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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 Fall 2017 EMT class is currently underway and is no longer accepting applicants. The application process for the Spring 2018 EMT class will begin in January. If you are in interest in applying, please fill out this interest form and continue checking our website and Facebook page for updates.

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 the director of the organization’s 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