EMT Initial Training

The State of New Jersey has some basic prerequisites:

  • You must be 16 years old prior to the first day of class. There are absolutely no exceptions to this.

  • You must be certified in CPR but RWJBarnabas will provide this training during orientation at the start of class regardless of whether or not you are currently certified so you do not need to obtain it prior.

Although not formal prerequisites, there are several other considerations you should be aware of:

  • The total cost of the class is $1,800. You should be financially ready to make the payments as outlined.

  • The textbook is at a 10th-grade level reading level and is approximately 1,500 pages. There is also a lot of memorization of the steps needed to complete skills. The workload is equivalent to taking 2 college courses so you need to leave time between class sessions to read, study, and practice.

  • State regulations only allow you to attempt tests or skills assessments twice. Failure after the second attempt disqualifies you from continuing in the course automatically.

  • You must be physically to get up and down from the ground easily and lift at least 75 pounds.

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EMT Initial Training