Emergency Medical Technician: Online & Traditional

Accelerated Classroom Format

Course fee: $1495 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $272


Online Course + Sunday or 8-Day Format

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Course fee: $1495 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $272
Note that in addition to the online lectures and the skills sessions listed below, you will be taking six exams during the course either in our facilities, or at your home via ProctorU, a third-party service. Please see the page text for details.


Start your healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician with our EMT program. The EMT is a front-line, entry-level healthcare provider. As an EMT, you may work in a variety of environments: transporting patients between facilities, responding to emergency calls, in a hospital emergency department, and elsewhere a first-response capability is required. EMT certification and work experience are required for those seeking Paramedic training, and many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers started their careers as EMTs.

We offer the EMT program in a traditional classroom format, and in an online format with on-site skills instruction. For the online course, we offer several schedule options as described below. All provide the same curriculum and expert UCLA faculty. These courses fill fast, so please register when the course date you prefer is available.

• Accelerated classroom program: Four weeks, in class Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday, 8am-5pm. No class on Wednesdays.

• Online course + Sundays: Live online sessions in the evening for ten weeks, plus self-paced interactive assignments, and 8 Sundays on-site for skills instruction.

• Online course + Saturdays: Live online sessions in the evening for ten weeks, plus self-paced interactive assignments, and 8 Saturdays on-site for skills instruction.

Live Online Classroom: For the online courses, live online classrooms are Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm - 8:30pm. You must attend one of the online classes at the scheduled time, and you may view the other one via recording (or live).

Exams: During the online/hybrid program, regardless of the skills instruction schedule you choose, you will be taking six online exams over the course of the program. We offer three options for taking these exams, and you may mix and match any combination that is convenient for you. The exams are all identical:

  • You may test in person at our facilities on six Saturdays (dates TBA) at 5220 Pacific Concourse (8a-2p; free parking);
  • You may test in person at our facilities on six Wednesdays (dates TBA) at 1083 Gayley Ave. in Westwood (8a-11a; parking $12);
  • or you may take the exams online at home via ProctorU, a third-party service that enables you to take a secure, proctored exam via your own computer at your own location ($19.75 per exam).

For the online/hybrid program, skills instruction is tightly scheduled, and you must all sessions in the schedule you choose at enrollment (i.e. Sundays, four-day blocks, or Saturdays). In the traditional classroom program, you may miss up to 8 hours total.

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 $272. Your enrollment confirmation will include the link to purchase these.

All EMT courses also require two 12-hour ambulance ride-along shifts, which you will schedule during your EMT course.

On successfully completing our 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 in Los Angeles County.