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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 will have twice as much work each week. However, this doesn’t work for everyone because of their learning style or daytime work schedule. It’s not uncommon for students to take the standard course because it works best with their schedule outside of the classroom.

While you can’t avoid the necessary hours for training and education, you can get the process moving faster by completing specific requirements independently.

Take CPR courses online

Get your CPR certification before applying for an EMT course as this is one less thing that you’ll have to worry about studying or obtaining during your coursework. You can often complete one of these classes as fast as 90 minutes or take your time over a few days. At Mobile Medical Response, we offer a two-part hybrid course that includes an online portion that must be completed before an in-person competency class.

Get vaccinations and a TB test

Before you can start taking an EMT course, you need to make sure that you’re up to date on your vaccines and have a current tuberculosis test. You can visit your primary care physician to receive any necessary vaccinations as well as have a TB test done. This will ensure that you’re ready to start courses as soon as you’ve enrolled.

Register for an EMT course today

Don’t put off getting started on your career path, enroll in EMT courses with Mobile Medical Response today. If you have questions about accelerated EMT courses in Michigan, please don’t hesitate to reach out and speak with our staff. You can call our education office at 989-907-3698 or send a message using our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.