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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: 20-12-01-EMT. Primary Instructor/Coordinator is Bill Camarda I/C # 103047.

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 evening course: This course runs meets 4 to 8 PM every Monday and Wednesday starting September 16, 2019 through December 18, 2019. Class is off on October 14, November 11, and November 27.

Attendance for all class sessions is mandatory.

The clinical experience portion of the class begins October 29, 2019. Students that meet all requirements on or before December 23, 2019 may be eligible for a January Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) psychomotor exam.

Students must meet all clinical experience requirements on or before January 17, 2019 and may be eligible for a February or later National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT psychomotor exam. All course requirements must be completed for authorization to participate in a psychomotor exam.

The course concludes as of January 17, 2019. All students must have all course requirements completed by this date.

Class Location: Southwest Vermont Career Development Center (SVCDC), 321 Park St., Bennington, VT 05201




Bennington Rescue plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered including pre-purchasing student texts, shirts, classroom supplies, etc. Selected students will be sent to the SVCDC for final registration and payment. Financial assistance may be available for eligible individuals. Selected students may request financial aid information when registering at the SVCDC.

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)

  • Any additional non-course provided study aids the student chooses to purchase


  • 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 70-95 hours)

  2. Class sessions - knowledge activities and skills labs (100 hours), and

  3. The clinical experience comprised of emergency department and ride along field experiences (ADDITIONAL 32+ 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.


  1. Complete the Clinical Application and submit it to training@benningtonrescue.org by July 31, 2019.

  2. Complete the Clinical Medical Form and submit it to training@benningtonrescue.org prior to start of the course (Sep. 16, 2019).

  3. Potential students must undergo screening for success in an EMT training program by August 6, 2019.  The screening is a computer-based assessment which is proctored and will take place at Bennington Rescue.  The screening takes about 30-90 minutes. Go to FISDAP to register and pay for the screening ($20 fee) then contact us at training@benningtonrescue.org to schedule your screening appointment during business hours.

  4. Selected students will be provided with final course registration and fee payment information with the SVCDC.

If you have any questions please email:  training@benningtonrescue.org