Thank you for your interest in our EMT program.
Unfortunately, due to rapidly increasing rates of COVID infections, and after much discussion, the decision has been made to CANCEL THE SCHEDULED FALL EMT SCHOOL. This decision was not made lightly and was made primarily with the goal of ensuring the safety of both course participants and UFA employees.
If conditions change and we are able to offer a winter or spring class, we will update our course page with the details of the class.
Unified Fire Authority EMT Course Information
Salt Lake County Emergency Operations Center/Unified Fire Authority Headquarters
3380 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT, 84119
This is a part-time nine week EMT course. Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 1800-2200 hours, and every Saturday from 0830-1630 hours.
After successfully completing this course, you must pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) psychomotor and cognitive exams in order to be certified and/or licensed as an EMT. The course by itself constitutes training, while licensure and certification are the responsibility of the Utah State Bureau of EMS and the NREMT.
This EMT course is an intensive fast paced course that will teach the student Basic Life Support knowledge and skills needed to begin working in the Emergency Medical Services. Due to the fast paced, intensive nature of the course, it is imperative that the student attend all scheduled classes, has good study habits, and is willing and able to put their focus into the course.
A $300.00 non-refundable deposit is due within five days of registering for the course.
*There is an additional fee of $98.00 for the National Registry testing/certification. This is separate from the fee charged by UFA*
- Utah State application fee
- Class shirt
- Blood pressure cuff
- CPR certification
$98.00 NREMT certification/testing fee.
Students will be required to attend all scheduled classes.
The EMT course is a hands-on, skill oriented course, during which you will be in close proximity and contact with other students. Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the course including lectures, hands-on skills, cognitive and psychomotor testing. Students will be evaluated in such areas as dependability, attitude, maturity, the ability to relate to others, and ability to meet acceptable performance standards.
***UFA Strongly recommends that all students, instructors, and testers be fully vaccinated, however, COVID vaccines are not required and social distancing is not possible during this course. Participants may be asked to work in close proximity to other students and instructors.***
All applications will be completed the first night of class.
Please review the Utah State Bureau of EMS “Declaration of Understanding of Technical, Academic, and Physical Standards for the EMT” at the link below. You must be able to meet all of the requirements in this document.
Declaration of Understanding of Technical, Academic, and Physical Standard for the EMT
First Night of Class
Please bring the following items the first night of class:
Valid Driver’s License or Government Issued Photo ID
Remaining tuition payment of $1050.00
*Unified Fire Authority does not offer tuition payment or assistance plans*
DOCUMENTATION OF A TB TEST COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR. This test can be done at any physician’s office or clinic.
If you do not have the above items you will be dismissed from the Course immediately.
The Utah State Bureau of EMS will perform a background check on all individuals who submit an application to become an EMT. It is the student’s responsibility to verify their eligibility for licensure with the Utah State Bureau of EMS if the student has ever been convicted of a crime. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Utah State Bureau of EMS at the link below.
The Utah State Bureau of EMS (BEMSP) is the licensing body for EMT’s. This EMT Course by itself does not certify the student. Upon successful completion of this Course the student is eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification exam.