How does it work?


3 Part EMT Training PROGRAM

1:  Firstly, complete the online coursework and proctored final exam.

2: Then, complete 3-day skills learning/testing session in TX.

3: Last, complete clinical rotations at PERCOM clinical sites across the US.

In summary, our hybrid/online EMT training program is comprised of audio lectures with real Instructors, instructional videos, live weekly online chat rooms, and live “in-person” training/testing sessions at PERCOMOnline EMT skills and clinical locations.

EMT Training Requirements

If you live in a state other than Texas and are thinking about taking our program, click here for information on certification and licensing rules in your state.

Must Have:

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • Valid Government Issued Identification Card
  • Nothing in personal criminal background preventing work as a medical professional.

Other EMT Training Requirements:

  • Class signup At EMSTesting.com & PlatinumPlanner.com (Not Included In Tuition)
  • EMT Textbook (Not Included In Tuition)
  • American Heart Association BLS Provider Certification
  • Internet Access
  • Web Cam, Mic & Speakers
  • Watch With Second Hand
  • Stethoscope
  • Certification/Licensing Fees Not Included
  • Travel/accommodation for skills & clinicals not included
EMT training guy in chair

 

Home-Based EMT Training System

Attend EMT class from the comfort of home! Our online coursework and chat rooms can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet, or pc/laptop.

Open Enrollment

Start the course within 7-10 days of days of signup! However, this can vary depending on background check processing time. The three-month coursework and six-month program deadlines begin the day you are officially enrolled, as well as a weekly attendance requirement to login at PERCOMCourses.com.

EMT training comparison chart

Online EMT Training & Final Exam

Course Available 24/7

Our exclusive EMT training course content is combination of open book exams, audio lectures, presentations, instructional videos, and homework assignments.

The Final Exam is given live by a PERCOMOnline Exam Proctor by utilizing online webinar software from your home or office. This method allows the Proctor to explain the rules and administer the examination from within a secure, online environment.

girl studying on laptop
EMT team saving victim

3 Day “Hands-on” Session

“National Registry EMT Psychomotor Exam”

Once the student has completed the online course and final exam, the next training step is the live skill learning/testing session. Our regularly scheduled skills lab (aka. “EMT Exit Sessions“) consists of a 3 day long live lab event: 2 days Practice Lab; 1 day Testing Lab.

If regularly scheduled training labs do not fit your personal schedule, then private sessions averaging 8 hours can be purchased and scheduled around your availability.

The session begins with familiarization of materials and equipment and then quickly moves into the “hands-on” skills training with fellow students. Furthermore, the dates for these sessions are posted on the PERCOMOnline Events Calendar 10-12 months in advance.

Clinical Rotations & 1st Patient Contact

Utilize the nation’s largest EMT training clinical network, and also signup your local EMS provider or hospital inside a Regional Training State!

Our Clinical Coordinator ON STAFF is ready and waiting to assist with your clinical scheduling!

Pre-Clinical Checklist:

  • Physical form completed by your physician or clinic
  • Copies or proof of the required immunizations
  • Possibly other forms depending on clinical location
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen within 30 days of rotations
  • TB skin test within 6 months of rotations

Patient Contact

Your first contact with real patients as a medical professional begins! During that process, you will track your clinical hours using PlatinumPlanner.com.

  • 36 Hours Emergency Room
  • 48 Hours EMS
  • 8 Hours Labor & Delivery
  • 8 Hours Respiratory Therapy

TOTAL:100 Hours

sample NREMT certificate

Certify as National Registry EMT

As a result of completing this EMT program’s training requirements, the student will receive their EMT Course Completion from PERCOMOnline. Furthermore, they will then be officially qualified to take the National Registry (NREMT) Cognitive Exam.

When the EMT student is ready, they will first create a National Registry Account, and then submit their application and fees. Lastly, scheduling the NREMT Cognitive Exam is online and administered at a local Pearson VUE Testing Center.

*Certification/Licensing Fees Not Included*

ENROLL into EMT Training at PERCOMOnline

  • Signup using tuition options on this website
  • Use link provided by Admissions to access Course Registration web page
  • Submit scanned copy of your government issued photo identification card, proof of high school graduation or GED completion, American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR/AED Card, and initialed & signed EMT Entrance Document PDF
  • Class signup At EMSTesting.com (Not Included In Tuition)

EMT Program Textbook

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured – 11th Edition

  • ISBN-13: 978-1284080179

EMT FAQs

How does the EMT program work?

Our EMT Program is a self paced, 6 month max, National Registry of EMTs approved and TX licensed online-based and in-person training program.

The first half of the program is completely online. Each student has up to 3 months to complete the online course, homeworks, research exams, and final exam to qualify for the 2nd part of the program.

The last 3 months starts with a 2 day EMT skills training and testing session that is in person at one of our approved training facilities. The remainder of this time is used to complete at least 100 hours of clinical shifts in the hospital and on an ambulance.

Once completed, the EMT student will receive an official Couse Completion certificate and will be marked "Eligible to test" in the NREMT database.

At that point, the student is ready to sit for the NREMT written exam for certification, which is needed for the state license in TX and many other US states.

Do I need to be 18 years old to enroll?

Not necessarily. You at least need to be 17 years old that will be turning 18 in the next 3-4 months. And, you must be a high school senior about to graduate in the next 3-4 months.

This is because each student must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma to officially attend clinical shifts at medical facilities.

TIP TO SENIORS - If you are about to graduate and wish to enroll now, please contact Admissions for a special High School Senior discount!

