Class Registration is Open for Fall

Hybrid EMT Training Program

The IUP Division of Emergency Services Training announces the fall 2024 Online/Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. This program is primarily designed for future emergency medical service personnel, but it is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, and safety professionals. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMT certification exams for both Pennsylvania certification and national certification as an EMT.


Zink Hall, Room 108
Indiana, PA 15705

First Session

August 12, 2024, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. via Zoom


Lab Sessions

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, September 14
  • Sunday, September 15
  • Saturday, October 26
  • Sunday, October 27
  • Saturday, December 7
  • Sunday, December 8

All sessions mandatory


$550 (EMT Cognitive Prep Course* plus additional fees as required for clinical contacts. Prices subject to change.)

A registration fee of $225 must be paid at the time of registration in order to secure your spot in the class.

Students are Responsible for:

  • EMT online access package (Current publisher's price is $295 with IUP student discount.)
  • Clinical-Field-Capstone requirements
  • Castle Branch account ($115)
  • Physical examination(s)
  • Required blood work (site dependent)
  • Drug screen(s) (site dependent)
  • Clearances: Criminal Reporting (Act 34). FBI Fingerprinting (Act 114), Child Abuse (Act 33)
  • Parking at clinical/field sites
  • Fuel for your personal vehicle to and from class
  • Fuel for your personal vehicle to and from clinical/field sites
  • National Registry of EMT Cognitive Certification Exam. $104/per attempt
  • Liability insurance ($42)

This hybrid EMT course is designed for students who are self-motivated, academically disciplined, and technologically proficient with standard computer applications. Students will complete required course lessons online and attend skill labs on scheduled days. Students must be 18 years of age to enroll.

College Credit for IUP Students

IUP students who successfully complete the EMT course at IUP are eligible for up to four transfer credits through the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. More information can be obtained at EMT Credit Transfer Agreement.

The EMT Training Program is a clock-hour certificate program. Students who complete an EMT certificate with IUP may be able to utilize the "4 credit hour" transfer agreement.

The certificate program is ineligible for federal financial aid. This means that current undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in a credit hour degree program cannot utilize the certificate clock hours to meet financial aid (including scholarship) eligibility requirements. Nor will the EMT certificate clock hours be eligible for federal, state, or institutional financial aid. Students considering concurrent enrollment in both the EMT certificate and a degree program should contact the Office of Financial Aid to inquire how this decision may impact their financial aid awards.

Technical and Course Requirements

Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

  • Current operating system
  • Robust high-speed internet connection
  • Current Flash player
  • Active email account

Students need to be able to create user accounts, navigate a web-based learning platform, send and receive emails, scan and attach files, and open attachments using common computer applications. Students without solid academic or computer skills should consider a traditional classroom format instead.

In addition to online and lab sessions, students must complete 10 patient contacts at an approved field site. This will require:

  • Up-to-date immunizations: measles/Hep B/-TB (cost varies)
  • PSP criminal clearance ($10)
  • Liability insurance at student rates ($42)
  • Cost or fees to meet these requirements are not included in the course fee. More information will be provided at the first session.

Students will complete these online co-requisite courses before the end date of classing in order to be eligible for certification:

  • IS 100.b (available free online)
  • IS 700.a (available free online)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness course

Criminal History

Students must complete a criminal history form for the Pennsylvania Department of Health upon enrollment in the course. Students with a criminal history may not be eligible for EMT certification or field/clinical experiences. For more information, please see the NREMT policy or the PA Department of Health EMS regulations.


Preregistration is required. Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration by using the EMT link below and make the $225 nonrefundable deposit to ensure your seat in the class.

  • Deposit must be made on EMT Registration. Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled. IUP reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, at which time deposit/registration fees would be refunded. The remaining balance of $325 is due before the orientation (first day). This payment will be made on your MyIUP page.

IUP Emergency Services Training

South Campus Trailers
101 University Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-4051

  • Institute for Rural Health and Safety
  • South Campus Trailers
    101 University Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4051