Defib This at  Berkeley

EMT Course Information


Course Description

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic (160 hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education

  2. Clinical (24 hours): field training (2 EMS ride-alongs) with a minimum of 10 patient contacts

  3. Testing (12 hours): weekly exams, midterm, and final exam

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the national registry exam required prior to applying for California State EMT certification.

This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specified in the regulations of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.


Click HERE to download your Prerequisite Checklist 

The documents listed below will need to be provided to us BEFORE the first day of class.

** Email prerequisites to with the subject line "Defib EMT Prerequisites"**

  • 1 Negative TB Test - within the last 18 months

  • Proof of MMR, TDAP, HepB, Varicella or Titres

  • Uniform (links are for suggested items - you may purchase other brands of similar quality)

  • EMT Patch - You will receive this on your first skills day.

  • EMS Shirt - Navy Blue Short-Sleeve Button Up (MEN / WOMEN)

  • Undershirt - Navy Blue (MEN / WOMEN)

  • EMS Pants - Navy Blue (MEN / WOMEN)

  • EMS Boots - Black (MEN / WOMEN)

  • Black Belt

  • 7.5” Trauma Shears

  • Stethoscope

  • Blood Pressure Cuff

  • Penlight

  • Wrist Watch - watch MUST have a second hand, smart watches not recommended.

  • Live Scan - this is a PERSONAL live scan, please make sure the results are sent to your address and not our office.

  • Enrollment Agreement - Provided on your first skills day.

Do not Purchase the textbook yet! 

We will be sending you a link to the JB learning website with a discount code and your course ID number.  This link is sent out three weeks prior to the start of the class.

  • Physical Textbook Optional

          Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured  Navigate 2 Essentials Access

  • eTextbook Mandatory

          Navigate 2 Advantage Digital Supplement EMT 11E and FISDAP

  • Laptop, iPad or Tablet

  • All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet (with charger) to complete assignments - cellphones are not supported

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.
    We’re here to help!


EMT- Class Schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Sundays: 9:00am - 5:30pm


UC Berkeley Main Campus
Room locations TBA one week prior to start of program
Berkeley, CA 94704

(831) 426-9111

Yes, we have a Payment Plan!

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Instructor Ron models the latest in EMT uniforms

Instructor Ron models the latest in EMT uniforms