Emergency Medical Technician Training
Quick Facts About EMT-B Training:
- EMT-B Original class is approximately 148 hours in length
- Class is usually divided up into three-hour segments on weekday evenings over a period of 3 - 4 months, sometimes weekend classes are scheduled
- Minimum number of students required to hold a course is 16 people
- The course costs $700.00 per original EMT-B student or $335.00 per refresher EMT-B student
- This cost is typically covered by the State, if:
- Student is a member of a New York State Certified EMS agency
- Student must obtain the signature from the Fire Chief or the EMS/ Ambulance Captain on the Verification of Membership Form (DOH 3312) and bring it to the course instructor as required by course policy
- Students that do not meet the above criteria for State payment must pay the total cost of the course on or before the first day of class.
- Books are a separate expense for each course. Costs vary depeding on the course and instructor's preference.
- This cost is often covered by your fire department/ EMS agency, if:
- Student is a member of a fire department or New York State certified EMS agency
- Department/ agency policy allows for payment (contact your department/ agency for more information)
- Students that do not meet the above criteria for department/agency payment must pay the total cost of the books on or before the first day of the course. Contact Cattaraugus County EMS by calling (716) 701-3417 for more information about the cost of books.
Contact Deb K. by calling (716) 701-3417 with questions about EMT-B courses.
General State Requirements to Become an EMT:
To qualify for certification as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B), the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Have no convictions for a crime or crimes related to murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual abuse, larceny (theft), robbery, drug abuse, sale of drugs or currently be under charges for such a crime, unless the DOH finds that such conviction or charges do not demonstrate a present risk or danger to patients
- Enroll in an original EMT-B course
- Complete an Application for Emergency Medical Services Certification (DOH-65), with the applicant's original signature in ink
- Be at least 18 years of age prior to the last day of the month he/she is scheduled to take the written certification exam
- Satisfactorily complete all requirements of a New York State-approved EMT-B course given by a New York State-approved course sponsor, such as Cattaraugus County EMS
- After successful completion of all course requirements, but within one year after course completion, pass the New York State practical skills examination
- Within one year of passing the state practical skills examination, pass the New York State written certification examination
More Links for EMT-B Certification Information:
All State written exams are held on certain State-scheduled days each year. Students may choose to take their written exam at their class site or at a State On-Site Scoring location. The On-Site Scoring location will allow for the student to get their test results immediately, but there is an additional fee for this service. Click the links below for more information.
- Registering for a Written Exam (if not taking your exam with your class at the class site)
- State Exam Schedule
Commonly Used State Forms