Accelerated EMT Program (Fall 2023)


2120 L Street NW, Ste. 530, Washington, DC 20037


***Note that this class is now waitlisted. The chances of being placed into the class from the waitlist remain high. You will be contacted on the morning of Monday, 9/11/23, to let you know if you have been seated in the class. Your registration fee will be refunded if you are not seated from the waitlist. ***

The GW Medical Faculty Associates Department of Emergency Medicine is excited to announce an Accelerated EMT Program for Fall 2023. This program is an accelerated 14-week program for those interested in entering the exciting world of EMS.  The class is also perfect for people interested in a career in healthcare, or in working for a fire department, EMS agency, or hospital.

The class schedule is designed to meet the demands of a working professional or student, with class hours in the evenings and occasional weekend labs, the dates of which can be found here (Subject to Change).

Taught by practicing GWDEMTC clinicians and educators, students will complete the didactic and practical portions of the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) program with both lectures and hands-on simulations. Students will have the opportunity to apply what they've learned through rotations within affiliated emergency service institutions.

After successfully completing the course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) computer-based certification examination. For more information on requirements for the National Registry, please visit the NREMT website.


The cost of the course is a total of $3,250.  A $1,000 deposit is required to register for the class and is non-refundable after August 28, 2023. Tuition includes:

  • All course materials: textbook, course folder, and online learning portal access
  • Course website with practice exams and supplemental material
  • Access to GWDEMTC equipment and instructors for after-hours practice
  • Uniform shirts and name tags for clinical rotations
  • Vital signs equipment: BP cuff, stethoscope, pen light, shears
  • NREMT Psychomotor testing
  • Post course follow-up for Cognitive NREMT testing registration and certification transfers
  • AHA BLS Certification 
  • CEVO 4 Certification

**Tuition does not include the NREMT Application Fee ($104) which is required to sit for the NREMT Cognitive Exam.

Tuition also does not include the fee for background check/immunization tracking/drug screen required to complete field clinicals. This fee is approximately $150 and is through a specific third-party vendor (more information on this process will be included in your welcome packet)**


Meeting Times
  • Course Duration: September 11, 2023 - December 16, 2023
  • Meeting Times:           
    • Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
      • **No class Wednesday 11/22**
    • Eight (8) Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Testing Dates: Friday, December 15, 2023 and Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • At least 16 years old prior to the start date of the course.
  • Able to provide a record of up-to-date vaccinations (including the COVID-19 vaccine), physical exam, background check, and drug test to meet clinical site requirements.
  • Able to meet time and physical commitments of the program as detailed in the Student Handbook.
  • Access to the internet and ability to complete homework, quizzes, and exams outside of class with a personal computing device (access to word processing suite and internet).

For additional questions or information, please contact the Training Center at 202.741.2958 or email  If no seats are left available for registration, it is possible that the course is full. Please note that the waitlist is limited to 5 potential students.