee.

  • No refunds will occur after 7 calendar days before the start of the course or if the student has accessed the online learning management system.

The fees for the course will cover:

  • Course Tuition

  • Textbook

  • Simulation supplies

  • AEMT Class Polo Shirts


  • 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 Hepatitis B Vaccine or Letter of Declination.

    • Proof of current immunizations 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.

how to apply

An application for the AEMT program at Bennington Rescue requires two components:

  1. A completed application, emailed to: along with required documentation outlined above (current EMT cards, healthcare provider CPR, ICS certificates, etc.).

  2. Payment of the course fee on Eventbrite

Please contact with any questions.