Emergency Medical Technician – EMT


Quest Nursing Education Center is approved by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), and Alameda County Emergency Medical Services to offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program. This course is designed to prepare qualified individuals to become safe and competent emergency medical technicians in a variety of healthcare settings and facilities. The program consists of 178 hours of theory and clinical experience led by successful health care practitioners (EMTs, Paramedics, firefighters, etc). Upon successful completion of the course students will be eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Examination. After successful completion of this proficiency examination, certification will be granted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Students will also be eligible to apply for certification in their local county.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid social security card and picture ID
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required, Foreign diplomas accepted if equivalent to U.S
  • Speak, Read, an Write English (Evaluation of English proficiency will be required for non-native English speakers)
  • Successfully pass a Physical health exam (completed by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner) and an intradermal PPD skin test for tuberculosis (or chest x-ray as appropriate). The following immunizations are required: MMR Vaccination (Measles Mumps Rubella), TB Test- (Tuberculosis) and the test must be within the past 6 months of the class end date
  • Successfully pass a Criminal Screening Background Test.
  • Pay Tuition.



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Option 1- ONLINE Option 2-Enroll in Person
Fill out an online application- payment required.

Representative will contact you to complete enrollment agreement

Submit all required documents by due date (High school cert, social security card, ID, Physical exam, TB test or x-ray if applicable, Flu shot (during flu season- nov-march)

Complete enrollment agreement-Payment required

Submit all required documents by due date (High school cert, social security card, ID, Physical exam, TB test or x-ray if applicable, Flu shot (during flu season- nov-march)

*Physical Exam/TB test- Must be completed within 6 months of end date of program



EMT PROGRAM – COURSE FEES- $2000– payable to institution

$250 Application/Registration Fee (Non Refundable*)
$250 Course materials (Non Refundable*, Not Returnable)
$250 Insurance Fee (Non Refundable*)$150 Background Check Fee* (Non Refundable*)

$100 Lab Fee* (Non-Refundable*)

$0     Student Tuition Recovery Fee ( Non Refundable*)
$1000 Tuition ( $5.62 per clock hour)
Total Charges Paid to Institution : $2000

*The student has a right to cancel and obtain a refund of charges according to the standards set forth by CEC 94920 (b) which states: Institutions shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), If notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.


Additional Charges (Approximate cost by student to a third party {student responsibility})- $670
Text-book- $195

Physical Exam/TB test/Flu Vaccine: $60
Uniform and Shoes- $150

Blood pressure kit: $30

NREMT Examination Fee- $90

EMSA Registry- $75

County EMS certification fee -$70



Day 1 – Day 21- Theory days (8am-4:30pm) at the institution

3 Clinical Days (7am – 3:30pm) ( at a Ambulance Facility- Locations could be in Oakland, el cerrito, Alameda, san leandro, berkeley or surrounding bay area)



Students are required to attend all scheduled class/clinical sessions. Students may only miss 1 theory and 1 clinical sessions. Students who miss more than 1 theory and/or more than 1 clinical session will be automatically withdrawn from the course. A missed theory and/or clinical session must be made up to successfully complete the course. The scheduled date for the missed theory and clinical session will be established with the course schedule. The student will have to enroll in a 1 day make-up course. The cost of this course is $200.