Emergency Medical Technician: EMS123

YC Ambulance

The EMT course is designed to instruct students to become proficient, practical Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s). This course prepares one to function in the areas of controlling life-threatening and non–life threatening situations, and using non-medical skills.

First: For NREMT Reregistration application and requirements go to:

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Second: For AZ State Reregistration application and requirements go to:

Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS-BEMS)


Click these buttons to enter into the EMT program

 Prerequisites for Program

All items below must be completed and brought to first day of class:

  • Negative TB Test Result from physician
  • Copy of Photo ID
  • Evidence of a 10th grade reading level or educational degree
  • Copies of specific medical records
  • Students must be 18 years of age by the last day of class.

The Yavapai College requirements for entry into The EMT course are based upon The Arizona State Rules and Regulations, The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Standards and Regulations, and The American Heart Association Requirements.

 Disclosure - Age Requirements

According to the State of Arizona and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), the age requirement is 18 years of age when taking the Arizona State and National (NREMT) testing.

Note: Due to insurance requirements of various agencies within Arizona, you may not find employment until you are 21 years of age.

Suggestion: If you are between the years of 18-21, before making your final decision, check with the local EMS and Fire agency/s of interest, to see if they have this age restriction as part of employment.

 Course Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum score of 75% and pass the Written Final Test with a 75% (failure to pass the final exam will result in a failing grade for the course).

A final comprehensive practical skills examination will be conducted following the NREMT guidelines and requirements (failure to pass the final skill exam will result in a failing grade for the course).

To receive an AZ Certificate the student must pass the NREMT computer test and send NREMT results to the state in order to receive their EMT Certification.

 Class Credits & Hours
  • Class is 10 Credits
  • 150 hours of Didactic and Practical Skills
  • 10 hours of Clinical Experience over 8 weeks

Maximum 16 hours missed per semester (no make-up hours possible).

 Criminal History

Medical fields may require background checks into past criminal history, which could disqualify a person from entering into the medical field.

Note: For information regarding criminal history, see AZBEMS website, or call the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System at Toll Free (800) 200-8523.

 Financial Aid

Our financial aid staff can help you with applying for grants, loans, federal work-study and scholarships. Please make an appointment with one of our financial advisors at (928) 776-2152. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online in order to be considered for any financial aid. You will need to submit any requested information to the YC Financial Aid Office in order to have your application processed and reviewed before you schedule an appointment.

 Continual Education Credits

EMS Professionals are required to maintain certification through continual education every two years.

Continuing education credits may be obtained from the following sources:

  • Refresher Courses
  • EMS Industry Publications
  • Symposiums
  • Conventions
  • College course related to EMS

Have a question or comment? Let us know!

Did you find what you were looking for? If not, what specific question(s) can we answer? Please note: Personal information is confidential and will not be given out.

Phone(area code +):
Send us your question or comment. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.