Training & Certifications


This course is offered to anyone who wants to provide introductory emergency medical care with an EMS service, fire department, or within other healthcare settings. The curriculum provides for an early and continuing emphasis on patient assessment as well as reinforcement of the basic sequence of emergency care procedures.  The EMT course follows the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT Educational Standards and Guidelines, and consists of approximately 170 classroom hours and performing ten patient assessments in the field.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible to complete the National Registry EMT Computer Based Test. Students must be 18 years of age to qualify for National Registry EMT certification.

This course may be taken for credit or certificate.

Course Dates

Creighton University EMS Education:

May 15 - August 9, 2018 Evening Session Tues and Thur 6:00pm to 10:00pm Registration is now open

August 23 - December 13, 2018 Afternoon Session Tues and Thur 12:30pm to 4:30pm

August 23 - December 13, 2018 Evening Session Tues and Thur 6:00pm to 10:00pm

January 17 - May 9, 2019 Afternoon Session Tues and Thur 12:30pm to 4:30pm

January 17 - May 9, 2019 Evening Session Tues and Thur 6:00pm to 10:00pm


Additional Information

 All EMT students must provide evidence of training equivalent to American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. We require certification that assesses both Cognitive (written) and Psychomotor (in-person skills testing session with an instructor) Skills related to BLS. Certification from organizations assessing Cognitive Skills only will not be accepted.

Certification must be at the healthcare provider or professional rescuer level from one of the following agencies:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Safety and Health Institute
  • American Trauma Event Management
  • EMS Safety Services Inc
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute
  • National Safety Council
  • PRO CPR Organization

(List provided by the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:

Creighton University EMS Education does offer American Heart Association BLS courses.


Due to the nature of the field and clinical components of the EMT class, we are required to have you complete a certified background check of our choosing. Students are responsible for the cost of the check.

Projected Expenses
This information is to help the student anticipate some costs associated with the EMT course. These are estimates only and do not necessarily reflect all expenses associated with the course.

  • Tuition for certificate/non-credit students $735* (subject to change)
  • Textbook $120
  • Uniform (one shirt) $40
  • Creighton University ID Card $10
  • Certification Examination Fee $80
  • Immunizations for Health Science Students  Cost Varies
  • Background Check  Cost Varies

View immunization requirements for Health Science Students

*Students registering for college credit will be billed at the current tuition rate.