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Advanced EMT Course


The application period for this class closed July 1, 2017.  If you are interested in future course opportunities please check out this page and follow us on Facebook!



Hybrid means the traditionally classroom portion of lectures is replaced with online learning modules.  Classroom time is dedicated to lab simulation, supplemental classroom presentations, and review. 



Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam required for Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) licensure. This course meets all the educational requirements as required by the VDH EMS Office. This course will:

  1. Prepare AEMTs for practice in a variety of health care settings (employment and volunteer).         
  2. Provide students with a strong basic curriculum to meet entry-level certification requirements.
  3. Provide students with the foundation for advancement within the pre-hospital care profession.


Our goal is the success of our students. This class is delivered using both distance-learning modules AND face-to-face learning components.  For many students, the AEMT class is thought of as ‘just a formality’ in getting an AEMT certification, only to get into the course and realize that it is much more difficult than they imagined.  The ability on the part of the student for self-discipline as well as being able to review, absorb and retain large amounts of information in a short period of time is paramount. 


You should plan on dedicating a minimum of 15-30 hours per week solely for the completion of interactive lecture modules, review of materials, and completion of assignments.  Clinical experience time requires an additional dedication of 12-24 hours per week. 



Class Schedule:         2018 to be determined

Class Location:          Bennington Rescue Squad – 120 McKinley Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Office Hours:           Each classroom/lab session will have dedicated question and answer time to review or clarify course materials.  Additional scheduled remote or in-person office hours will be scheduled by the primary instructor/coordinator based on program progression.



Bennington Rescue plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered. A down payment of at least 50% of the tuition is required to reserve a seat in the course. Payment in full must be made by the end of the second class session.  Failure to pay tuition will result in dismissal from the program.  We have established the following policy regarding cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days prior to the start of class will be issued a refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days but at least 2 business days prior to the start of the class will be issued a refund minus a $250.00 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will occur after two business days before the start of the course.


The fees for the course will cover:

  • Course Tuition
  • Textbook
  • AEMT Class Polo Shirt (with Student Markings). 



  • 18 years of age by the time of course start
  • Licensed or certified EMT with current CPR for Healthcare Providers, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800. A minimum of one year of experience as an EMT is required.
    • Bennington Rescue recognizes levels of experience vary based on agency volume. If a student does not meet the minimum requirement but has significant call experience, the program director may consider a student with a minimum of two clinical recommendations which must be from a(n):
      1. AEMT or paramedic (preferred) the student practices with, and
      2. Direct supervisor or agency medical director (preferred)
      3. Both recommendations must be submitted prior to or with a program application and prior to the closure of the application process or filling of all course seats, whichever comes first.
  • No criminal convictions or history that would preclude the applicant from licensure or certification.
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccine or Letter of Declination.
  • Proof of current immunizations as required by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for clinical experience in the emergency department (ED).
  • Physical or letter from your primary healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner) stating that student is physically fit for the expectations of the course.
  • Access to a computer with internet access and meets the minimum system requirements of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Navigate 2 system, available at:


Please contact with any questions.