REMSA Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Education
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 pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. An EMT certification is the basis for the AEMT program and demonstrates that the participant has clinical skills and knowledge to support the skills needed in the AEMT 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.
All prerequisites must be completed before the start of the class, NOT before the entrance exam.
- Be 18 years old
- Have a current STATE OF NEVADA EMT Certification
- Have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers)
- Have current medical insurance
- Have a clean criminal record. Contact us with specific questions.
- Have proof of a negative TB exam in the last 6 months
- Have proof of immunizations including Hepatitis B, MMR-DPT and Varicella (or positive Chicken Pox history)
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 AEMT program for January 2020 is FULL. The next program will begin in August 2020. Watch this page for entrance testing dates (beginning in June 2020).
The AEMT program meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. for 14 weeks. 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 the minimum requirements of the course and more time may be required if necessary to meet current course standards. National Registry practical testing is also included in the program. A date and time will be chosen for this exam at the beginning of the course.
Upcoming Advanced EMT Course Date:
- The next AEMT course will begin on January 6, 2020.
- Entrance testing to be admitted into the next AEMT course will begin on November 12, 2019. Click here to register for a specific day to take the exam.
The REMSA AEMT program costs $875.00. This fee does not include the course textbook, background check fees, lab 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 into the program you will need to purchase a textbook. Information about the required text will be included in your acceptance notification. Do not wait to secure your text as it is required on the first day of class.