EMT Basic Blended

EMT Basic Blended : 150.00 Hours

Course Description

This fast-paced EMT Basic Blended course is delivered through a combination of self-paced learning activities and in-person hands-on sessions and will prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic exam.  Upon completion of the course and registration with a local EMS system, successful students will have met the requirements to work as an entry-level EMT in an emergency response organization in Illinois.

Course topics include medical terminology, legal aspects of emergency care, anatomy and physiology, lifting and moving patients, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, age-related complications and emergencies, working as a team, medication administration, and problem-solving.

The course fee of $1,800 covers the electronic textbook and audiobook, as well as all online quizzes, interactive lectures, learning activities, practice activities, test preparation, flashcards, soft skill simulations, virtual simulations, and lunch on the four hands-on skills days.  

Students will be assigned to an online cohort with an instructor dedicated to helping them be successful in the course.  Online assignments must be completed prior to the skills lab for those topics, and all course requirements must be met before the end of the course to sit for the National Registry Examination.  All skills labs are mandatory, with any accommodations bring addressed before the first day of the class with the program manager or lead instructor.  

Participants must hold an American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR certificate (or equivalent) and meet all vaccination requirements to practice in a healthcare setting before the first day of class.  Neither the registration fee for the NREMT-B exam nor a BLS-CPR certification are included in the course fee. 

Participants must complete a background check prior to the end of the fourth week of the course.  This background check is administered by IFSI and is required to complete clinical activities.

Clinical requirements for this course must be completed through Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.  

This program is delivered utilizing a variety of online teaching elements interspersed with hands-on practical training sessions.  This will validate that the student is successfully mastering the knowledge and skills needed to be an EMT. Attendance is mandatory for all portions of the program.

The makeup of the course is as follows:

  • Pre-Course Requirement (see Syllabus)
  • Online learning, instructor-assisted education completed over 14 consecutive weeks.
  • Hands-on training will consist of 4 practical days, 10 hours each as indicated on the schedule.

For the online activities a student will need:

    • Computer
    • Internet access for online material

Online activities will include:

    • Reading assignments
    • Virtual real-time classroom sessions
    • Interactions and activities
    • Online discussions
    • Videos
    • Module quizzes
    • Examinations

The weekend practical portion promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fireground. Students complete numerous patient care evolutions which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.  The final class of the program is testing and evaluation using the NREMT Practical Skills Checklists.

Student Fee: $1,800


If you decide to withdraw from the course you must notify the Program Manager, via email, no less than 4 weeks before the start of the class.  If your department or agency is paying for your attendance, the leader of the agency/chief of the department should be copied on the email to the Program Manager.

Failure to do so will impact you and/or your department's opportunity to participate in future IFSI training courses.

Should you decide not to attend, participate, or complete the online or practical course requirements, IFSI will provide written notification to you and the Chief of your department stating why you have been removed from the course.

If you decide to appeal anything specific to the above mentioned requirements, an appeal can be filed with the Deputy Director of the Illinois Fire Service Institute no later than four weeks before the start of the course.


  EMT-B Blended Syllabus.docx

This course is part of the following Program


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact LAURIE BRAUER

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact LAURIE BRAUER or your regional representative.

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