Maryland has more than 10 schools that provide EMT training programs. The colleges offer an EMT associate’s degree and certification too. One university also provides a relevant bachelor’s degree program. EMT Training Levels include:
- EMT-Basic Training
- EMT-Intermediate Training
- Paramedic Training Program.
Students applying in to colleges in Maryland may need to pass a drug screening test and background check. If you are applying for a Paramedic program you must have completed the EMT Basic or Intermediate program and hold some experience as an EMT too.
The State of Maryland requires that all applicants for licensure as Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) or paramedics complete a state-approved training before they hand in applications to the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Once they complete EMT training, the applicant must pass the written exam with at least a 70% and the practical exam administered by the MIEMSS.
What are the Requirements to Get an EMT Certificate in Maryland?
- EMT applicants of Maryland must be 18 years or older
- Applicants should hold a CPR Certification
- They must have completed EMT Training from a state-approved training center
- All applicants must pass the NREMT examination
- The applicant has to submit a legal U.S. Nationality
- Applicants need to be strong both physically and mentally
- Applicants are required to be fluent in English
- All applicants are required to go through a background check.
There are some Special Requirements which are:
- All applicants are required to hand in the application for certification along with the designated fee amount.
- It is compulsory for all applicants to complete their practical exam from a state-approved center.
- If an applicant is 16 or 17, he or she has to apply after producing a written consent from their parents.
- Applicants are also required to complete an internship of Emergency Medical Services.
- The applicant should also be associated with a BLS EMS operational program.
EMT Class Details:
Carroll Community College. This college offers an Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S), EMS- Paramedic and an EMT Paramedic Certificate. This program consists of 64-68 credit hours of coursework and prepares students to take the NREMT examination at the paramedic level. Both programs require applicants to have completed the EMT Basic training at a state-approved college in Maryland and are currently certified.
Chesapeake College. Chesapeake College offers an option of three EMT Training programs. These are: an EMS certificate, a nationally registered paramedic certificate and an A.A.S EMS degree program. The EMS Certificate program is 18 months long and trains EMT-Basic professionals to become entry level paramedics. Once admitted into the program, in the beginning, students will need to complete 25 credit hours of coursework to earn a certificate and the credits earned are also applicable to degree programs. If you take the paramedic certificate program, it is compulsory to complete 28 credit hours of class and is only open to EMT Intermediate certified individuals. The degree program is available only to EMT Basic professionals and it is a 62 hour credit program.
College of Southern Maryland. The College of Southern Maryland offers an EMS Paramedic certificate and an A.A.S EMS degree. The paramedic certificate program is 38 credit hours of coursework and might be accomplished in three semesters. The degree program only accepts students that possess a paramedic certification. To earn the A.A.S, students must complete 60 credit hours of coursework. Both programs will also require a student’s background check, drug screening and immunization records.
Prince George’s Community College. This school offers a variety of EMT training programs such as the EMT-Basic program which comprises of two essential parts and covers 180+ hours of laboratory based and clinical training. Students who have completed the EMT-Basic training program can then apply for the EMT Intermediate certification program. To apply for the paramedic program, a certificate in the EMT Intermediate level is most essential.
Tuition and Fees.
Carroll Community College: $4,128 for Maryland residents and $5,988 for out-of-state students.
Chesapeake College: $3,818 for Maryland residents and $5,480 for out-of-state students.
College of Southern Maryland: $3,825 for Maryland residents and $6,660 for out-of-state students.
Prince George’s Community College: $3,770 for Maryland residents and $6,050 for out-of-state students.
EMT Training Online – Maryland
Online training is designed to enable students to work at their own pace. It also makes it easier for students who are parenting or working to fit studying into their schedule.
How to apply:
- Complete an online application form
- Submit a scanned copy of a government issued photo ID
- Submit proof of high school graduation or GED completion
- Make the course payment.
How it works: The student has 6 months to complete all aspects of the course which includes the informative portion, hands-on and clinical rotations.
The informative portion has to be completed in 140 hours.
The hands-on skills will take two days and one day for the Nationally Registered Testing. These dates will be given in advance to accommodate students’ schedules.
The clinical rotations are provided by several major hospitals throughout the U.S. Students are required to complete 48 hours of EMS time with at least 6 emergency patient transports and 24 hours of Emergency Department time.
EMT TRAINING FAQs
Can I become a certified and licensed EMT in Maryland if I take the EMT & Fire Training EMT Course? Yes, you can once you have completed an EMT & Fire Training EMT (basic) course and successfully pass your NREMT written and practical exam and receive the certificate. You can therefore use that certificate to apply for licensure within Maryland.
How can I re certify for EMS in the state of Maryland? You will require a current and valid NREMT certification to renew your Maryland EMT certification or you can take an EMT Basic refresher course to apply for renewal.
I failed the NREMT exam thrice already. Will your 24 hour refresher course allow me to retest with the NREMT? Yes and once you pass our 24 hour online EMT refresher course, you will receive an extra 3 opportunities to take the NREMT exam.
If I want to volunteer, do I need prior experience and training? No, not at all. We provide free training for volunteers.