Emory EMS FAQs


2022–2023 EMT/AEMT Course and Licensed EMS Provider Application

When is the deadline to submit applications?

If you are applying for the EMT/AEMT course, the application deadline is August 19, 2022. If you are applying as a licensed EMS provider, the application is due July 1, 2022.

I won’t have my certification until later in the summer. Can I still apply?

Yes. Per page 1 of the Certified Provider Application on our website, you must have your NREMT Certification and GA EMS license by September 1, 2022. In order to allow time to process tests and paperwork, and to comply with this deadline, we recommend course completion in early/mid-August at the latest.

I am enrolling in another program’s EMT class this summer, but I will not be certified and licensed before the July 1 deadline. Am I still eligible to apply to volunteer with Emory EMS?

Yes. You can still apply as a licensed provider as long as you have your Georgia state licensure by the September 1st deadline. The rest of the application must still be turned in by July 1st and include your anticipated completion date. Additionally, you still must come to orientation the week of August 14th even if you do not yet have your license by then.

Can I join EEMS any time in the year?

No. EEMS only hosts one new provider orientation each year. This usually occurs in late August before the first week of university classes.

If I am accepted as an already certified provider, when is EEMS orientation, and is it mandatory?

Yes, attendance at orientation is mandatory. The 2022 orientation is scheduled for the week of August 15–19.

If I already have my EMT-B, can I join the Emory EMS EMT/AEMT course just for the AEMT portion?

No. The EMT/AEMT Course is a two-semester commitment and must be completed in its entirety.

Will EEMS be hosting a standalone Advanced EMT (AEMT) course?

No.

Am I able to join EEMS if I am not an Emory undergraduate student?

Yes! The application for the course and provider is open to Emory graduate students, Emory faculty, staff, affiliates, and alumni.

If I get an EMT/AEMT certification with EEMS, will I be able to use it in my home state?

Upon obtaining your NREMT certification you may apply for a license in your home state. The NREMT certification is recognized in 46 states.

If I have certification in another state, can I apply to join EEMS?

It depends. In order to work in Georgia, you must have your NREMT certification (EMT-B, AEMT, or Paramedic). If you have your NREMT, please see our Certified Provider application on our website.

Can I still join the class if I have an Emory class that conflicts partially with the EMT/AEMT course?

No. Students of the EMT/AEMT course are required to attend all scheduled classes and other course-related functions.

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Whom should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have additional questions after reading this document, the application(s), and the timeline document on our website, please send us an email or call our office at 404.727.0180 and someone from Command Staff will be in touch with you.