Paramedic Program

The Nation’s First Accredited
Paramedic Program!

Mask Requirement: UCLA recommends well-fitting masks in all facilities. Outdoor masking is optional for all.
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.
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.

Educating EMS Providers for over 50 Years!

The Nation’s first Accredited Paramedic program with 97% first time pass rate on the NREMT Exam and 95% of our graduates employed within 6 months of passing their NREMT exam. Learn More.

Search and rescue officer

Roadmap to Becoming an EMT or Paramedic

Curious about launching your career in Emergency Medical Services with the nation's top EMT program? This infographic highlights the path to become an EMT and the path to continue on to be a paramedic.


Free Info Session – Tuesday, August 20, 2024 @ 6 pm

Meet your Paramedic Program Faculty BEFORE class begins! Attend our online information to learn more about our Program.


EMT in training

Accelerated Paramedic Program:

This Program features lectures 2-3 days per week and skills labs 1 day per week.

Duration: 7 Months

Lectures: Mon, Tues, Weds 8AM-5PM
Skills Labs:Thurs or Fri 8AM-5PM

What Makes UCLA the Best?

  • Amazing Program Medical Directors
  • Engaged Faculty and Academic Advisors
  • Full Cadaver Lab at UCLA Medical Center
  • Online and evening office hours
  • Small skills groups with a 6:1 student to instructor ratio

What’s Included in the Program?

  • 3 months lectures and skills
  • Clinical Internship start week 10
  • Earn ACLS, PALS, PHTLS certifications during the program

Housed in the #1 Public University. Built on the legacy of EMS giants. We match energy with energy to help you succeed.

Paramedic Prep

Ready to take the BIG step to Paramedic? We can help you make the decision, and succeed in class!


Paramedic in training

Becoming A Paramedic

Do I have what it takes to qualify as a student? See complete requirements

  • Hold California EMT Certification
  • Six months EMT work experience
  • Hold BLS Certification

Upcoming Course Dates

Course Start Date
Application Due Date
January 2025
Applications due 9/27/2024
May 2025
Applications due 1/24/2025
September 2025
Applications due 5/16/2025

Advanced Placement Available—Your previous education counts!

68W, RN, Respiratory Therapist—if you have a healthcare license we will evaluate your previous education so you may not have to repeat previous education!

Payment Plans

We get it! This is a big investment. We can help you with our tuition payment plan.



CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 95.3%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 95.9%.

Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 81.2%.