Learn at your own pace

Transform into an EMT

Self-paced online learning followed by accelerated skill training.

How Our EMT Course Works

Completing both parts is required to become eligible for EMT certification.
Tuition: $795

Part 1: Online Learning

Over 100 hours of self-paced online learning available 24/7. Must be completed before attending Part 2.
Tuition: $1350

Part 2: Skill Week

Over 40 hours of hands-on emergency care training held over six consecutive days (see details below).

Details for Part 2: Skill Week

Just One Week: Everyday Monday-Saturday
Learn and practice hands-on patient care skills over 6 consecutive days:

Monday-Friday: 8:30a-4:30p
Saturday: 8:30a-around 5p

You must complete Part 1: Online Learning before attending Part 2: Skill Week.

You may register for both Part 1 and Part 2 at the same time, or you may start with just Part 1 and defer our registration for Part 2 until you are ready. Our registration form will guide you through this choice.
Skill Week also includes the state-approved NREMT skill exam, AHA BLS certification at the healthcare provider level, your own stethoscope, and a branded shirt to wear in class!

Daily Schedule (all classes must be attended in full):

Monday-Friday: 8:30a-4:30p

Saturday: 8:30a-around 5pm

2024 SKILL WEEKS:

  • June 24 – 29, 2024: FULL. Waitlist Only.
  • July 8 – 13, 2024: FULL. Waitlist Only.
  • July 22 – 27, 2024: FULL. Waitlist Only.
  • July 29 – August 3, 2024: FULL. Waitlist Only.
  • August 12 – 17, 2024: FULL. Waitlist Only.
  • August 19 – 24, 2024: FULL. Waitlist Only.
  • September 9 – 14, 2024: FULL. Waitlist Only.
  • September 23 – 28, 2024: Available
  • October 7 – 12, 2024: Available
  • October 21 – 26, 2024: Available
  • October 28 -November 2, 2024: Available
  • November 11 – 16, 2024: Available
  • December 2 – 7, 2024: Available
  • December 9 – 14, 2024: Available

2025 SKILL WEEKS:

  • January 6 – 11, 2025: Available
  • January 13 – 18, 2025: Available
  • February 3 – 8, 2025: Enrollment Available Soon!
  • March 3 – 8, 2025: Enrollment Available Soon!

*To be added to a waitlist, please register for a different Skill Week that you can attend, then add a note in your application about being added to the preferred Skill Week waitlist. You can only be placed on ONE waitlis

7405 Bush Lake Road Edina, MN 5543

Free parking. Located next door to Wooden Hill Brewing Company where dining and take-out are available.

Traveling from out-of-town? This location features easy access to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) along with nearby hotels with shuttles and special lodging rates for our students.

Start Your Transformation Now!

Our innovative course quickly takes students from beginners to competent EMTs with life-saving skills. Whether you have any previous medical knowledge or not, this course is designed to provide everything you need to know to start saving lives.

Our Guarantee

Full refund within the first 15 days if you don’t love the course

How to Become an EMT

Learn
Complete Parts 1 & 2 including our state-approved NREMT skills exam.
Qualify
Take the NREMT certification exam at a Pearson testing center near you.
Certify
Apply for certification with the NREMT and your home state’s EMS board.

What EMTs are Saying

“This course has been a life-changing experience.”
“I have an advantage with the knowledge and skills from Allied’s EMT course.”

Experience the Allied Difference

Trusted by Thousands of Certified EMTs
Completing our EMT course makes you eligible for NREMT certification, a licensing requirement in most states.
24/7 Access to Online Learning
Stream presentations, view resources, and take assessments with our easy to use course website.
NREMT Skill Exam Included
We’re authorized to conduct psychomotor skill exams, and this requirement is included in your course at no additional charge.
A Door-Opening Certification
EMTs can work in ambulance services, fire departments, clinics, nursing homes, and emergency rooms. Some of our graduates have even continued on to become physicians, PAs, and nurses.
The Allied Network
Our graduates work for prestigious local healthcare organizations such as HealthEastChildren’s HospitalAllinaHealthHennepin HealthcareAbbott NorthwesternSafetyCall International, and Fairview.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Our founder is a physician who was an EMT first. He recognized that the methods used to train physicians could be applied to EMT education. By doing so, we’re able to achieve superior student outcomes in less time than traditional healthcare schools.

Since 2010, we have transformed thousands of people into EMTs. Explore their experiences on our student testimonials page.

We do things differently than the other training programs that cannot provide the same level of detailed attention we give our students and our curriculum design. Read more about our story and methods here.
In Part 1 – Online Learning, you’re going to learn how to recognize and begin treatment for life-threatening medical and traumatic conditions. We’ll teach you the fundamentals like anatomy, medical terminology, pathophysiology, and how to take vital signs. You’ll learn about EMS operations and how to safely lift and move patients, along with many more topics.

