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Is an accelerated EMT course the fastest way to become an EMT in Michigan?
November 3, 2021 at 7:00 AM
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If you’re looking to get into a field that requires specific training and certification, it can be frustrating to have to go through the designated programs and testing before you can start making money. Becoming an EMT or another medical first responder is going to require training and certification before you can get a job. Accelerated EMT courses in Michigan are available for those who want to get started in the field faster. At Mobile Medical Response, we can help you get the necessary training hours and certification to qualify for an EMT job. Below you’ll find answers to common questions about accelerated courses as well as some tips.

Can I get around training hours with an accelerated course?

It’s required that EMTs receive between 120 to 150 hours of training to earn a certificate. This is a non-negotiable requirement that is established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). There’s no avoiding this requirement when training to become an EMT. In addition to that time, you must complete a competency exam to receive your certificate.

It’s important to understand that certification is not awarded as part of your completion of the program at Mobile Medical Response. Rather, you’ll be included as part of a roster of participants who completed the course, which is submitted to the MDHHS so you can take the exam.

How are accelerated EMT courses different?

You might be wondering if there’s no way to get around the required training hours, then how is an accelerated EMT course different from a traditional course? Accelerated courses simply move faster than traditional courses. For example, if you’re enrolled in a traditional course that meets at night twice weekly for two-hour classes, an accelerated equivalent would meet four times weekly for two-hour classes. This allows you to complete the course in half the time while meeting the necessary training requirements.

Are accelerated EMT courses better?

Understanding whether or not accelerated EMT courses are better comes down to each individual. Some students can handle the increased workload and studying as they go through the course as an accelerated course wil