This Emergency Medical Technician (Initial) - Arizona State course fulfills all the training requirements set forth by the State of Arizona for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). All students are expected to participate in both skills and lecture. The class prepares the student to render pre-hospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during inter-facility transfers. Students will cover selected topics and anatomy, physiology, patient assessment and emergency treatment. Theoretical learning is followed by corresponding skills training. Students will be required to take quizzes on each chapter, as well as 4 block exams and a final Exam. All quizzes and tests will be given in multiple choice format. Students must complete a minimum of 130 hours of instruction to be eligible to complete the course.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry certification exam, which serves as the current certifying exam for both the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) and the State of Arizona. Once students pass the NREMT exam and obtain and NREMT card, they will be nationally certified Emergency Medical Technicians. Students will then be able to register in the state of their choosing. Additional specific state requirements may apply.
Is This Course Certified?
Each student who successfully completes this course will be issued a Certificate of Completion from Safety Unlimited, Inc.
This course is held at the Safety Unlimited Training Center in Glendale, Arizona located at 5730 W Peoria Avenue, Suite 102. A complete list of currently-scheduled courses is in the Schedule Tab. We add new training dates frequently so check back often for updates.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course prepares the EMT student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMT’s, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the prehospital setting, and providing patient transportation. Opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully pass the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam. Upon completion of said certification exam, an EMT may gain employment and/or progress to paramedic level training. With very few exceptions, the EMT course is conducted at the basic life support level, do not expect to learn nor engage in advanced life support training and/or activities. Students must be 18 years of age to complete the program
Required for Successful Completion
Attendance of all training sessions.
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- Must be at least 18 years old to complete program
- Must pass a reading proficiency test at the 9th grade level minimum
- Must have a current and valid American Heart Association BLS CPR certificate
- Must have all current immunizations/vaccinations as required by clinical sites
- Must pass a background check