Emergency Medical Technician



Upon successful completion of this course the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam required for EMT certification in most states. This course meets all the national educational requirements as required by the Vermont Office of EMS. This course will:

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

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

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

This course is approved by the Vermont Department of Health EMS Office - course number: 19-12-03-EMT

Please see the VDH EMS Office website for more information about the Vermont EMS system and licensure requirements. Students that are successful in the course and pass the NREMT examinations are eligible for certification in surrounding states such as Massachusetts and NY (via reciprocity application). Please consult with the applicable state EMS office to verify.


Class Schedule - this is an ACCELERATED COURSE: This course runs meets 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM unless noted otherwise on the following dates:

  • June 30 SUNDAY - 8 AM to 4 PM

  • July 1-3

  • July 7-11

  • July 15-16

  • July 20 SATURDAY - 8 AM to 4 PM

  • July 22-26

  • Attendance for all class sessions is mandatory.

  • Optional NREMT exam practice sessions Aug 2 and 6 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

  • Starting July 12 students start clinical experience time in the field and hospital.

  • August 30, 2019 the course concludes and students must be complete with all course requirements including the clinical experience. Motivated students may be able to qualify for the August psychomotor (skills) exam if all course components are successfully completed by July 26, 2019.

Class Location: 120 McKinley Street, Bennington, VT 05201 – Phone: 802-442-5817




Bennington Rescue plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered including prepurchasing student texts, shirts, classroom supplies, etc. Selected students must provide payment in full by May 15, 2019. 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 $250.00 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 $350.00 administrative fee.

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

The fees for the course cover:

  • Course Tuition including Clinical Experience

  • Textbook

  • EMT Class shirts

  • Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, shears, and pen light

Additional costs may include:

  • Psychomotor examination site fees and NREMT cognitive exam fees, if not affiliated with a Vermont EMS agency

  • Uniform pants (black, blue or khaki - jeans are not permitted)

  • Additional non-course provided study fees


  • 18 years of age by the time of course completion

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

  • Health requirements:

    • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccine or Letter of Declination.

    • Proof of current immunizations, immunity status as required for clinical experience (influenza, TDaP, MMR, PPD, etc.).

    • 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 participating in this course.


Attendance is required for all class sessions. 

Students must wear EMT class shirts with uniform-style pants (black, blue, or khaki are acceptable). Uniform pants are not provided and are the responsibility of the student.

It is up to you to quickly evaluate whether the rigors of this course and expectations will allow for your academic success. If you fail to attend or complete any portion of the course in the first week, it will be assumed that you are dropping the class.

There are three components to the course:

  1. The online, interactive didactic lecture portion and assigned homework (estimated 60-90 hours)

  2. Class sessions - knowledge activities and skills labs (90 hours), and

  3. The clinical experience comprised of emergency department and ride along field experiences (ADDITIONAL 40+ hours of time)

All three components must be successfully completed to graduate from the EMT course.

As a course with online components, the student must complete any assigned didactic materials through the Jones & Bartlett Navigate 2 system or other applicable learning management system.  Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.


Complete the application and submit it to Applications are accepted until April 15, 2019. Selected students will be provided with course fee payment information. Full course payment will be due no later than May 15, 2019.

SPECIAL PROGRAM OFFERING: If you apply by March 20, 2019 and are accepted to the EMT education program, you are eligible to attend our EMR course at no additional cost. This is an excellent opportunity to get a head start on study materials, skills, simulation, and some valuable field experience. Seats are limited…apply today!

If you have any questions please email: