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 2023 Fall and then choose Townville from the drop-down menu.

This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but 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


October 9, 2023–February 16, 2024

First Session

Mandatory Zoom Conference: October 9, 2023, 9:00 a.m.–Noon

Lab Sessions

Sat./Sun. November 18 and 19, 2023

Sat./Sun. January 6 and 7, 2024

Sat./Sun. February 3 and 4, 2024


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

Students Responsible for:

  • EMT online access package ($348; but $261 with IUP student discount). More information will be provided with the Welcome Letter
  • Clinical-Field-Capstone requirements
  • Castle Branch account ($89)
    • 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 CBE ($80 per attempt)
  • Liability insurance ($38)

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, 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 ($40)

Cost or fees to meet these requirements are not included in the course fee. More information will be provided at the first session.

  • Students must also complete these co-requisite courses 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
137 University Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-4051