Classes 2018-01-09T06:56:01+00:00

GERMS offers an Initial Certification Course at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level in fall, spring, and summer. All individuals that will be at least 18 years of age by the time of the NREMT psychomotor exam that takes place at the end of the class semester are welcome to apply.

The application process for the Spring 2018 EMT class is currently underway. If you are interested in applying to the class, you MUST attend one of two mandatory information sessions at Georgetown University. These information sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 16th and Thursday, January 18th from 7-8:30 PM. The Tuesday info session will be held in White-Gravenor 208 and the Thursday info session will be held in White-Gravenor 201B. Both of these rooms are located on the second floor of the White-Gravenor building. If you are not a Georgetown student, we recommend you arrive early in order to find parking and locate the building and meeting rooms. The info sessions will start promptly at 7 PM. Please see the attached map for the location of the White-Gravenor building and possible parking locations. Again, these information sessions are mandatory if you wish to apply for the class, as this is where you will receive the class application. Please fill out this interest form if you are interested in receiving email updates about the application process, and continue checking our website and Facebook page for additional information.

Basic information for the Spring 2018 class:

  • Tentative Class Dates – January 23rd to April 26th
  • Psychomotor Exam Date – April 29th (applicants must be 18 years of age by this date)
  • Class Meeting Times – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10:30 PM and Sundays from 9 AM-1:30 PM
  • Cost – $850 for Georgetown associates (students, alumni, or faculty) or $1600 for non-associates

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erick Castro, GERMS Director of Training, at

Through the American Red Cross, GERMS offers a variety of courses where one may obtain certification and learn proper skills involving CPR, AED usage, and First Aid. Learning the skills and techniques needed to properly perform CPR and use an AED is important, as it can increase the patient’s chance of survival and be the difference between life and death. Over 375,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year, and as such, effective resuscitation of a patient prior to the arrival of an ambulance can significantly improve the individual’s chance of survival in an emergency. Therefore, it is highly useful to be able to successfully perform CPR in the event of an emergency.

GERMS currently offers two CPR courses: a CPR/AED class and a CPR/AED/First Aid class. The CPR/AED course, which takes approximately 2.5 hours, covers the basics of how to recognize an emergency, check an injured or ill individual, perform CPR, use an AED, and care for a choking individual. This course costs $40 for Georgetown University affiliates (students, professors, workers) and $50 for community members. Additionally, GERMS offers a CPR/AED/First Aid course, which takes approximately 4 hours, covers the same skills as the other class but also includes First Aid skills, such as treating asthma, anaphylaxis, external bleeding, hypothermia, hyperthermia, and burns. The CPR/AED/First Aid course costs $50 for Georgetown University affiliates and $60 for community members.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding GERMS’ CPR courses, please feel free to email George Avetian, the director of the GERMS’ CPR program, at

To view and register for GERMS’ upcoming CPR courses, please click the links below:

  1. CPR/AED Courses
    • None currently offered for the remainder of the Fall semester, check back in January
  2. CPR/AED/First Aid Courses
    • None currently offered for the remainder of the Fall semester, check back in January