Emergency Medical Courses

EMT Refresher Course

This 20-hour NCCP course will be held February 1-2, 2020. Tuition is $275. This is a hybrid course including 16 hours in class and 4 hours of online education. Registration now available.

Emergency Medical Technician Class

Summer 2020 EMT Class Starting in June

This is an evening class, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am-1:00pm, at the Department of Emergency Management Office. You can register for the course by visiting the enrollment page for UMEMS X1000 - Initial Emergency Medical Technician

Some additional information about our EMT Course:

This class is designed to prepare you for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician following DOT and National Registry guidelines.

Additional information to know about the EMT Program here at the University:

  • The course is run solely through the Department of Emergency Management and is a non-credit course.
  • You are not able to utilize financial aid for the course, as payment is made by credit card through the online registration portal.
  • You must attend all classes, clinical rotations and pass the written and practical exams with an 80% to be eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam. Successful completion of this will certify you as a State of Minnesota EMT and NREMT.
  • The cost of the course is: $1,700.00.
  • You must be CPR-Certified in order to successfully complete the course. If you are not currently BLS-Certified by the American Heart Association, or BLS for the Professional Rescuer by the American Red Cross, BLS will be provided during the course.  


In order to successfully complete the EMT course, all candidates must also complete the following online courses through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. These courses are free and can be completed online. Ideally, candidates will complete this training prior to the first day of class, but it must be completed before the final exam. Completion certificates should be printed and brought to class on day 1.

Continuing EMS Education

UMEMS provides external and internal courses in many areas. External courses are open to the public, while internal courses are open to UMEMS members only. Courses are offered on an as-needed basis.

For more information on current course offerings and availability, contact UMEMS at 612-625-8047 or via email umems@umn.edu.

Below is a list of classes UMEMS offers:

Course name External Internal
CPR for the Healthcare Professional Yes Yes
Heartsaver CPR & AED Yes Yes
HeartStart AED Use Yes Yes
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial Yes Yes
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher Yes Yes
For groups interested in an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course or refresher, please contact umems@umn.edu.