EMT Class

The SPRING 2021 Class has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A message from the Vice President of Education:

Hello all,

My name is Isabella Turilli and I’m the Vice President of Education for GERMS. As I’m sure you know, GERMS has been navigating the ongoing pandemic in an attempt to provide the best EMS education possible for its members and students.

The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately forced us to cancel our Fall 2020 class, and due to the evolving complexity of the situation, renders us unable to conduct our Spring 2021 class. I sincerely apologize for this and the inconvenience this has caused you. The GERMS Training team and I have spent the summer preparing for the class, and it is  disappointing that we won’t be able to teach the next generation of EMTs this coming semester. Please understand it is a decision made for the health and safety of everyone in the Georgetown community.

In the meantime, the Training Team and I are diligently working with our instructors and coordinators to formulate a better class experience in Fall 2021. 

If you are interested in taking an EMT class, please continue to check this website and our social media. Over the coming semester, I will be giving brief presentations introducing EMS topics for those who wish to know more abut the class and the EMT experience!

Thank you so much for your patience, and we hope to meet you on campus later this year!

Isabella and the Training Team

GERMS offers an EMT certification course level in the fall, spring, and summer. This class is accredited and regulated through the District of Columbia Department of Health, EMS division.

The class is designed to teach vital EMS skills, including but not limited to: airway management, CPR, patient assessment, oxygen administration, medication administration, bleeding control, and splinting. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be in a good position to complete their requirements for NREMT certification. GERMS provides psychomotor testing at the end of the course, coordination of observation hours with nearby EMS organizations, and guidance through the certification process. EMTs from the GERMS class have gone on to work as doctors, EMTs, nurses, firefighters and more all over the country and the world. GERMS members assist by coordinating skills practice and logistics within the class. 

The class is a significant time commitment, and that should be taken into account when considering application. All individuals must be 18 years of old by the time of NREMT psychomotor examination, held at the end of each class. NREMT rules additionally restrict convicted felons, and missing more than a set amount of class time. 

The price is tentatively set as $850 for Georgetown affiliates (students, alumni, and employees) and $2000 for non-affiliates. This price includes:

  • The textbook (Emergency Care, 13th Edition  – Limmer and O’Keefe).
  • A vitals kit (including a BP cuff, stethoscope, and penlight).
  • 130 hours of instruction – both hands-on and lecture-based. Includes CPR certification course as well as all mandatory EMT skills.
  • A CPR certification card.
  • Access to our equipment and training staff for training sessions and preparation for the psychomotor examination.
  • Access to our psychomotor examination. The psychomotor examination, held under supervision of the DC Department of Health, is one of two tests that you must take in order to become a Nationally Certified EMT. 

Financial aid is offered for Georgetown undergraduates only. A variety of half and full scholarships are available, with a special full scholarship specifically offered for Georgetown Scholarship Program students each class cycle.

A payment plan is offered to all students wherein payments are given in two installments – half at the start of the class and half at the midway point of the class. 

The class is designed with all students in mind, not just Georgetown students. We welcome all who wish to apply. Our classes are usually 45-50 students from all different backgrounds – we pride ourselves on an inclusive and enthusiastic learning environment. If you have any concerns about this, do not hesitate to reach out.

Looking to become a nationally certified EMT? Fill out this form if you are interested in receiving information about the GERMS EMT course. For more general information, please refer to the Spring 2020 powerpoint

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Director of Training, JP Nguyen, at training@georgetownems.org