EMT Basic Program
Admission Requirements for the EMT Basic Program
The EMT-B course is approximately five months and includes a 10-hour observation at an advanced life support ambulance service or an emergency room.
State regulations pertaining to becoming an EMT-B:
- The student is at least sixteen years of age (must be at least 18 at time of certification)
- The student is currently enrolled in grades 9 – 12 with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or holds a high school diploma or GED
- The student understands, reads, speaks, and writes the English language with a comprehension and performance level equal to at least the ninth grade of education, otherwise known as Level 4, verified by testing as necessary
- The student is not currently subject to disciplinary action pursuant to KRS Chapter 311A that would prevent certification
- The student meets all additional requirements established by KEMSA and or Western Kentucky University
- The student holds a valid motor vehicle operator’s license or learners permit from a state or territory in the United States
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