Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training

Two students and an instructor work during an EMT class at MTSU

Updated: June 6, 2023

The 2022-2023 EMT classes have begun, and additional classes will not be offered until February 2024.

If you would like to be notified when the next classes are open, complete the contact form that can be found at: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/203-69889

Due to the 2013 restructuring of Emergency Medical Services in the state of Tennessee, the EMS program at MTSU will now consist of two courses, an EMT/Basic course and an Advanced EMT course. The EMT/Basic course will take approximately 8months to complete. A short break will then ensue to give the students who successfully finish to take and pass the National Registry exam. Proof of passing the National Registry exam must be furnished before starting the Advanced EMT course.

There are a limited number of slots in the classes. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Payment by credit/debit card is advised. Payment by check must be received within 5 business days of registration or the registration will be purged.

Class Schedule & Location:

The EMT classes at MTSU meet two nights a week, either Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 9pm on scheduled lecture nights. On practical skills training nights, the classes will meet from 6pm – 10pm. 

Classes will be held in the training room of MTSU's University College at 503 East Bell Street in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Course Information:

The registration fee will be determined closer to registration and will cover textbooks, liability insurance, and a scheduling software license for clinical rotations. The fee for the 2022-2023 classes was $1,849.00.

Additional expenses that students may expect to incur:
Travel to class and clinical                                      Cost will vary
At least 2 Uniform shirts                                          $40.00 each
Pants, Shoes, Belts (All Black)                                Cost will vary
Equipment (Stethoscope, BP Cuff etc.)                   Optional
Eye Protection                                                          $12.00 approx.
State Criminal background check:                            $48.00
School Criminal Background Check/Drug Screen    $81.50
Reflective Vest                                                         $10.00
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Examination and testing fees*:
National Registry EMT                                $98.00
State Application fee:                                  $70.00
State Licensing fee:                                    $80.00

*Note: Fees are subject to change

This is a non-credit course. You do not have to apply for admission to, nor be accepted as a degree-seeking student at MTSU. No college credit will be received for completing this course. Therefore, federal financial aid such as the Hope Scholarship, Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, etc. may NOT be used as payment.

Admission Requirements:

1. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
2. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
3. Must possess an academic high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (G.E.D).
4. Must have no history within the past three years of habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances, or other drugs or stimulants in such manner as to adversely affect the person’s ability to practice as an emergency medical technician.
5. No felony convictions or be on probation for any offense.

This class is eligible for Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 veteran's benefits. However, you must pay for the class at the time of registration and then be reimbursed by your veteran's benefits. This class is NOT eligible for any VA housing allowances.

The next Advanced EMT class will begin in August 2023. To receive information once registration is open for the ADVANCED EMT class, complete the contact form that can be found athttps://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/203-67639.


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