Emergency Medical Technician: Online & Traditional

Free EMT info session Wednesday, September 18 @ 6pm

Eventbrite - UCLA EMT Student Info Session - September 18

Accelerated Classroom Courses

Course fee: $1,495 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $275.41


Online Course + Sundays or Evenings

Course fee: $1,495 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $275.41 + optional test fees


EMT Course

97% first-time NREMT pass rate

Start your healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician with Los Angeles' top EMT program. An EMT is a front-line, entry-level healthcare provider who is often the first to provide medical assistance to citizens suffering a medical emergency or traumatic injury. EMT certification and work experience are also critical steps for those seeking Paramedic training. Many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers began their careers as EMTs.

Course Formats

Westwood and
El Segundo locations

We offer the EMT program in a one-month accelerated classroom format as well as in an online format with on-site skills instruction. Expert UCLA program faculty teach all our courses. Students complete two ride-along shifts with EMS agencies in Los Angeles and will meet leading EMS agencies who recruit from our classes.

• Accelerated classroom program:  A month long with lecture and skills labs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. No class is scheduled on Wednesdays but faculty are available to offer skills guidance, review content, and answer questions.

• Online course:  Eight weeks, with online lectures on Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00pm, plus self-paced interactive assignments. Students must attend at least one online lecture live at the scheduled time. Live attendance is not required for other online lectures; students have the option to join live or view the recording. Skills are on-site, either on Sundays (8:00am - 6:00pm) or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:00pm - 10:00pm). Skills sections are staffed for the number of students registered, so please choose the schedule that works for you at the time you enroll.

Exams: During the online program, you will take six exams. You may visit our location to take the exams or take them online from via a third-party service at a cost of $19.75 for each exam you choose to take online.

Required Materials: In lieu of a textbook, all EMT courses require that you purchase Jones & Bartlett's online course access and Fisdap testing/skills tracking service, for a total cost of $275.41.

Following successful completion of the EMT program, you will be eligible to take the national certifying exam (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – NREMT) and become licensed as an EMT through your local county.