EMT School

Student Admission Notice

Students are accepted on a priority basis according to their fire department or EMS system affiliation.

  • Active members of a fire department or government-based EMS system will be given priority admission consideration.
  • Non-fire department applicants, those affiliated with a private EMS or ambulance company and others are accepted on a “space available” basis.

Emergency Medical Technician

170 hours (approximately 4 1/2 months)

Monday and Wednesday evenings

Class Dates

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Admission Requirements

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  • Valid Ohio driver’s license
  • Valid high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Satisfactory physical exam completed within the past year
  • Payment of tuition no later than the first scheduled day of class


$1025 and up (dependent upon EMS department’s affiliation with program) includes textbooks, basic life support class, initial National Registry testing, school uniform shirt and priority on-campus parking. VA assistance may be available to qualified students.


Qualified applicants must complete an application and submit information as required.

Course Completion Requirements

Upon successful completion of all requirements, including student orientation, class attendance, homework, examinations, field-based clinical rotations, hospital-based clinical rotations and any other student/class requirements, the student may be eligible to sit for the Ohio EMS Certification Exam (National Registry).


Information is subject to change. Contact the EMS Education office to confirm information and details.

National Registry of EMTs

All National Registry practical exams have open registration unless full. Students outside of the EMS Professions program may complete their testing at our test site. You must make a testing reservation and bring a government issued photo ID with you to the exam site. National Registry of EMTs

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Additional Information

Online: Contact Us
Email: emseducation@ohiohealth.com
Telephone: (614) 566.9111


The Franklin County Firefighters | Grant Medical Center EMS Education program is accredited by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS (Accreditation # 314).

The Franklin County Firefighters | Grant Medical Center EMS Education program’s paramedic school is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon review and recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).