The IUP Division of Emergency Services Training announces an online/hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to be held at Townville. You will need to choose 2024 Fall and then choose Townville from the drop-down menu.

This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but it is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, and others. 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.


Townville Area Ambulance Service
33441 N. Main Street
Townville, PA 16360


September 30, 2024–January 27, 2025

First Session

Mandatory Zoom Conference: September 30, 2024, 9:00 a.m.–Noon

Lab Sessions

Sat./Sun. November 9 and 10, 2024

Sat./Sun. December 14 and 15, 2024

Sat./Sun. January 11 and 12, 2025


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

Students Responsible for:

  • EMT online access package (Current publisher's price is $295 with IUP student discount. This is subject to change. More information on how to order this will be provided with the Welcome Letter.)
  • Clinical-Field-Capstone requirements
  • Castle Branch account ($115)
    • Physical examination(s)
    • Required bloodwork (site dependent)
    • Drug screen(s) (site dependent)
    • Clearances: Criminal reporting (Act 34), FBI fingerprinting (Act 114), Child abuse (Act 33)
  • Parking at clinical and/or field sites
  • Fuel for your personnel vehicle to travel to and from class
  • Fuel for your personnel vehicle to travel 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 is available in the 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 good 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/HepB/-TB (cost varies)
  • PSP criminal clearance ($10)
  • Malpractice 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 class 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 positive criminal history may not be eligible for EMT certification or field/clinical experiences. For more information, please see the NREMT policy or the PA DOH EMS regulations.


Preregistration is required. Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration by using the EMT registration link.

Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled. IUP reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. 

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