Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Course Description

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Course is a comprehensive program consisting of both classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical (hospital observation) and field (ambulance observation) components. The course adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National Standards curricula used in the past.   

Course Overview

The course consists of 168 hours of classroom time that includes hands-on skills training sessions. The student will be scheduled to complete a clinical internship rotation consisting of two, 12-hour shifts in the emergency room where they will observe and assist with the assessment and management of patients within the scope of practice for the AEMT. The student is also required to complete three, 12-hour shifts in the prehospital setting with an EMS agency. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to assess and manage a minimum of 10 patients and document the care.   

Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs psychomotor and cognitive exams which lead to certification at the AEMT level in the State of Washington, as well as with the National Registry of EMTs. 

INHS Health Training School Catalog and Student Policy Manual (manual topics listed below)

Admission Requirements 
Appeal and Grievance Process 
Cancellation and Refund 
Class Representative 
Clinical and Internship Requirements
Course Completion
Course Descriptions 
Didactic & Internship Evaluation Policy 
Discrimination Policy 
Employment During Class
Graduate Placement 
HIPAA & Confidentiality
Leave of Absence 
Prior Credit & Experimental Credit
Promotion and Graduation 
Smoking & Tobacco 
Student Conduct 
Student Counseling and Evaluations 
Student Health
Student Information Protection
Student Performance Guidelines
Technical Standards 
Testing and Grading Criteria 
Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation 
Uniform and Personal Appearance 
Vacation and Holidays – School Closures 
Withdrawal and Readmission

Course Registration

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his/her role as an entry level Advanced EMT. 
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry level Advanced EMT. 
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry level Advanced EMT. 

Course Content

Required Hours: 

  • Classroom Hours: 168 (Includes – Didactic, Practical Skills and Examinations) 
  • Clinical Rotation (ER): 24 
  • Internship (Field): 36 
  • Total Required Hours = 228 

Eligibility Requirements 

Participants must:  

  • Be 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Provide proof of current certification as an EMT with at least one year of experience. 
  • Be physically capable of performing the essential duties of an AEMT.
  • Hold a current CPR course completion card at the American Heart Association "Healthcare Provider” level or the American Red Cross "CPR for the Professional Rescuer” level.

Application Process

You may apply for admission into the AEMT course by completing the application available below. The application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the course. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Please know that enrollment into the AEMT course is a two-step process. This process includes registering and minimum payment as well as completion and submission of the course application (to be emailed after registration). Should the applicant complete both of these steps and meet the minimum requirements, they are considered accepted and enrolled in the program. 

 Advanced EMT Application Packet This application is for reference only. Please only complete and submit the application attached to the registration confirmation email.

Course Tuition

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  • All Tuition must be paid by the first day of class unless arrangements are made. Fees are subject to change. 

Testing and Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion which will allow the student to take the National Registry of EMTs psychomotor examination and the cognitive computer adaptive test (CAT). Successful completion of the National Registry of EMTs examinations will then allow the students to complete the Washington State Department of Health Initial EMS Certification Application Packet. 

To register with the National Registry of EMTs visit

To view the Washington State Department of Health's EMT Certification Requirements, click here.

Important Dates

INHS holds one Advanced EMT Class a year, click here to view dates and times for our upcoming class.


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