EMT: Emergency Medical Technician

96% NREMT First Time Pass Rates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some changes have been made to course delivery. Lectures for the 4-week accelerated course are planned to be onsite starting February 28, 2022 in accordance with the details listed below. This is subject to change in accordance with UCLA and public health guidance. Skills laboratories are conducted on-site following specific COVID-19 precautions consistent with Los Angeles County Guidelines. Students are asked to only attend class if they are healthy and will complete a UCLA Health Symptom Survey for each day they are on-site. We will continue to update our website for prospective students. Students who are enrolled in a course after this date will receive updates via email from the Center or their course instructor. Required precautions may change as the situation evolves.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The University of California requires all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster dose, to access University facilities and programs. Students who cannot provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination may experience delays in clinical or field placement, extended completion times and the inability to meet course requirements for certification. Limited allowance for medical and religious exemption is reviewed with supporting documentation. Regardless of vaccination status, students may also be required to participate in periodic COVID-19 surveillance testing in accordance with UCLA and local public health guidance.
April 11, 2022: Indoor masking will be highly recommended but no longer required for students who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Please note it is still strongly recommended that individuals wear a well-fitting mask, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors and/or in crowded settings. Those who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be required to wear a well-fitted mask indoors until further notice. Outdoor masking is optional for all

Start Your Healthcare Career with LA’s Top EMT Program

Expert UCLA program faculty teach our EMT courses at Westwood and El Segundo locations to prepare students for EMT certification. Students will receive education on how to provide medical assistance to citizens suffering a medical emergency or traumatic injury.

Free Info Session – August 3 @ 6PM

Join an online information session with our EMT faculty to determine if our EMT program is right for you!


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Accelerated EMT Program:

This four-week EMT course is a great offering for students looking to start treating patients quickly. This class format has provided success to thousands of EMTs.

Duration: 4 weeks

Lectures & Skills Labs: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8AM-5PM

Online EMT Program:

This ten-week course is a great offering for students looking for EMT training with a flexible schedule. This class format includes online lectures, self-paced interactive assignments, and on-site skills labs.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Lectures: Mon & Wed. 7PM-9PM
Skills Labs - choose one:
• Sat 8AM-6PM
• Sun 8AM-6PM
• Tues & Thurs 6PM-10PM

Students must attend at least one online lecture at the scheduled time per week (lectures are all recorded). There are two options for skills labs; you must attend the selected time slot for the duration of the course.

Enroll Today

Accelerated Classroom Courses
Course fee: $1,595
Required Materials: $342


Online Course + Skills Sessions
Course fee: $1,595
Required Materials: $342


Non-Refundable Fee: $100

What is the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic

What’s the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?

Curious about launching your career in Emergency Medical Services with the nation's top EMT program? Learn about the differences between these two levels of professional certification, and how you can get started.


EMT Prep

With an EMT level review of various topics, the EMT Prep class will provide you with insights and knowledge into the EMS field.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions regarding enrollment, prerequisites, attendance, course fees, and more.


Payment Plans

You can enroll in a payment plan for eligible courses and secure your seat with a down payment.


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Course Prerequisites

Learn about the requirements you must meet to participate in our EMT program.


Required Materials

You will need a few additional items to complete the course. Learn more here.