Then everything gets pulled together during Part 2 – Skill Training, where you’ll practice hands-on to learn cardiac arrest management, airway and ventilation procedures, splinting, hemorrhage control with tourniquets, and much more!
We designed the Self-Paced EMT Class with the following types of students in mind:

  • If you can’t attend a traditional in person class for more than a week because of other work or school commitments.

  • If you live in an area without nearby EMT classes but can travel to our location for a week.

  • If you want to get started right away.

  • If you’re interested in EMT but not quite sure if it’s right for you – unlike other schools, we allow students to take the online EMT course for a nominal fee without having to commit to paying for the rest of the tuition unless they are sure they wish to continue.
Our training methods result in superior student achievements. Our average student pass rate over the last seven years is 96% across thousands of students.

The EMT course challenges you to learn a lot of new medical information, perform life-saving skills, and practice professional interactions with other people. So long as you have a good attitude, complete all the material we assign and set aside enough time to study, we are confident you can pass the course.

Why would someone fail the course? The very few people who fail usually fall under these situations: didn’t devote enough consistent study time, didn’t take the course seriously, or weren’t engaged in the class sessions.
Emergency Care, 13th Edition, by Daniel Limmer. ISBN-13: 978-0134024554.

It’s available from a variety of online retailers for rent or purchase in paper or digital form (such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Textbooks.com). Prices typically range from $30-110 depending on the format. Previous editions are not acceptable due to outdated patient care protocols.
Plan to spend about 3 months working on the online course part-time. This is a pace of about 4 chapters per week. Some students have completed it in as little as a month.

Once you’ve finished the online training and would like to continue with the hands-on portion of the course, you’ll need to attend Part 2: Skill Week, which takes place over 6 consecutive days.
The same as you would need to watch videos on the internet. Our students have been taking our courses online for over ten years, so you need a strong and stable internet connection and a device such as a laptop/desktop is recommended.
We use the learning management system called Thinkific – it’s an easy-to-use platform that works best on a laptop/desktop running a current browser (Google Chrome is recommended).
Part 1 consists of 100+ hours of self-paced learning through our online course. This learning includes reading/studying the textbook, watching video presentations, and completing quizzes and exams. There are no specific times you must be online – you can access the material 24/7!

Part 2 – Skill Training consists of over 40 hours of in-person training, including the state-approved NREMT skills exam. It is conducted in Minnesota at our facility in Edina. The training is completely hands-on, working with equipment and learning the skills with our instructors.
Our EMT Course team responds typically within 1-24 hours to emails, and there is a dedicated support email account for students.

We welcome your questions, feedback, and suggestions. Learning is best when you are fully engaged and understand the material.
Yes. We require our students to wear our AMT shirt (provided at the start of Part 2) or a white collared shirt (either button-up or polo) tucked in, black pants or EMS tactical pants (no jeans, sweatpants, yoga pants, or leggings), a watch with a second hand, and closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes are acceptable).

When you work in the EMS field wearing a uniform will be required, so we require the same level of professionalism in class.
Watching all required videos online and receiving a passing score on all the quizzes/exams are required during the online course. When you come for skill training, it is required that you attend all sessions in full.
The EMT course is demanding because of how much information you will learn in a short amount of time. But we have developed a proven curriculum for student success. If you just complete all of the activities in the timeline we assign, you should do fine.

It’s really important for you to dedicate enough time each reading the textbook, watching the online lectures, and completing the required quizzes and exams.

Consider making flashcards for yourself and taking notes, according to your learning style. We have resources in our online classroom for how to study depending on your learning style.

For Traveling Students

If you do not live in the area and are traveling to attend Skill Week, please plan to arrive the day before class begins to give yourself enough time to settle in and extra time in case of any travel delays, especially during winter.
Summers are awesome with generally warm and humid temperatures. The city has an amazing canopy of trees and greenery. The temperature fluctuates greatly in the winter, similar to most areas of the Midwest.

Plan to pack a warm jacket, gloves, and winter hat if coming during November to March.

The metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul (aka the “Twin Cities” where we are located) is a diverse, cultural city, with many great places to eat and drink with a rapidly developing brewery and craft beverage scene.

The city is also home to a number of large corporations like Target, Medtronic and Honeywell. The University of Minnesota is one of the largest schools in the country and there is a significant presence of great healthcare institutions.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MSP, is among the largest airports in the country and is a major hub for Delta airlines.
Our facility is located in Edina, MN just off 494 and Bush Lake Road. Due to its proximity to the airport and the Mall of America, some hotels close to our facility offer complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport and local destinations within 5 miles.

In addition to public transportation, both Uber and Lyft operate in the city making it easy to get just about anywhere for an affordable fare.
The MSP airport has numerous car rental agencies. You can often find the best price on travel websites such as Hotwire.com or you can book directly with your favorite agency.

