This class is completed entirely at Home

This 8-week EMR program is an entry level course of over 80 hours that will prepare students for participation in pre-hospital patient care. The EMR course is designed for anyone  interested in learning more about the emergency response system and in being a first responder.  The EMR is usually the first trained individual who arrives at the scene of an emergency. 

Course Details Summary

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  1. Once you register, you will receive an email inviting you to our online orientation. Orientations are on Tuesdays at 2pm and Thursdays at 9am
  2. Once you complete the orientation, you have started your class and assignments will be due from that point.
  3. Students will have assignments due each week.
  4. During registration you will choose the option to have your lab materials shipped, or pick them up in our office in South Windsor, CT. We will arrange for you to have your materials prior to your first skill lab you schedule.
  5. You will take your final practical and written exams at our Training Center. You will return the box of supplies with you at that time.
  6. Students are required to complete skill labs of 4 hours weekly to a total of 24 hours for the course.

Skill Labs are completed remotely with our staff

A skill lab box will be loaned to the student and will contain all the needed equipment for learning labs remotely, after orientation but before your first skill. Skill Labs require a minimum of 24 hours of instruction, with 4 hours per week. Labs will begin in week 3 of your course. Labs are in 2 hour blocks and students may not complete more than 4 hours per day.

** Course costs include shipping and handling of all equipment being sent to the student.

Our online orientation requires the ability to live stream with our moderator, either by webcam with microphone, or call in by phone with video access.

The following items will be completed during our online, remote orientation, please allow 2 hours for orientation:

Our online orientation requires the ability to live stream with our moderator either by webcam with microphone, or call in by phone with video access.

  1. Student forms ( should be completed prior to orientation meeting)
  2. Review grading and student expectations  
  3. Enroll in the online course
  4. Review syllabus and milestones
  5. Review course requirements, NIMS, Communications etc.
  6. Review the functionality of the program
  7. Students will be taught how to sign up for skill labs.
  8. Students must come to our facility not less than 4 hours per week to complete psychomotor lab requirements.

List of required items:

  1. A computer for online lectures and assignments
  2. An internet speed capable of streaming video content.
  3. Watch – digital type or has a second hand. (any watch that must be “woken up” is not acceptable)
  4. Small spiral bound notepad

The cost of our class includes:

  • Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett AAOS EMR 6th Edition
  • Digital Copy of AAOS EMR 6th Edition (paper text can be purchased for an additional fee)
  • Access to lectures and online activities and assignments
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR certification
  • American Heart Association Blood Borne Pathogens certification
  • Blood Pressure cuff and stethoscope
  • Access to National Testing preparation program

How to become an EMR in CT

  1. Complete and Pass a State Approved Initial EMR class.
  2. Complete and Pass the National Registry EMR cognitive exam.
  3. Complete and Pass the National Registry/State Pscyhomotor exam.
  4. These National Tests are completed after the EMR class is passed and have separate fees.