The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is qualified in advanced emergency care by a competency-based training program of didactic, clinical, and a field internship. Competencies include but are not limited to the recognition, assessment, and management of medical and trauma emergencies. The Advanced EMT primarily provides prehospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The AEMT level has as its base the EMT program and has proven clinical skills and knowledge to support the skills in addition to the basic program. This level does not conflict or compete with the Paramedic level; it is another level that exists as a result of different skills being emphasized.
To enter this course prospective students must:
All prospective students must register for an entrance exam and complete the exam to be ranked and accepted into the program. The exam includes information on EMT knowledge, basic reading, and math comprehension. There is no study guide for this exam. Students are encouraged to be refreshed on current EMT knowledge and be prepared to complete simple math including addition, subtractions, fractions, conversions, and some basic algebra.
The REMSA AEMT course typically meets Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Courses typically begin in January, April, and July and last approximately 28 class days. The schedule is subject to change.
You will also be required to schedule and complete two (2) 12-hour clinical shifts and two (2) 12-hour field shifts outside of class time. These are minimum requirements of the course and more time may be required if necessary to meet current course standards.
Students are required to attend class, labs, clinical time, and an ambulance shift. Failure to complete any of these requirements will result in failing the program. Students are allowed to miss up to 15 hours of class time and will not be allowed to complete missed quizzes or exams.
Students must maintain a 70% average in the class to be eligible to test and remain in the program. All exams must be passed with an 80% or higher. Students scoring between a 70 and 79 will be allowed to retest one time and must score an 80% on the retest.
- A 90-100
- B 80-89
- C 70-79
- D 60-69
- F 0-59
The AEMT class is fast paced and demanding of your time and effort. Successful students will need to dedicate a significant amount of time outside the classroom to studying and skill development in order to meet the requirements to pass this class. EMS is a career that requires professionalism and character and you will be consistently evaluated not only on your academic endeavors but you professional behavior as well.
The REMSA AEMT program costs $775.00. This fee does not include the course textbook, background check fees, or accessories that you deem necessary to be successful. Students will need to have access to a watch and stethoscope for clinical rotations.
Once accepted in the program you will need to purchase or rent a textbook. Information about the required text will be included with your acceptance notification. Do not wait to secure your text as it is required on the first day of class.
You are encouraged to know the physical and mental demands of the EMT profession. Students will be required to participate in labs, clinical internships, and field internships. There are no exceptions to these requirements. This is a physically and mentally demanding field and you will be required to participate safely in all aspects of the program. Please read the Functional Job Analysis that is included in the email confirmation you receive after registering for the entrance exam or by clicking here.
In addition to physical requirements of the program, you need to be prepared to put in a great deal of effort to be academically successful in this program. Successful students typically spend an additional 10 to 15 hours per week studying material and preparing for exams outside the classroom. It is expected that all students will come to class prepared by reading all associated materials from the text. Students will be tested regularly and any student failing to meet academic standards will be dropped from the program.
REMSA frequently hires EMS providers for a variety of positions. Check our employment opportunities page for more information and a current list of open positions.