EMT Courses

Registration for EMT courses should be done directly to the Atlantic Training Center at atlanticambulance.org. Click on “Education” for course schedule changes.

Any questions should be directed to the Atlantic Training Center at 908-522-2365 (Listen to Prompts) or faxed to 973-422-2582.

Volunteers who are eligible for reimbursement through the NJ EMT Training Fund must submit appropriate paperwork to the Atlantic Training Center prior to the course start date: 110 Dorsa Avenue, P. O. Box 391, Livingston, NJ 07039.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial Certification

This course is designed to instruct a student to the level of EMT-Basic, who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of prehospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-Basic. This course includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service. One day of CPR has been incorporated into each EMT-Basic class for students that are unable to get CPR prior to the start of class. There will be an additional charge of $65.00 for the CPR for all attendees (including volunteers).

This is a rigorous program of classroom instruction, practical skills, evaluations, and homework assignments. The student must also complete 10 hours of clinical skills in a hospital emergency room. In order to successfully complete this course and in order to take the NJ State Certifying Examination, the student must obtain a grade of 70% on all tests. All absences must be made-up prior to taking the state exam.

  • Orientation: Monday January 4, 2017, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    Course Dates: January 14, 2017 – May 13, 2017
  • Orientation: Tuesday February 15, 2017, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
    Course Dates: February 22, 2017 – July 29, 2017
  • Orientation: Thursday, June 19, 2017, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
    Course Dates: June 26, 2017 – August 17, 201
  • Orientation: Monday, August 21, 2017, 7:00 PM– 10:00 pm
    Course Dates: August 26, 2017 – December 17, 2017

Please check Atlantic Training Center’s web site for EMT Initial Certification course schedules and dates as schedules and dates may change.

EMS Safety in the Streets

The course increases the practitioners’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.

The curriculum covers crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and bystander safety, and personal health. It offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.

All courses held 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • February 4
  • September 17

Core Refresher

24.0 Core Continuing Education Credits

This course is designed to represent the core refresher knowledge and skills required for the EMT/EMT-B to recertify in NJ.

In 2012 the State of New Jersey made changes to the EMT program including the refresher programs. The old Core 13 has now been replaced with three separate Core Refresher programs, Core Refresher A-Airway, Core Refresher B-Medical, and Core Refresher C-Trauma.

The courses may be taken in any order and need to be completed prior to your expiration date along with your 24 elective CEU’s to recertify. If you are an expired EMT and would like to reactivate your certification or a RN looking to obtain your EMT certification, you must complete all three Core Refreshers and challenge the state EMT exam.

This program includes classroom instruction, and practical skills. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must attend all sessions, plus obtain a score of at least 70% on the final evaluation, and successfully pass the skills station.

Session A – Airway (Thursday and Friday evenings)
6:30pm – 10:30pm
February 23 & 24, 2017
May 4 & 15, 2017
September 14 & 15, 2017
November 30 & December 1, 2017
Session B – Medical (Saturdays)
9:00am – 6:00pm
February 25, 2017
May 6, 2017
September 16, 2017
December 2, 2017
Session C – Trauma (Sundays)
9:00am – 6:00pm
February 26, 2017
May 7, 2017
September 17, 2017
December 3, 2017

International Training Life Support

16.0 Continuing Education Credits

ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. It is used as a state-of-the-art continuing education course – and as an essential curriculum in many paramedic, EMT and first-responder training programs. ITLS courses combine classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Scenario assessment stations enable you to put your learning to work in simulated trauma situations. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, pre-hospital care and the ITLS approach.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • July 15 & 16

Registrations for the above courses are through Atlantic Training Center
Telephone – (908) 522-2365 (Listen to Prompts)

Prehospital Trauma Life Support – PHTLS

16.0 Continuing Education Credits

This two day course is designed to provide the practicing prehospital provider with a specific body of knowledge related to the prehospital assessment and care of the trauma patient. It is stressed that this is a continuing education program and contains information that may be of a review nature for some or all participants. The uniqueness of this program rests not with an entirely new body of knowledge, but instead with advances in prehospital trauma intervention techniques along with new combinations and applications of existing skills and knowledge.

This is a demanding program of classroom instruction and practical skills. Students will be expected to go outdoors. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must obtain a score of 75% or better on the final examination.

Conducted by the National Association of EMT’s and Atlantic Ambulance Training Center.

All courses 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • January 14 & 15, 2017
  • March 4 & 5, 2017
  • May 21, 2017 (Refresher)
  • August 12 & 13, 2017
  • September 9 & 10, 2016

Registration for this course is through Atlantic Training Center
Telephone – (908) 522-2365 (Listen to Prompts)