Paramedic Program

Paramedic ProgramFurther your career and help save lives! 

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"I was looking for the edge up. I felt that getting an education

here would empower me and help make me a better paramedic."

~ Alex Tull, Health Training paramedic student

"We have a really exceptional group of instructors who push

you to learn more. It's a fun feeling once you relaize that you're

retaining the information you've been putting in."

~ Amanda Portch, Health Training paramedic student

Course Description

This 1,290.5 hour Paramedic Program allows you to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and then apply for state certification. It follows the 2011 National EMS Education Standards. 

This three-phase program consists of 672 hours of intensive, classroom and lab training, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, in the INHS Health Training Facility; followed by a minimum of 258.5 hours of supervised hospital clinical time; and a minimum of 360 hours of supervised paramedic capstone field internship. Clinical rotations and capstone field internships are available at a number of approved locations (or set up at other locations across the country).   

Credentials obtained:  Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support. 

PDF: Paramedic Job Functionality Analysis  

Application Documents 

Applications must be submitted after the candidate has registered and paid the application fee.

To register, click here. Upon registration, application will be emailed to you. 

Application Packet

Course Overview

The INHS Health Training Paramedic Program is conducted in three phases. This three-quarter time program consists of 28 weeks of intensive classroom training at the INHS Training Facility, three days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The second phase consists of a minimum of 258.5 hours of supervised clinical experience in a hospital setting. The third phase is a field internship which consists of a minimum of 360 hours working with an approved paramedic preceptor. 

Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2018.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 87.5%.

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
Employment During Class
Graduate Placement 
HIPAA & Confidentiality
Leave of Absence 
Prior Credit & Experimental Credit  
Promotion and Graduation 
Religious Accommodation
Smoking & Tobacco 
Standards of Progress        
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

Important Dates

NEXT CLASS: October 2021
The application window for the Fall 2021 is NOW OPEN.  Please click here to register for the course application fee. 


The St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Division of Inland Northwest Health Services Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 
Clearwater, FL 33763 
(727) 210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suit 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992 

Washington State Program Approval Information
INHS Health Training is a Washington State Approved EMS Training Program with a training program credential number of 60114613-PRO.  For questions or concerns please contact Washington State DOH - Dawn Felt at (360) 236-2842 or by email at


Students have the opportunity to earn a maximum of 44 credits for Prior Learning to be used to meet partial requirements for a Bachelor Paramedicine Degree from Central Washington University. 


It is essential that attendance in the didactic, lab, clinical, and field internship be top priority for every student who strives to be successful in this Paramedic Program. Attendance is perceived as a strong work ethic by potential and current employers and reflects dedication to the profession and to patient care. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must: 

  1. Submit completed  Paramedic Program Application Packet in its entirety along with a $50.00 application fee to be paid through the INHS course registration website. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Click here to be directed to the course registration site. 
  2. Submit completed and signed Criminal Background Check form included in the application packet. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon an acceptable report from this agency.
  3. Submit a copy of your current driver’s license or state issued identification. 
  4. Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent. 
  5. Submit high school and any post high school transcripts (i.e. technical school, college).
  6. Submit a copy of current state EMT and/or National Registry Basic certificate or advanced level certificates, if applicable. At the time the application is submitted the applicant must have been an EMT for at least one year or one certification period or 1,000 patient contacts at an ALS Agency.  
  7. Submit a copy of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider (or equivalent) CPR card.
  8. Submit one letter of reference from the applicant’s immediate supervisor. 
  9. Submit a written or typed essay describing the applicants EMS experience. The essay must be 500 words or less. 
  10. Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a 200 level Anatomy & Physiology course or successful completion of an on-line program (non-credit). The applicants acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of an Anatomy & Physiology course. All students are encouraged to take an Anatomy & Physiology course for credit. The Corexcel online Anatomy & Physiology Course can be found here: . Use the code INHSap35 to receive $35 off.
  11. Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a Medical Terminology course or successful completion of an on-line program. The applicant's acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of a Medical Terminology course. The Corexcel online Medical Terminology Course can be found here: Use the code INHSmt30 to receive $30 off.

Within one week of the application deadline qualified candidates will be notified of the entrance exam schedule. All applicants must successfully pass a computer based EMS exam with at least a 70%. This test consists of the following sections: reading comprehension, Basic EMT, Anatomy & Physiology, mathematics and a personality assessment. 

Applicants who are accepted will have to confirm their willingness to attend by registering for the course and paying the minimum amount due to secure their enrollment. The minimum amount due includes books and lab fees

The decision to accept an applicant into the Paramedic Program will be based on the following: 

  •  A complete application packet 
  •  Applicant’s essay 
  •  Passing the computer based exam with at least a 70% 
  •  A personal interview with the INHS Paramedic Program selection committee 
  •  Successful completion of the Anatomy and Physiology course (grade of C+ or better) 
  •  Successful completion of the Medical Terminology course (grade of C+ or better) 

Applicants with active employment by an ambulance or fire service are given priority for entrance into the Paramedic Program. 

All applicants will be notified in writing regarding either their acceptance or their rejection into the Paramedic Program.   

Upon Acceptance into the Program

 Paramedic Program students will need to submit complete immunization records to include but not limited to: 

  •  Measles, Mumps and Rubella/Rubeola and
  •  Varicella (if not available, a letter stating when you had the actual illness or titer results)
  •  TB test results (results must be within the immediate past six months)  
  •  Hepatitis B Series (if not completed, documentation of starting the series) 
  •  Tetanus 

Projected Fees

NOTE: These expenses are to help the paramedic student anticipate some of the costs associated with the INHS Health Training Paramedic Program. It is an estimate only and does not include the expenses associated with incidentals, travel, etc. These expenses are subject to change without notice. 

Tuition, Books and Lab Fees:

Application Fee: $50

Tuition: $11,840

Textbooks (required): $1,072

     Jones and Bartlett Emergency Care in the Streets (available in etext)
     Jones and Bartlett Pharmacology
     Aehlert’s ECG’s Made Easy, 5th edition 
     Aehlert’s The 12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3rd edition
     American Heart Association ACLS Student Manual (available in ebooks)
     American Heart Association PALS Student Manual (available in ebooks)
     American Heart Association ECC Student Manuals (available in ebooks)

Lab Fees: $762

     FISDAP – online tool 
     PHTLS Hybrid Course 
     Uniform Shirts (3)  
     Identification Badge  
     Criminal Background Check  
     Disposable Supplies


Other expenses (not provided by INHS). Cost varies by vendor and are subject to change:

     Immunizations: Varies
     10 Panel Drug Test: $55-$75
     NREMT Psychomotor Exam: $450
     NREMT Cognitive Exam: $110
     Anatomy & Physiology Course: Varies
     Medical Terminology: Varies
     Clinical Onboarding fee for Multicare Deaconess $50-$75

Non-Refundable Application Fee (click here to pay).

Tuition, textbooks, and additional fees (click here to see pricing).

Scholarship Information

Scholarships may be available because of a generous donation from Providence Health Care Community Benefit. Students are not eligible to apply until they have been accepted into the course. Please know the scholarship application will be submitted to an independent review board consisting of community members, INHS staff and Providence representatives. All applications will be anonymous; with all identifying information withheld.

Required Textbooks  

  1.  Jones and Bartlett Emergency Care in the Streets, 8th Edition, Book Bundle (available in e-text) 
  2.  Jones and Bartlett, Premiere Online Access 
  3.  Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, 2nd edition  
  4.  Aehlert’s ECG’s Made Easy, 5th edition  
  5.  Aehlert’s The 12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3rd edition   
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