EMT Basic Training in Arizona
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are a vital link in the chain of healthcare. During an emergency, EMTs are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator, and often work with police and fire department personnel. They are responsible for providing efficient, quality medical care and transporting patients to the hospital. EMTs engage in high-risk work, which means it is absolutely critical that they receive proper training. With our hands-on EMT basic training, you can join this group of dedicated healthcare providers and make a significant difference in people’s lives.
14-Day EMT Boot Camp
Our EMT program is a 14-Day Boot Camp with hands-on exercises, active learning, and clinical simulations. Taught by seasoned EMS professionals, the EMT program includes approximately 10 hours of EMS instruction per day for 14 consecutive days. During the program, students participate in realistic emergency simulations to prepare them for success in the field.
Enrollment Requirements Include:
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider Certification (AHA BLS CPR) – Available at Unitek or at an AHA CPR training center near you.
- Fingerprinting/Background Check
- High school diploma, GED, or official transcript
- Proof of 9th grade reading level – Wonderlic Test
- Immunizations – TB (within 6 months of a start date), HepB, MMR, and Varicella
- Government issue ID
Preparing for your Boot Camp
CPR/Basic Life Support*
You are required to complete CPR/Basic Life Support training before the start of your Boot Camp. We offer a class the day before the start of your Boot Camp class in our Tempe office. Alternatively, you may choose to schedule a class with a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider Certification (AHA BLS CPR) provider.
Fingerprinting and Background Check*
All students are required to be fingerprinted and pass a State and Federal background check. Your Advisor or EMT Operations will provide instructions for completing these tasks.
Please check for emails from Unitek EMT daily.
*The CPR/BLS certification class and immunizations (including TB test) are not part of the all-inclusive program fee and must be completed before your scheduled Boot Camp begins.
EMT Program FAQs
What is the program structure for the EMT program?
The EMT program is approximately 12-hour days, 8 am – 8 pm.
What kind of equipment will I need?
Equipment will be provided at the beginning of the EMT Training program.
What is the dress code for the EMT Boot Camp?
Two t-shirts and two polo shirts will be provided for uniforms. Please wear these shirts with blue or black Dickey’s pants. Boots are required.
Will this EMT program work in my state?
Yes. In fact, you will be Nationally Certified with the NREMT (National Registry of EMT’s). So, you can work anywhere in the U.S. You simply need to apply for reciprocity in your state, through your local Department of Health Services.
What does "Provisional Status" EMT certification mean?
If due to COVID-19 you were awarded a Provisional Status EMT Certification, you have until December 2021 to complete the Psychomotor Skills portion of the exam. Upon passing, the provisional status will be removed from your certification.
NOTE: Masks must be worn and daily temperature checks will be conducted for the duration of the EMT program. We do this to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community partners. Together we can do our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Arizona and ultimately manage the crisis as a whole. Be assured you will still receive the same robust EMT preparation that Unitek EMT is known for.