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gloved hands placing an IV catheter into a vein on an arm.


Next Class: October 17th - November 4th, 2023

This course is for current EMTs with at least 1 year of experience who would like to expand their knowledge and skillset to become EMT/IV Technicians.

Upon completion of this course and required paperwork, graduates are eligible to obtain their IV Technician endorsement from the Washington State Department of Health.


  • A sponsoring agency*

  • EMT with at least 1 year of experience

  • Vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Non-Mason County students: A statement from your MPD acknowledging this class will meet your county's initial IV Technician training requirements

  • Mason County Students: Being prepared to transition from BLS OTEP to the ILS/ALS OTEP (Base Station) training requirements. 

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


1.  Complete the course application.
2.  Submit the course application with all supporting documents to


Are you ready to take the next step on your EMS provider journey?  Submit your application now!

Application deadline: September 15, 2023

A minimum of 6 students must be enrolled by the application deadline for the course to commence.

Course application with additional course details can be found HERE.



October 18th, 2022 - November 5th, 2022 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Hoodsport Fire Station 18-2
331 N Finch Creek Rd
Hoodsport, WA 98548


Fire Chief/Paramedic Michael Sexton


You are about to embark on an approximately 48-hour training program to receive an IV Technician endorsement from the Washington State Department of Health.  In addition to your class time, you will also be required to complete hospital/field rotations sufficient to meet the minimum number of successful IV starts before the end of the course.  You may also need to study on your time outside of class.


  1. Attend all class sessions

  2. Pass written test with 80% or above

  3. Fifteen successful IVs during the class

  4. Complete a minimum of 2 hours of hospital time at the Mason General Hospital and additional time with the Emergency Department and local EMS agencies as needed to meet IV start requirements.


$620 for Mason County EMS Council members / $740 for non-council members.

Cost includes your book and supplies. The IV catheters and supplies you use during class may not be the same as those your agency uses.

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