Course: Fall/Winter 2017, ETA is offering the following Hybrid EMR to EMT Course:
EMR to EMT Course - Weekend Skills Sessions
Orientation Session: Tuesday, Feburary 13, 2018 (6:00-7:00pm) - or make special arrangements
In Class Skills Sessions: Saturday/Sunday April 7/8 and 14/15, 2018 - 8:30a to 5:30p
2272 Robert Fulton Hwy.
Peach Bottom, PA 17563
Note: All online coursework must be completed prior to the first skills session on April 7th.
This course is designed to bridge the gap between knowledge of an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Anyone who has successfully completed an EMR course is eligible to take the bridge course. This does not include individuals who were "grandfathered" with an EMR certification upon successful completion of an Advanced First Aid course, as those individuals would not possess the same entry level of knowledge. Those individuals are encouraged to take the full EMT course.
Prerequisite: Verification of past successful completion of an approved EMR class. The first day of class will be a review of the material taught during the EMR course.
Cost: $995 in County; $1095 Out of County (Includes all course materials including online material). (Includes all course material, ebook, eworkbook and online material). Printed textbook if desired is an additional $100. Please note that access to the eBook requires internet connection.
CPR certification is a prerequisite. You must be certified in AHA Healthcare/BLS Provider or ARC or ASHI Healthcare Pro prior to the start of course, with at least 6 months remaining before the certification expires. ETA offers CPR courses seperately. Check our schedule for upcoming dates and times.
Students must be at least 16 years of age prior to the end of the course.
Students must complete 10 patient contacts prior to the end of the course. This can be completed in various ways including volunteering with local ambulance companies and specialty centers. We will work with you to get the required contacts if you can not obtain them through a traditional manner.
In order for state certification, students must meet the minimum requirements for the functional job description of an EMT. Click here to read these requirements.
State Certification Exams: Beginning January 1, 2014 all students must complete the NREMT cognitive exam to obtain NREMT and PA certification as an EMT. The cost of the exam is $80. All certification exams are administered by the PA DOH Bureau of EMS and are beyond the control of ETA.
While it will not affect your participation in the EMT course, iIndividuals with a positive criminal history may be prevented from obtaining state certification as an EMT depending on the type/severity of the charges. You are encouraged to contact the local Regional EMS Council for more information if this is a concern.