Northwest Regional Training Center
Setting the Standard in EMS Education
Emergency Medical Technician

This course meets the Washington State Department of Health requirements for EMT certification. Course duration is three months.

  • Age 18 or older by the start of the class.
  • Washington State background check (
  • Healthcare Provider CPR card.
  • Immunization records for MMR and Hepatitis B or a waiver.
  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) skin test.
Non-refundable application fee: application fee of $70 due at time application is submitted.

  • Option 1 tuition payment: If paid in full prior to class start date the cost is $70.00 application fee plus $680.00 class tuition for a total of $750.00.
  • Option 2 tuition payment: Is split into two payments. The first payment is $70.00 application fee plus $380.00 class fee paid prior to first day of class. The second payment due 3 weeks after class start date is $350.00 for a total of $800.00.

If a student withdraws or is expelled prior to completing the first four weeks of class, he/she will receive a $300.00 refund ONLY if the tuition has been paid in full.

Uniforms: Students are required to wear a uniform to class and will need to purchase a NWRTC EMS t-shirt sold for $9.50 plus applicable state tax. As part of the uniform students must wear black, navy or tan "Docker" style pants or cargo pants, and a pair of sturdy shoes.

National & State Exams:

Once the classroom portion is completed, students are eligible to take the National Registry EMT exam and/or the State EMT exam.

Reciprocity with Oregon State:

Once a student passes the National Registry Exam, they may then apply for the Oregon EMT certification. There is a cost of approximately $50, payable to the State of Oregon.

Click here to download the Admissions Application and additional information for the EMT Course.

Please call the NWRTC office at (360)-397-2100 if you have questions about this course or click here to register online today.

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