EMT Online/Hybrid Course

  • 2021 Fall EMT Section A or B

    August 23, 2021
    6:00 p.m.–
    December 2, 2021
    10:00 p.m.

    Zink Hall, Gym B

    This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, etc. Students will complete required course lessons online and attend skill labs on scheduled days.

    To register, visit IUP EMT.

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    Hybrid EMT Training Program

    The IUP Division of Emergency Services Training announces the fall 2021 Online/Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. You will need to choose Section A, held on Tuesdays, or Section B held on Thursdays, when you register. This program is primarily designed for future emergency medical service personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, and safety professionals. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMT certification exams for both Pennsylvania certification and national certification as an EMT.


    Zink Hall, Gym B
    Indiana, PA 15705

    Dates for Section A (Held on Tuesdays)

    August 23, 2021–November 30, 2021

    Dates for Section B (Held on Thursdays)

    August 23, 2021–December 2, 2021

    First Session for both A and B

    August 23, 2021, 6:00–9:00 p.m. 


    Lab Sessions for Section A

    9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

    • Tuesday, September 7, 2021
    • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    All sessions mandatory

    Lab Sessions for Section B

    9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    • Thursday, September 9, 2021
    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • Thursday, October14, 2021
    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • Thursday, December 2, 2021

    All sessions mandatory


    (EMT Cognitive Prep Course* plus additional fees as required for clinical contacts. Prices subject to change.)

    A registration fee of $225 must be paid at the time of registration in order to secure your spot in the class.

    Students are Responsible for: 

    • EMT online access package ($348; but $261 with IUP student discount)
      More information will be provided with the Welcome Letter.
    • Clinical-Field-Capstone Requirements
    • Castle Branch Account ($89)
    • Physical examination(s)
    • Required blood work (site dependent)
    • Drug screen(s) (site dependent)
    • Clearances: Criminal reporting (Act 34). FBI fingerprinting (Act 114), Child abuse (Act 33)
    • Parking at clinical/field sites
    • Fuel for your personal vehicle to and from class
    • Fuel for your personal vehicle to and from clinical/field sites
    • National Registry CBE ($80 per attempt)
    • Liability insurance ($38)

    This hybrid EMT course is designed for students who are self-motivated, academically disciplined, and technologically proficient with standard computer applications. Students will complete required course lessons online and attend skill labs on scheduled days. Students must be 18 years of age to enroll.  

    College Credit for IUP Students

    IUP students who successfully complete the EMT course at IUP are eligible for up to four transfer credits through the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. More information can be obtained at EMT Credit Transfer Agreement.

    The EMT Training Program is a ‘clock hour’ certificate program.  Students who complete an EMT certificate with IUP, may be able to utilize the 4 ‘credit hour’ transfer agreement.

    The certificate program is ineligible for federal financial aid.  This means that current undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in a credit hour degree program cannot utilize the certificate clock hours to meet financial aid (including scholarship) eligibility requirements. Nor will the EMT certificate clock hours be eligible for federal, state or institutional financial aid.  Students considering concurrent enrollment in both the EMT certificate and a degree programs should contact the Office of Financial Aid to inquire how this decision may impact their financial aid awards.

    Technical and Course Requirements

    Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

    • Current operating system
    • Robust high-speed internet connection
    • Current Flash player
    • Active email account

    Students need to be able to create user accounts, navigate a web-based learning platform, send and receive emails, attach files, and open attachments using common computer applications. Students without solid academic or computer skills should consider a traditional classroom format instead.

    In addition to online and lab sessions, students must complete 10 patient contacts at an approved field site. This will require:

    • Up-to-date immunizations: measles/Hep B/-TB (cost varies)
    • PSP criminal clearance ($10)
    • Malpractice insurance at student rates ($38)
    • Cost or fees to meet these requirements are not included in the course fee. More information will be provided at the first session.

    Students must also complete these co-requisite courses to be eligible for certification:

    • IS 100.b (available free online)
    • IS 700.a (available free online)
    • Hazardous Materials Awareness course

    Criminal History

    Students must complete a criminal history form for the Pennsylvania Department of Health upon enrollment in the course. Students with a criminal history may not be eligible for EMT certification or field/clinical experiences. For more information, please see the NREMT policy or the PA Department of Health EMS regulations.


    Preregistration is required. Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration by using the EMT link below and make the $250 nonrefundable deposit to ensure your seat in the class.

    Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled. If the class reaches maximum capacity, students will be added to a waiting list and additional sessions may be added. IUP reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, at which time deposit/registration fees would be refunded. Late registration will be accepted if space is available. The remaining balance of $325 is due August 22, 2021. This payment will be made on your MYIUP page. 

    IUP Emergency Services Training

    South Campus Trailers 
    137 University Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
    Phone: 724-357-4051