Will I have to travel for this course?

More than likely, you will have to do some distance travelling for this program, even if you reside in Texas.

The first in person part of the program is the skills session. This is only held at our offices in Abilene, TX at this time. So, about 3-4 months into your program, you will be required to travel to Abilene.

The remaining clinical portion of the program will be achieved using multiple hospital and EMS sites in our network. Exact locations depend on shift/department availability. We do take student location requests into consideration during the scheduling phase.

Can I get credit as an ARMY medic/other trained medical professional?

Information for possible students looking for waivers based on past experience. This applies to people like ARMY medics, MARINE/NAVY corpsmen, previously licensed EMTs, RNs, etc.

POLICY FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT OR ADVANCED PLACEMENT

PERCOM and its cooperative programs do not believe that students who have completed other training opportunities should automatically have to “redo” work.  Based on that premise, there may be times when the Coordinator or Program Director may choose to grant advanced placement for existing licenses, certifications or completed courses obtained by students from other approved programs, educational institutions, or military programs.  Any credit granted will require verifiable documentation provided by the student or through student acquisition methods to be placed in the students file if he/she is accepted into the PERCOM EMS Academy.  Not ALL “proofs” will be accepted as meeting the standards set by state and national authorities or by the PERCOM administrative staff, and PERCOM reserves the right to approve or disapprove any request for advanced placement for any specific portion of training for any reason.  Examples of potential placement based on produced documentation of proof of existing certifications, licensures or prior training and educational opportunities are listed below.  Situations not covered in this document will be evaluated for possible approval by PERCOM administration on a case by case basis.  Potential advanced placement will be worded as “waiver” in this document.

*NOTE: PERCOM DOES NOT ACCEPT TRANSFER “CREDITS”FROM OTHER SCHOOLS OR COLLEGES AND DOES NOT GRANT “CREDITS” FOR COURSES COMPLETED IN ITS ACADEMY.  A TRANSCRIPT WILL BE GENERATED FOR PARAMEDIC GRADUATES OUTLINING HOURS GRANTED AS COMPLETED FOR EACH COURSE LEVEL AND WILL DELINEATE ANY ADVANCED PLACEMENT GRANTED AS “C” ON THE TRANSCRIPT. 

EMT Program

Waiver of some or all homework assignments may be granted based on production of the following documents or items.  However, students remain responsible for the information presented over these items in the course and in text and may see testing of the information in the form of Research Exam questions, skills exam scenarios, Final Exam questions or other methods.  The Coordinator will choose which, if any, assignments will be waived based on produced documentation.  However, standard norms are also listed.  *Note:  No students will be exempted from passing the Final Exam or Exit/Testing Skills Session under any circumstances.

A&P HW and Behavioral Emergencies HW Waived

  • Copy of current ECA/FR/EMR certification
  • Copy of current RN, PA, MD, DO licenses (other medical licensures MAY be accepted upon review)
  • Physicians with licenses other than U.S. MD or DO must be independently approved by the Lead Medical Director.  Typically, MD’s from Canada, England, Germany, and Australia are accepted as long as the license and resume/CV is current and valid.  MD’s from other countries may or may not be accepted.  The Lead Medical Director maintains ultimate authority for review and approval of MD’s with foreign credentials.

All Homework Assignments Waived EXCEPT NIMS 100 and 700, Terrorism, or military equivalents

  • Proof of prior EMT, AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification with a documentable resume outlining EMS 911 experience while certified for at least one year in the field AND proof from national or state certification or licensing authorities of expired prior certification/licensure claimed.  However, students remain responsible for the information presented over these items in the course and in text and may see testing of the information in the form of Research Exam questions, skills exam scenarios, Final Exam questions or other methods.
  • Students who are 68W or its equivalent in other branches of the military who allowed their civilian NREMT-EMT certification to expire are also waived under this requirement as listed, as long as the student is continuing to work in the “medic” environment in the military. Students who no longer work in that type of MOS and whose NREMT certification has lapsed must meet the requirements in the previous paragraphs.  Documentation must be provided to verify status for either scenario.

Clinical and Field Rotation Waivers

  • Proof of prior EMT, AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification that is expired less than 5 years.
  • Proof of completion of clinical or field rotations from another state licensed EMS education program for EMT, AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification within the last 3 years IF the student is able to produce proof of course enrollment in that school and copies of ALL clinical and field rotation records for review for potential credit.  These records must meet State rule minimum requirements for credit in PERCOM’s program toward course completion.  (Student clinical or field rotation completion from another program greater than 3 years old will NOT be granted exemption.)
  • For students whose EMT, AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification has been expired GREATER than 5 years, students must produce proof of prior EMT, AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification with a documentable resume outlining EMS 911 experience while certified for at least one year in the field.
  • Students with approved existing healthcare licenses, such as RN, who work in the hospital environment and have produced a verifiable resume that incorporates proof of ER and OB experience (even if that experience outlined was from nursing school rotations), may be exempted from having to rotate in the hospital environment. However, the Clinical Program reserves the right to incorporate those hours into all EMS exposure environments.
  • Students who are 68W or its equivalent in other branches of the military who allowed their civilian NREMT certification to expire are also waived under this requirement as listed as long as the student is continuing to work in the “medic” environment in the military. Students who no longer work in that type of MOS and whose NREMT certification has been lapsed greater than 5 years must meet requirements as listed in the previous paragraphs to be exempted from clinical and field rotations.  Documentation must be provided to verify status for either scenario as described above.
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