Meadville Hybrid EMT


    The IUP Division of Emergency Services Training announces an Online/Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. 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.

    Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMTs certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification as an EMT. 


    Meadville Area Ambulance, 872 Water Street, Meadville, PA 16335


    March 8, 2018, through June 17, 2018

    First Session

    • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
    • Session is mandatory

    Lab Sessions:

    • Saturday/Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • April 14–15, 2018
      • May 19–20, 2018
      • June 16–17, 2018
    • All sessions mandatory


    $775 (includes text, online access code, and initial NREMT exam fee) plus additional fees as required for clinical contacts (malpractice insurance/immunizations/criminal clearances).

    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. There are academic and attendance requirements in this course. The technical requirements, list of corequisites, and additional fees not included in the course cost are listed below. Students must be 18 years of age to enroll. 

    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 e-mail account

    Students need to be able to create user accounts, navigate a web-based learning platform, send and receive e-mails, attach files, and open attachments using common computer applications. Students without good 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 a minimum:

    • Up-to-date immunizations.
    • Current negative TB test (cost varies) uploaded to Castle Branch.
    • PSP criminal clearance through Castle Branch.
    • HIPPA Training through Castle Branch.
    • Malpractice Insurance at student rates ($38 HPSO) for unaffiliated students uploaded to Castle Branch.
    • Costs or fees to meet these requirements are not included in the course fee.

    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 positive criminal history may not be eligible for EMT certification or field/clinical experiences. For more information, please see the NREMT policy or the PA DOH EMS regulations.


    Preregistration is required. Anyone interested in attending should complete the enrollment form  and return it with a $225 nonrefundable deposit by February 27, 2018. Please make check or money order payable to “IUP.” Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled. 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 $550 is due at the first class session.