There are a total of 11 schools in Utah that provide EMT training. These schools offer EMT basic and EMT advance training courses together with re-certification classes in order to maintain licensing. Completing the EMT advance training will enable you to take the National EMT Exam.
Requirements for being an EMT differ from school to school. Some of the common requirements are:
- Drug screening
- Immunization records
- CPR and first aid certification
Utah offers several types of EMT related courses such as:
- EMT Basic Certification Course
- EMT Intermediate class
- EMT Advanced Training program
- EMT non-certification course
- Advanced EMT re-certification course
The Requirements for EMT Certification in Utah.
The following is the criterion that you need to go through before you become an EMT in Utah.
- You must complete your EMT training from an approved college in Utah
- You must pass the National EMT exam
- EMT candidate must be 18 years old or more
- EMT candidate must hold a valid CPR certificate.
- The candidate is required to hold a high school diploma
- It is compulsory for candidates to give in a legal verification of their U.S. nationality.
- The candidate must be physically and mentally fit.
- The applicant must be well versed in English.
- The candidate must have a clear criminal record.
The process of EMT Certification.
Get EMT Training. The candidate must complete EMT training successfully before applying for certification. He or she can contact any community college that provides training programs.
Submit application for State certification. The candidate has to sit for National Registry of EMT exam in order to receive a national certification. Once the candidate receives the Utah license, it is not necessary to submit the NREMT certificate for re certification.
Background Check. The background check means that the candidate must undertake a criminal background check in order to complete the certification process.
License Application. There is a form to be filled in order to apply for the license. The instructions must be clearly read and followed and necessary information should be filled in. You also must attach a copy of your NREMT card, associated fees required and the application for the EMS certification.
State Approved Education Centers in Utah.
Weber State University. Weber State University offers the EMT Basic and EMT Intermediate courses. The EMT Basic course is a one-semester course offered in fall, spring and summer semesters. They also have both a day and evening option. The summer EMT Basic course takes seven weeks. The EMT Basic course is around 150 hours consisting of lectures, hands on experience in a lab and a field internship. Candidates who wish to apply for the EMT Basic course at WSU must register for both lecture and lab sessions.
University of Utah. The University of Utah offers the EMT Non Certification course which provides the student with knowledge, skills and training from the EMT course, but does not plan to work in the field as an EMT therefore does not need certification. These students are not qualified for the Utah EMT certification.
University of Utah also offers EMT Re certification which is a class that provides currently certified EMTs with the topics and hours to re certify as an EMT.
Advanced EMT. This course expands on the EMT basic skills and includes airway management and medication. Utah certification is only granted after completion of this class. However, some students may take this class for knowledge and experience and not certify.
University of Utah also offers EMT training class and Advanced EMT Re certification class.
Dixie State College of Utah. Dixie State College offers the EMT course, Advanced EMT class and Paramedic Training.
The Advanced EMT includes basic knowledge and skills required to provide basic and limited advanced patient care and transportation. Involves learning how and when to use advanced medical equipment typically found in ambulance, drug administration and advanced airway management. Includes 160 hours of lecture, practical lab skills and clinical rotation hours.
Tuition and fees.
Weber State University: $5,859 for Utah residents and $15,646 for out-of-state students.
University of Utah: $9,222 for Utah residents and $29,215 for out-of-state students.
Dixie State College of Utah: $5,253 for Utah residents and $15,051 for out-of-state students.
EMT Training Online – Utah
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 Course FAQs.
How long does it take to become an EMT in Utah? EMT Intermediate courses take between 30-300 hours to complete while the Paramedic program may take between six months and two years to complete and are often completed as part of an associate’s degree.
How much does EMT training cost? EMT training typically costs between $800 to $1000 including tuition and fees.
What exactly does an EMT do when working? EMTs typically respond to 911 emergency calls, assess a patient’s condition and determine treatment to be given, create patient care reports etc.
Does EMT Utah provide job placement? We cannot provide job placement but we do have a session in our course where we can guide on how and where you can find jobs. We also invite employers to speak to students and attend our job fairs twice a year where the employers provide job leads to students via websites and social media.