UCLA EMS hires individuals who already possess an Emergency Medical Technician-1 (EMT-1) certification in the State of California. Certification as an EMT in California requires the completion of an approved training program in the state, a passing score on the National Registry EMT-1 Examination, and a local accreditation from any county within the state.
EMT training consists of classroom lectures and skills practice, totaling 114 hours, during which you learn to assess, stabilize, treat and transport patients in need of emergency medical care. For a complete directory of EMT training programs, visit the EMT Training Programs in California related link.
Our colleagues at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care offer a variety of EMT classes especially convenient for UCLA students. These classes are conducted on the UCLA campus in accordance with the academic quarter system. Available courses include:
- 10-week weeknight course
- 7.5-week weekend course
- 3-week accelerated course during academic holidays and breaks
- Online EMT course
UCLA students do not receive academic credit for the course.
Note: UCLA EMS does not offer EMT courses. For more information on EMT courses, please contact:
UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 267-5959 | Fax: (310) 312-9322
See the EMT Classes at UCLA link in Related Information for website that includes course schedules and enrollment information.
UCLA Emergency Medical Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (310) 206-8886
Fax: (310) 206-6812
Mail Code: 136408
601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Station Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week