Have you decided to take the next step to AEMT?
Or, are you new to EMS and want to know more about what an AEMT is?
What is an Advanced EMT (AEMT) anyway?
An Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is simply an EMT Basic with slightly advanced skills. The AEMT is the bridge between your average EMT and the certified Paramedic. An AEMT can not only preform basic life support skills of an EMT, but can also deliver limited advanced life support.
According the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's (NREMT), an AEMT is:
"The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system."
AEMTs are commonly found as fire fighters and law enforcement officers.
What does one need to become an AEMT?
To become an AEMT, one would first need to find out the exact licensing requirements for the state you live in. To work professionally as an AEMT, each state requires a licence with the state directly. Almost (if not every) state has a web page dedicated to EMS licensing requirements. The web pages cover the exact requirements, application process, and fees needed to attain the state licence.
In almost every state, each AEMT hopeful needs to first become a certified/licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Each AEMT applicant needs to first also ensure they do not have anything in their personal criminal history that would prevent them from accessing sensitive areas in hospitals and EMS providers.
A valid drivers license may also be required, depending on where the student will be attempting to use their new AEMT certification.
This is the link to the Initial Licensure for EMT, AEMT, & Paramedic for Texas - https://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/certinfo.shtm
How can PERCOMOnline help those who want to become an AEMT?
If you are certified with NREMT or are licensed in the state of Texas as an EMT, PERCOMOnline can assist you to the next level with a program that is flexible, self-paced, and affordable. We had working EMTs in mind when we designed our program, and find that it fits into most schedules.
The AEMT Program is a 9 month maximum training regiment, that has 3 parts.
Part 1. Online Didactic - Each AEMT student will have up to 5 months to complete the coursework and course final exam. All of this portion is provided online. The coursework can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Final exams are hosted via proctored webinar on the student's personal computer at home or work.
Part 2. Skills Training/Testing - This portion of the program is live at one of our training facilities in Texas or Missouri(private sessions only). For AEMT, each student will have two 2-day practice sessions, and one 2-day testing session with a live instructor and classmates.
Part 3. Clinical Internship - The last part of the AEMT program is a minimum of 168 clinical hours that will be acquired working under the student capacity at hospitals and EMS agencies within PERCOMOnline's clinical network.
Each AEMT student will have up to 9 months to complete all 3 parts. Extensions are available if more time is needed.
How to register for AEMT at PERCOMOnline
Signup and registration for this program is done using PERCOMOnline's websites, like percomcourses.com.
To signup for AEMT, please choose from one of the following tuition programs:
After you have completed your signup and payment online, please allow 1-2 business days for processing on our end. Once it has processed, you will receive an email directing you to a web page that contains all of the registration information and online form for your documents, address, etc.
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