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Polaris Training Concepts

Guiding Your Way to Success

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Polaris Training Concepts

Guiding Your Way to Success

Emergency Medical Technician


This intensive 11-week course is designed to prepare participants in all phases of pre-hospital emergency care. Participants will be educated and prepared for the National Registry EMT examination (NREMT) upon successful completion of the course and eligible for Washington State EMT certification once affiliated. Content includes lecture and hands-on practice in emergency care, bleeding and shock, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, lifting and moving patients, HIV/AIDS education, emergency childbirth, and other topics.

A basic life support CPR card earned within the previous 6 months is also required for the exam and is included as an optional course in the program.

Program objective: To meet the standards for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Upon successful completion of this 3 month program, attendees will receive an EMT certificate of completion. This qualifies the student to take the National Exam for EMT Certification.

Method of instruction: Program will be completed onsite in the classroom and during field clinical rotation. Courses are comprised of lecture and lab instruction. Some online coursework is also required, which is performed offsite. 

Upcoming EMT Courses

  • EMT2024-01 February 5, 2024 to April 20, 2024 ENROLLMENT CLOSED
  • EMT2024-02 September 9, 2024 to November 23, 2024 CLASS FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY
    • Application Packets will be sent to folks on the Notification List in July

How to Apply for a EMT Course

Click on the Course Notification Button and select with course you would like to attend. An application will be sent you and you will be placed on the course list.

Course Schedule

  • Mondays 6:00pm to 10:00pm Lectures (On-line)
  • Wednesdays 6:00pm to 10:00pm Lectures (On-line)
  • Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm (Hands On Practical Lab)

Note: Schedule may be adjusted if class conflicts with a holiday.

Due to high demand for EMT training, the application process can be very competitive. Only serious applicants should apply. The EMT course is a time intensive course, with significant out-of-class study, and an additional requirement of 10-20 hours clinical participation. Classes are held every Monday night, Wednesday night and all day Saturday. Applicants should review the course schedule to which they are applying as attendance is essential.

No part of this course can be missed due to absence. There will be no make-up classes.

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to be certified.
  • Must possess a valid Healthcare Provider CPR card on the first day of the course. The card must be from a course which included one and two rescuer CPR, as well as rescue breathing and airway obstruction management skills for adult, child, and infant patients. Health care provider CPR card from a "nationally recognized program" such as ASHI or AHA.
  • In addition, the student must be sufficiently proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the English language to understand the course materials and actively participate in class discussions and patient care scenarios.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent (a variance may be requested if still in high school) Contact Us for More Information
  • A valid government approved photo ID
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination and a current TB test
  • Proof of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Proof of TDAP vaccination
  • Proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccination
  • Clear background check from Washington State Patrol (performed by our office)
  • Physical strength adequate to perform the normal functions of an EMT
  • Verification of Health Insurance

Immunization Requirements

Verification is required for everything on the “Immunization Checklist”. (Two) Hepatitis B shots must be completed prior to release to do clinicals. Be aware that after receiving the first Hep-B shot, the second Hep-B shot cannot be given for another thirty days. A current PPD (TB test,) within the last 9 months is required. Varicella (Chicken Pox) as well as Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) immunity is also required. A titer test is acceptable.

What is the location of the EMT course?

The lectures are held virtually via ZOOM on Monday and Wednesday night.

The in person practical skill sessions are held at Snohomish County Fire District #19 - Silvana, WA.
2720 212th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292 - Click Here for a MAP to Station 94

Course Costs

  • Tuition $1400
  • Background Check $50
  • NREMT Test Fee $104 ($100 Rebate if you pass the NREMT test within 14 days from course completion)
  • Textbook and Online Lab $185 - $200
    • Emergency Care (14th Edition) by Daniel J. Limmer, EMT-P
    • PLUS MyBradylab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
  • Blood Pressure Cuff $10-$40
  • Stethoscope $20-$80
  • Safety glasses (ANZI Z87.1 approved): $18–$25

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