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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) enjoy rewarding careers—helping to save lives in the event of illness or injury in response to emergency calls.  They assess injuries, administer emergency medical care and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

For those interested in careers in firefighting, IRSC offers Basic Recruit Fire Academy Career Training for both EMTs and those who are not yet EMTs.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates of the EMT program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.  Upon successful completion of the exam, graduates are awarded the NREMT credential and are eligible to apply for licensure with the State of Florida.

Getting Started

Selection for the EMT program is on a first-come, first-served basis.  This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the EMT Application Book.

Illicit drug use, background check, convictions and immunization status may prevent future employment. In addition, externship sites, employers, and regulations about drug use, criminal backgrounds, and immunization status.

For more information, contact:
Ed Bradley

EMT Information Presentation Video

Applying to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

The application for the Spring 2025 program will be accepted as of August 5, 2024. The deadline to apply is October 21, 2024 (or until full).

To begin the application process:

  1. Read the EMT Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Application for the EMT program (Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee.)

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Note: if at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number, or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development. For more information on House Bill 1507, visit

Due to Rule 6A-10.024 (16), admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2024 and beyond on the Florida Department of Education rule department. For more information on this rule, visit:

Licensure Requirements

Indian River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida.  Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the Emergency Medical Technician Certification in the State of Florida is defined in, F.S., 401.27 and also includes possession of a valid form of identification. Please visit the Florida Department of Health website to ensure your eligibility.

If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida or one of the compact states after graduation, IRSC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in your state. Some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum.  If you wish to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NR_EMT) exam in another state, contact the department of management systems in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

Completion of the Emergency Medical Technician requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NR-EMT)  in Florida.

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Table for EMT

Additional Program Information


This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Emergency Medical Services A.S.

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Technical Certificates

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