Maryland has 10+ schools offering EMT Training programs. Most are 2-year colleges offering EMT training through associate degree and certificate programs. The university also offers a relevant bachelor’s degree program. EMT Training programs offered include the Basic training, Intermediate and Paramedic levels. Candidates may need to pass drug testing and background checks, applicants to a Paramedic program must be current EMT Basic or Intermediate personnel.
- Completion of a state-approved training program.
- Must pass a written exam (with a score higher than 70%) and a practical examination
- Have at least a year of experience working as an EMT
- Paramedic candidates must take the MIEMSS written exam.
EMT Certification Requirements:
- All applicants must be at least 18 years or older
- Applicants of age 16 or 17 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
- Applicants must be 16 years of age to take part in any EMS BLS clinical training or internship.
- Applicants for ALS licensure must be at least 18 years of age before participating in any ALS training or internship.
- Successful completion of an approved EMS training course.
- Submission of a Maryland Emergency Services Student Application form and fees.
- Complete all additional requirements for; EMR, EMT, CRT, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Dispatcher.
EMT Schools in Maryland.
Carroll Community College.
Based in Westminster, this college offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S), EMS Paramedic and an EMT Paramedic Certificate. The EMT- Paramedic Certificate program is offered through an alliance with Howard Community College. The EMS Paramedic program is comprised of 64-68 credit hours of coursework and prepares students for the NREMT examination. Both programs require students to be currently certified EMT-B professionals.
This college in Wye Mills offers three different EMT training programs; an EMS certificate, a nationally registered paramedic certificate and an A.A.S EMS degree. The EMS certificate program aims to train EMT-Basic professionals to become entry level paramedics. The Paramedic certificate program requires students to complete 28 credit hours of classes and is only available to currently certified EMT-I’s. All three programs are offered in alliance with the Shore Health System.
College of Southern Maryland.
Located in La Plata, offers an EMS Paramedic Certificate and an A.A.S EMS degree. The Paramedic Certificate program can be completed in three semesters and is available to EMT-Basic staff. In order to earn the A.A.S, students must complete 60 credit hours of coursework and both programs require background checks, negative drug screening and immunization records.
Community College of Baltimore County.
Based in Baltimore, this college provides an EMT Basic course, an EMT Paramedic Certificate and an A.A.S EMT- Paramedic degree program. The EMT- Basic course is open to students over the age of 18 and hold a high school diploma. Both the Paramedic programs include the EMT- Basic course.
Hagerstown Community College.
This community college in Hagerstown offers four awards within the EMS field. The pre-hospital BLS program prepares students to take certification exams at the EMT- Basic level. The course requires the successful passage of a background check and a drug screening to be admitted. The Paramedic Emergency Services Certificate program is available to currently certified basic level EMTs. The college also offers an A.A.S. Paramedic EMS to currently certified EMTs.
Howard Community College.
This college in Columbia offers a certificate and an EMT- Paramedic degree program. The basic course is open to students over the age of 18 and are able to pass the background exam. Both programs are available to individuals holding EMT Basic certification.
Wor-Wic Community College.
Located in Salisbury, offers three program options including an EMT Intermediate Certificate program, EMT Paramedic Certificate of proficiency and A.A.S EMT Paramedic.
- Anne Arundel Community College – Arnold, MD
- Cecil College – North East, MD
- Garrett College – McHenry, MD
- Prince George’s Community College – Largo, MD
- University of Maryland– Baltimore, MD
Tuition and Fees.
|College||In – State||Out-of-state|
|Carroll Community College||$ 4,128||$ 5,988|
|Chesapeake College||$ 3,818||$ 5,480|
|College of Southern Maryland||$ 3,825||$ 6,660|
| Community College of Baltimore |
|$ 4,276||$ 7,110|
|Hagerstown Community College||$ 4,260||$ 6,360|
|Howard Community College||$ 3,936||$ 6,048|
|Wor-Wic Community College||$ 3,240||$ 6,240|
Chesapeake College has so many resources available and so many faculty members willing to help you succeed. Communication with staff and other students on the campus is always quick and easy.
Howard Community College provides a safe, fun and effective workspace. They also breakdown the material for each class which greatly helps to understand the content better. The facilities are in good condition and the swimming pool is my favorite part of the school where I get to unwind after all the school work.
Wor-Wic Community College is a good community college with great professors where people of any age are comfortable as it is an equal opportunity institution. Wor-Wic offers a variety of different programs to prepare you for nearly any career! Wor-Wic Community College is a great place to start your college career.
EMT Training Online – Maryland
Online training is a learning method designed to enable students to work at their own pace and flexibility. It is a great help for students who are working or parenting during the week.
The Application Process:
You can apply for the online training program in four simple steps;
- First, you’ll need to complete the online application form.
- Next, hand in a scanned copy of your government issued photo ID / a national identity such as a driver’s license.
- Then, you will need to provide proof of your high school graduation or GED.
- Lastly, you will need to make the tuition payment before you can begin classes.
How does it work?
There are 3 parts of the online training. There’s a didactic/informative portion, the hands-on skills portion and clinical rotations.
The didactic portion: Gives students 6 months from the time they begin to complete all aspects of this course. It is the theory part and students are required to complete 140 hours of didactic portion online.
The hands-on skill days: There are usually 2 days out of the six months used for skills practice and at least one day for the National Registry Skills Testing. These dates are usually given in advance in order to accommodate all students’ schedules.
Clinical Rotations: These are provided by several major hospitals across the state of Maryland and throughout the United States. Students will complete 48 hours of EMS with at least 6 emergency patient transports and 24 hours of Emergency Department time.
How can I update my contact information?
Provider contact information can be updated via the Change of Information form.
How can I obtain a copy of my current continuing education?
Provider continuing education can now be viewed online. For those without internet access, records may be obtained via mail or fax by contacting the Office of Education, Licensure and Certification.
My current certificate/license has expired, is there any way I can get it back without re-taking the entire course?
If your Maryland license/certificate has been expired for less than 3 years, it may be possible for you to once again obtain that certificate/license without re-taking the entire course.