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Next Course: January - April 2025.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are a vital component of the comprehensive emergency medical services (EMS) response system, providing prehopsital care and transportation to patients, under medical oversight.

EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies, and perform interventions with basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.  They are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system [from the National EMS Scope of Practice Model].

Mason County EMS & Trauma Council hosts an annual EMT course, designed to meet the entry-level job expectations of an EMT.  Each student must demonstrate attainment of the knowledge and skills in each area taught throughout the course.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.  Once the student has successfully completed this exam, they are eligible to apply for certification through the Washington State Department of Health.


  • A sponsoring agency*

  • 18 years of age or older

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Valid driver's license

  • Pass a multi-state background check

  • Health Care Provider CPR card

  • Tuberculosis skin test

  • Hepatitis B vaccine series

  • COVID-19 vaccine series

  • Entrance Exam

*If you are unsure how to obtain agency affiliation, contact us at


1.  Obtain agency affiliation.
2.  Apply to take the EMT Class Entrance Exam.
3.  Pass the EMT Class Entrance Exam.
4.  Complete the course application, including providing supporting documentation.
5.  Completed applications, including supporting documents, are submitted by your agency's training officer to


Interested applicants must pass the entrance exam to assess knowledge and understanding of reading comprehension, simple math problems, and basic first aid skills.

We recommend taking the entrance exam early in the application process.

This is a closed-book, proctored exam taken within a testing environment.  

Are you ready to take your entrance exam?  Click HERE for the Entrance Exam Application.


This is a 200+ hour training program, designed to prepare students to become  EMTs within the state of Washington, also including the Supraglottic Airway Endorsement requirements.

This course is traditionally held in person, two evenings per week and all day on Saturday, from January through April. Students will also be expected to study, practice skills, and participate in field rotations outside of class time.

The 2025 course will follow the same format

Additional details about the classroom and skills location will be announced soon.

The course application deadline is November 14, 2024.

Upon course completion, students must pass their NREMT exam, receive a state EMT credential, and meet any agency-specific requirements prior to operating as an EMT.

The 2025 Mason County EMT Course Application will be available HERE beginning in September 2024.  You may submit your entrance exam application at any time.

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