Become an EMT

Our course is intended for anyone with a deep desire to provide outstanding pre-hospital medical care and safe and effective emergency response to the public.

Emergency Medical Technician

The course and internship equate to over 500 hours of
education followed by a 144 hour residency ride-a-long program. This
model of EMS Education is exclusive to the Gloucester County EMS
EMT Training Academy. Academy graduates will possess the clinical,
affective, and psychomotor skills and knowledge to begin the application process at Gloucester County EMS.


Student Requirements
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)

  • At least 18 years old at the time of application submission

  • Possess a valid NJ Driver’s License

  • Successfully complete the pre-admission testing

  • Successfully pass an American Heart Association BLS for the

    Healthcare Provider course (provided by the Gloucester County EMS)

  • Pass a background check & drug screening

  • Submit to PPD testing & N95 fit testing

  • Provide MMR, influenza, & hepatitis vaccination records

  • Attend every class session

  • Attend every clinical assignment

  • Complete all course work, assignments, exams, skills assessments, projects, etc

Course Schedule
  • Classroom sessions meet one day per week for 40 weeks with appropriate breaks around major holidays

  • Clinical assignment requirements are 12 hours per week, beginning at week 15

  • Clinical assignments include an Emergency Department Observation, Advance Life Support

    Observation and Internship at Gloucester County EMS

  • Residency program requires 12 hours of ride-a-long time at Gloucester County EMS per week

The County of Gloucester complies with all state and federal rules and regulations against discrimination in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, and activities. In addition, County encourages participation of people with disabilities in its programs and activities and offers special services to all residents 60 years of age and older. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the County’s ADA Coordinator at (856) 384-6842/ New Jersey Relay Service 711. 

Initial Education Class:



Academy HQ

1200 N. Delsea Drive

Clayton, NJ 08312

Provided by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Freeholder Director - Robert M. Damminger

Freeholder Liaison - Dan Christy

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