Make sure to check the availability of parking at your hotel. There is free parking at Allied Medical Training’s facility.

There are multiple hotels located near our facility on Bush Lake Road in Edina, MN. Here’s a link to a Google search showing the hotels within a 5 mile radius. 

Special Rates:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington
7770 Johnson Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55435 
For a locked-in rate of $119/night: Book your stay 
This hotel offers shuttle service to and from our facility. You must schedule your shuttle upon booking

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 West 78th Street
Bloomington, MN 55439
For a locked-in rate of $130/night: Book your corporate rate for Allied Medical Training LLC
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Contact [email protected] with any questions! 

Registration & Payment

We do not currently offer payment plans or grants directly. We do accept credit cards for paying tuition fees.

Some students have discovered that their employers are willing to sponsor their course if it relates to their work duties.

If an organization has agreed to pay your tuition, we can also invoice the organization directly.
We accept all major credit and debit cards through our online registration system.

If your employer or other organization has agreed to pay on your behalf, we can invoice them for payment – just select this option when registering. Please note that you will not be enrolled in Part 1 until the organization has approved the invoice.
Tuition The total tuition for the Self-Paced EMT course is $2,145. This includes up to six months access to our online course which comprises all of the presentations, activities and assessments needed to prepare for Part 2 – Skill Training.

Part 2 includes all of the skill lab sessions, simulated clinical rotation (a highly rated experience!), BLS certification, your own stethoscope and blood pressure cuff, a branded shirt to wear in class, and the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam.

Textbook: You will need to purchase or rent the textbook for the course. The cost ranges from $30-$110 depending on if you want an ebook, rental or print book purchase. The textbook can be purchased online from a variety of retailers.

NREMT Certification: After passing our course and the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam, you need to pay the NREMT to take the cognitive exam. This $98 fee (as of January 1, 2023 it will change to $104) is paid directly to the NREMT.
Ready to get started? We’re excited to teach you how to save lives!
We think you’ll love our course and provide a money back guarantee if you decide it’s not for you within the first 15 days.
You may receive a full refund by requesting it within 15 days after you first registered for Part 1.

Please note that you will be unenrolled from the online course when the refund is issued.

There are no refunds beyond the first 15 days.

NREMT & State Certification

EMT stands for Emergency Medical Technician. EMTs are the second level of certified Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. They can be found working in ambulances, hospitals, event centers, casinos, transport services, and more.

EMTs provide life-saving prehospital care. For a more detailed description of the EMT and the other certification levels, please read it here.
The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is the national certification standard for EMS professionals. The majority of states in the country (46) use the NREMT for certification for one or more EMS levels. Simply put, becoming an NREMT-certified EMT is the requirement to become certified in most states. Allied Medical Training is an authorized NREMT training center – we use curriculum approved by the NREMT and conduct NREMT psychomotor skill exams. For more information, please visit nremt.org.
You have up to 6 months access to complete the Online EMT course and register for your Part 2 class. Then come to our facility in Edina, MN for Part 2 in-class training (Skill Week).
First, you must successfully pass an EMT initial course from a licensed training program (such as ours!) and be BLS certified at the Healthcare Provider level (provided during Part 2 – Skill Week).

You must pass the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam (offered as part of our course).

After passing the EMT course and the skills exam, you take the NREMT cognitive exam.

When you pass that exam, you are nationally certified as an EMT.

We cannot guarantee students will gain NREMT certification or state licensure.

  NREMT is the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Each state then has their own EMS regulatory board.
After successfully completing all course requirements, students register and pay on www.nremt.org for the NREMT cognitive exam. Candidates are required to schedule this exam at a Pearson Education Center. It’s extremely important that you take your NREMT cognitive exam no more than 1-4 weeks after completing the EMT course for the best chance of passing the exam.

Around the same time as you are registering with the NREMT, you should apply for EMT certification with your state. Most states accept the NREMT certification and may even be sent test results automatically. In some cases, you may need to send in a copy of your NREMT certification card.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their state accepts NREMT certification, a course with an online component, that they have no additional requirements to become certified there, and to find out the application process for that state. To find this out, just look up your state’s EMS office.
Check your application on the EMSRB website. The NREMT will contact the EMSRB so your status should get updated to “licensed” after you have passed the NREMT cognitive exam, and the EMSRB will email your Minnesota EMT license.

Being certified with the NREMT means you are nationally certified as an EMT, but that is not a license to practice as an EMT. You must be licensed with the state you want to work in to have a job as an EMT.
Yes, EMTs are required to be CPR-certified at the Healthcare Provider level (also called BLS – Basic Life Support) before they can be certified as an EMT.

This is a higher level of CPR training that includes CPR, AED use, and choking for infants, children, and adults for one and two-rescuer. We include this certification training within Part 2.

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