This three-phase program consists of 12 weeks of classroom training in the EMS Learning Resources Center (EMSLRC). The course is offered online, with skills laboratory and simulation sessions held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Additionally, there are clinical rotations at the University of Iowa Hospitals and other locations that start in the fifth week of the classroom phase, and precepted 8-week field internship after the online and skills lab training and completion of clinical skills.
Clinical and field shifts are scheduled outside of class time based on the student's schedule. Field internships are available at several approved sites throughout Iowa. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written and psychomotor exams for AEMT national certification.
- You must have an active Iowa EMT certification to apply.
- Submit completed online application.
- Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent.
- Be physically capable of performing the duties of an AEMT and complete a health screening.
You may apply for admission into the AEMT Training Program by completing the online application. The application deadline is four weeks prior to the start of the course and a maximum of 8 students will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.
The tuition for the full-time AEMT Training Program is $2,100.00 which includes the course texts and a uniform shirt. All tuition must be paid in full two weeks prior to the first day of class and is subject to change. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Advanced Psychomotor examination is included in the course tuition if the exam is taken at the EMSLRC.
Upon successful completion of the course, student candidates will be eligible to take the NREMT advanced psychomotor and written examinations leading to NREMT and State of Iowa certification as an AEMT. Out-of-state applicants should check with their state regarding requirements for reciprocity or recognition of training received at the EMSLRC.
The AEMT Education Program offerend by the EMS Learning Resources Center at UI Hospitals & Clinics has been approved for private student loans. You are not required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit the website for the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid for more information. Short-term secured loans may be available through local lending institutions to assist qualified applicants.