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EMT Basic Admission Requirements

EMT Basic Course Dates:

   Aug. 26 - Dec. 16, 2014   

   Tuesdays & Thursdays   

   Academic Complex #0217  

   5:30 - 9:30 PM

Tuition Information:   

   Full tuition ($750) due upon



 EMT Basic Handbook with Syllabus PDF document

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

Choose the track that fits you best.

Credit Track

  • Earn credits toward a future degree
  • Earn credentials while pursuing a degree.
  • Financial aid eligible

Contact Lee Brown
lee.brown@wku.edu with all inquiries

Noncredit Track

  • No college entrance exams
  • No waiting for college admission
  • Less expensive than our credit option
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 Last Modified 5/7/14