Public Safety Center

Advanced EMT

Advanced EMT 

The Shumaker Public Safety Center is a Pennsylvania Department of Health Accredited Certification Training Institute. Learn about the Pennsylvania Department of Health Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program.

Who is the AEMT program for? 

The AEMT program is for certified EMTs. It provides the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to be an entry-level, nationally-certified AEMT. 

What does the program cover? 

The course includes a combination of:

  • Lectures 
  • Group discussions 
  • Practical skills labs 
  • Clinical experiences 

It follows the National EMS Education Standards for current EMTs seeking AEMT certification. By completing this program, you can take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) at the AEMT level.


What are clinicals like? 


Clinical field rotation hours consist of: 

  • 24 hours in an Emergency Department 
  • 76 hours pre-hospital 

You must complete 24 hours in an Emergency Department before you start the pre-hospital clinicials. You must fulfill your clinical requirement before the end of class. 


How do I apply? 

Download the Advanced EMT program application (pdf). 


How much does the program cost?

The tuition is $975.00. The textbook is not included in the tuition.

Upon successful completion of the AEMT Program students are eligible for their AEMT certification exams. 

These exams are administered by the Pa. Department of Health–Bureau of EMS/National Registry of EMTs (Psychomotor) and the NationalRegistry of EMTs/Pearson-Vue test centers (Cognitive).

Please note that there is a separate fee associated with the Cognitive exam ($100.00/attempt) that is paid to the National Registry of EMTs.


Who can I contact for more information? 

Contact the HACC EMS Education Unit at 717-780-3255 or rbernini@hacc.edu

When are the classes?

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HACC-Shumaker Public Safety Center is a Pennsylvania Department of HealthAccredited Certification Training Institute