Signing Up for the EMT Course
This is a complete guide on how to sign up for the Bergen County EMT Training Course. If you are confused or new to this process, this will most certainly help you in the process of signing up.
Go To Your Local Ambulance Corps
Before you sign up for the EMT training course, choose an ambulance corps to ride for. Many ambulance corps will let you ride as an observer, so you can still gain experience even though you aren't fully trained.
Important: Many ambulance corps in Bergen County are able to pay your tuition for the EMT Training Course if you join the ambulance corps, so it is always a good idea to contact and join your local ambulance corps before you sign up for the course.
Go to the Bergen County EMS Training Center website
The Bergen County EMS Training Center is where the course will take place. This website where you will also sign up too. Take a look around the website to get more insight into other courses they offer and the general information about what they do.
Register for the course
On the website, click Registration and it will lead you to the page shown in this picture. Look for the course named "EMT Basic" and click on it.
Once you click on the course, it will drop down and show you the description, requirements, cost, and class times for the course. Please read everything carefully and click on the links provided in the course description.
Click here to start registration
You will then be led to this page. Fill out all the required information and then click
After clicking on the registration button as indicated above, it will lead you to this page. This contains the same information as the picture above. Simply click on "continue with registration." After this, you will then be led to a page that required you to fill out some student information. Fill out all the required fields, and then click continue.
Taking the Course and Studying
Once you are signed up, please tell your EMS club that you will be taking the training course. This will help us keep track of the amount of potential EMT's we have in Bergen County. When you do begin the course, it will be very time-consuming. Both the content and the rigor of the class may be stressful, so we definitely recommend forming study groups with friends that you know in your EMS Club or other schools. This will not only help you through the course, but it will form many new bonds of friendship.
Important: The EMS Training Center also offers tutoring from a few instructors outside of class. These tutoring sessions are all through zoom due to CoVid. If you find yourself struggling, attending these sessions are incredibly helpful. Click the link on the right to learn more.