Welcome to the Center for EMS Training

  First Aid ▪ CPR ▪ BLS ▪ ACLS ▪ PALS ▪ ITLS ▪ First Responder ▪ EMT ▪ Enhanced ▪ Intermediate ▪ Paramedic
EMS Training

3619 High Street, Suite A

Portsmouth, VA 23707

701 Industrial Park Drive

Newport News, VA 23608

Toll Free: (877) 334-2669

Local: (757) 465-0100

Fax: (757) 606-2904

EMT Basic

Required Forms:
CEMS Admission Application

Health Assessment & Physical Exam
Prospective Student Letter

Note: A Laptop is required to be able to take exams in class.

Emergency Medical Technician (4 year certification)

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification program is designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care.

The course requires a minimum of 144 hours of classroom and skills instruction and 10 hours of Clinical/Field rotations for a total of 154 hours of training. Virginia certification requires successful completion of a standardized cognitive and psychomotor skills examination. This course is designed to train individuals to serve as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. This includes all skills necessary to provide emergency medical care as an attendant-in-charge with a basic life support ambulance service or other specialized rescue service.

Upon successfully completion of the training program, the student will be capable of performing the following functions:

(1) Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injury to assess requirements for emergency care.

(2) Administer appropriate emergency care to stabilize the patient’s condition.

(3) Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient in a way as to minimize discomfort and further injury.

The EMT training program is based upon the Virginia EMS Education Standards derived the USDOT National EMS Education Standards.

(As referenced from OEMS)

For Non College Credit: Students wishing to enroll into the EMT Basic Program and who do not wish to receive college credits will enroll directly with the Center for EMS Training.

Students who are seeking college credit towards the A.A.S degree, Paramedic , Intermediate EMT , or a Career Studies Certificate for EMT,  utilizing financial aid or Veterans Administration benefits will also enroll with Thomas Nelson Community College at www.tncc.edu . Choose “Student” then select “Become a student”, and select Emergency Medical Services.

Tuition Fees and Policy:   

9 Credit hours at the current TNCC tuition rate, $124.50 per credit hour and a $475.00 Course Fee.

Price: $1120.50(does not include course fee)

Course tuition and application fee  is expected to be paid in full two weeks prior to the scheduled class along with the students application UNLESS you are an enrolled TNCC student, in which  the students application and application fee needs to be submitted two weeks prior to the scheduled class. Payment may be made by Cash, Certified Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Students enrolling where fees are paid by the employer / agency must submit written authorization or valid purchase order with the students’ application. Full tuition will be refunded if withdrawn 5 days prior to the beginning of the course. There will be no refunds for withdrawals once the program has begun.

“An additional fee of $475.00 applies to this program. One Clinical Shirt, Criminal Background Check, Clinical/Field Internship badge, ExamSoft, and maintenance of the student records are included in this fee. This fee is due no later than January 08,2013. If this fee is not received by the deadline, CEMS reserves the right to remove the student from class until such time as the fee is paid in full. Any absences due to non-payment will count against the student.”

*The EMT program is approved for Veterans Administration Benefits*

Application Process:
The completed student application form, tuition and all supporting documentation should be submitted as soon as possible to reserve class position to include:

1. Proof of age as evidenced by a copy of the students drivers license, State issued I.D.  or certified birth certificate.
2. Copy of a current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider 2010 Guidelines or American  Red Cross Professional Rescuer certification card 2010 Guidelines.

1. The minimum age for course enrollment is 16 years of age at the start of the training program. Students less than 18 years of age attending the course must provide documentation from an officer of their agency if applicable and the signature of a parent or legal guardian verifying their approval of the student attending the course.

2. Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language.

3. Be of sound physical and mental condition, capable of performing all assigned duties. Have no physical defect, which would render the student unable to perform all practical skills required for this level of training.

4. Hold a current certification in an approved course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Healthcare Provider CPR or Professional Rescuer).

5. Have never been convicted of a felony under the laws of this State or of the United States

6. Have never been founded on Child, Domestic or Elderly Abuse.

7. Have never had an EMS License or Certificate revoked or suspended by any certifying agency.


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT):
EMS 100 CPR for Healthcare Providers
(1 credit) Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. Equivalent to HLT 105. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
(7 credits) Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CPR certification at the Health Care Provider level. Co-requisite(s): EMS 100 and EMS 120. Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT-Basic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. Lecture 5 hours + lab 4 hours = total 8 hours per week.

EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Clinical
(1 credit) Co-requisite(s): EMS 111 and EMS 100. Observes in a program approved clinical/field setting. Includes topics for both EMS 111 and EMS 100, dependent upon the program in which the student is participating and is a co-requisite to EMS 111 Lab 2 hours per week.

(Course number and information referenced from TNCC website )

Required textbooks;  AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 10 th Edition and American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers 2010 Guidelines

(Required Textbooks are  available through Thomas Nelson Community College)

This class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 10pm at our Newport News Location. Clinical/ride time will be scheduled based on your availability by your instructor.

Course Cost:  $1120.50

To Register for the EMT Basic course:

Please call 757-465-0100.