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Ready to start your career as an EMT? Take the first step today by submitting you application to be admitted to our WA Dept. of Health approved EMT-Basic certification course.

Complete Our Certification Course

This course meets the Washington State Department of Health requirements for EMT certification. Course duration is approximately 3 months.

Take EMT Certification Exam

After course completion, graduates of the Columbia Safety EMT-Basic program will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT (NREMT) certification examination.

Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Course is designed to teach individuals the basics of the Emergency Medical Services profession. Once accepted, the student will learn; the foundations of being an EMT, anatomy and physiology, roles/responsibilities, medical and trauma responses, patient assessments, airway management, proper lifting techniques, documentation, communication and post transport debrief. 

This course meets the Washington State Department of Health requirements for EMT certification. Course duration is approximately 3 months. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT certification examination.

*Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm to 10pm and every other Saturday 8am to 5pm. (Dates and times may vary per class due to holidays and other events)

Entrance Requirements

To be accepted into the program, applicants must:

*Criminal history records when considering individual for admission and continuation. These reviews are carried out because they relate to the essential qualifications of potential and continuing students under the Emergency Medical Technician Program curriculum standards, as well as to the safety and security of patients and public.

*Current AHA BLS CPR Certification (contact us if you need this course.)

*Must have all immunization records within 10 days of the first day of class. Required immunizations: MMR – 2 required or titer, Vericella – proof of vaccination/chicken pox or titer, Tdap – 1 required, Hepatitis B – proof of series being started, TB – required yearly, Flu Shot – required yearly (during flu season).

Columbia Safety Training Center (CSTC) encourages diversity and accepts applications from all minorities. Columbia Safety Training Center (CSTC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Columbia Safety Training Center (CSTC) acknowledges that information pertaining an applicant’s disability is voluntary and confidential, and will be made on an individual basis. If this information is presented, Columbia Safety Training Center (CSTC) will reasonably attempt to provide an accommodation to overcome the effects of the limitation of the qualified applicant. All inquiries about accommodations should be made to the admissions administrator upon registration of the program; some programs require medical documentation because of the rigors of curriculum.  

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Program Pricing

EMT-BASIC

$ 1,450
  • Columbia Safety Training Center Emergency Medical Technician Program Education
  • Course Registration Fee ($100.00)*
  • Course Textbook & Online Access Code*
  • Background Check*
  • Drug Screen*
  • 7-Hour HIV/AIDS Certification*
  • Identification Badge*
  • One EMT Class T-shirt*
  • Affiliated Students Malpractice Insurance*

Additional Student Responsibilities:

Optional Add-ons

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion the student will be authorized to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician exam (NREMT). After successful completion of the NREMT exam the individual will be awarded a Nationally recognized EMT certification. The individual will then be able to apply for their Washington State EMT certification. (NOTE: Washington state requires a state certification to practice. In order to obtain this certification an individual must have an agency affiliation. Columbia safety does not actively place students with an agency, but can recommend agencies a student may apply to. Successful completion of the Columbia Safety EMT program does not grant WA state licensure).

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