EMT Training Schools in New Jersey

We've complied a list of different places you can get your EMT education here in New Jersey.

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Becoming an EMT is a great way to get involved in an awesome job with great potential. And the first step on the road to becoming an EMT is getting the right education.

Below we've compiled a list of all sorts of different places you can get your EMT education here in New Jersey. Whether it's with a hospital system, a private company, or a community college program, you don't have to travel far to find a great class near you.



Atlantic County

Anthony "Tony" Canale Training Center - Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Atlantic Cape Community College - Atlantic City, NJ.

Bergen County

Bergen County EMS Training Center - Paramus, NJ.

Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute - Mahwah, NJ.

Burlington County

Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center - Westampton, NJ.

Mt. Laurel Emergency Services - Mount Laurel, NJ.

Camden County

Camden County College - Camden, NJ.

Waterford Township EMS - Atco, NJ.

Cape May County

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center EMS - Cape May, NJ.

Middle Township Ambulance Corps Inc. - Cape May, NJ.

Cumberland County

Rowan College of South Jersey: Cumberland Campus - Vineland, NJ.

Millville Emergency Medical Services - Millville, NJ.

Essex County

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Newark, NJ.

Clara Maas Medical Center - Belleville, NJ.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center - Livingston, NJ.

Gloucester County

Gloucester County EMS EMT Training Academy - Clayton, NJ.

Rowan College South Jersey: Gloucester Fire Academy in Sewell, NJ.

Hudson County

Jersey City Medical Center - Jersey City, NJ.

Hudson County Vo Tech - Englewood, NJ.

Hunterdon County

Community Safety Consultants - Metuchen, NJ.

Hunterdon Training Center - Annandale, NJ.

Mercer County

RWJ Hamilton - Hamilton, NJ.

Capital Health System - Ewing, NJ.

Middlesex County

Middlesex County Fire & EMS Academy - Sayreville, NJ.

Community Safety Consultants - Metuchen, NJ.

RWJ New Brunswick - New Brunswick, NJ.

Monmouth County

Monmouth Medical Center - Long Branch, NJ.

Keyport Board of Education - Shrewsbury, NJ.

Morris County

Public Safety Training Academy - Morristown, NJ.

Emergency Service Training Associates - Long Valley, NJ.

Ocean County

Ocean County Training Center - Waretown, NJ.

Community Medical Center - Toms River, NJ.

MMC Southern Campus - Lakewood, NJ.

Passaic County

Less Stress Instructional Services - Wayne, NJ.

Less Stress Instructional Services - Hawthorne, NJ.

Passaic County Community College - Paterson, NJ.

Salem County

Memorial Hospital of Salem County - Salem, NJ.

Somerset County

Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy - Hillsborough, NJ.

RWJ Somerset - Somerville, NJ.

Sussex County

Sussex County Community College - Newton, NJ.

Union County

RWJ Rahway - Rahway, NJ.

On Time Ambulance - Roselle, NJ.

Union County Community College - Cranford, NJ.

Warren County

Warren County Community College - Phillipsburg, NJ.

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Below, Joe Borer, On Time VP of North Operations, answers a few common questions about EMT classes and what a new student can expect.

How much do classes typically cost?

Standard pricing across New Jersey for EMT Classes is around $1,900. You will typically need to submit a non-refundable $400 payment up front, plus the remaining $1,500 during the course of the class. Some medical transportation companies offer tuition reimbursement and will pay you the EMT class fee back after you work for a certain amount of time.

If you're riding as a volunteer, the class is covered under the New Jersey State Training Fund. In that case, your squad will give you a voucher.

How long does the class take to complete?

That depends on which type of EMT class you choose. There are two types. One is the hybrid class which is a summer course that you can do in two months. The second is a traditional in-person course that takes up to six months.

Whichever course you end up choosing, keep in mind that the curriculums are very fast-paced and are at a college-level.

What happens when you finish the EMT class? Can you get hired right away?

After you pass your EMT class, you'll need to take the state test and and receive the results from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Once you pass that examination, you are ready to perform the duties of an EMT.

Students typically take the state test about two weeks after they complete and pass the course. You can even receive your results the same day --- or within a week.

Often times, during your class, recruiters will come in to scout the students. They'll go in and speak to everyone and explain their opportunities and available positions.

What's your advice for someone who just passed their EMT certification and is nervous about taking the state exam?

Look over the course information that the instructors gave you. They're giving you close pointers of what will be covered on the exam. Everything is covered in the textbooks. Study hard and don't forget your practical skills. It all comes back to you when you're actually doing it, but this testing is all done on a computer.

What's your advice on getting hired?

Start in a private sector service first before 911. Many people like to jump right into the 911 scene. But at the end of the day, you really need to gain your clinical skills first, and going into 911 isn't the answer for that. Get at least one to one-and-a-half years of non-emergency transport and then slowly enter into the 911 field. This way it's not all new to you.

What else should an aspiring EMT know about NJ EMT classes?

They are lengthy and fast-paced because it's not just in the classroom. There's also heavy homework that you'll have to complete for the course. A lot of it is web-based, so you're logging into a program that you'll do everything online and your instructor sees the homework is being done. Make sure you carve out the time to get that accomplished.

How did you come to know so much about EMS?

I became an EMT at 16-years-old and volunteered for the West New York Squad in Hudson County. I had a couple of options in life --- either to continue on as an EMT or pursue other things.

I really had a knack for understanding the business in general. I also had 911 experience. As you progress from volunteering to a paid service, and then into a hospital-based service, and back into a private service, you gain a lot of experience.

How many EMTs do you personally know in New Jersey?

I'd say about 300. :D

On Time offers full tuition reimbursement for your EMT class when you work for us. We take pride in having brand new equipment and providing clear career paths for our employees.

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