EMS Classes and Trainings

Ongoing EMS training, certification and skill development are available to match your interests. If you are interested in enrolling in a class, you must contact the course coordinator. The Vermont EMS Office does not register students for classes.

Don’t see a course in your area? Visit the District Contacts link to connect with training coordinators in neighboring districts who might be planning a class nearby.

Check out upcoming courses and continuing education for all license levels.

EMS Practical Exams

How do I register for a practical exam site?

To participate in a practical exam session, all candidates must register using the Practical Exam Registration Application in the LIGHTS online system. 

Registration for an AEMT or Paramedic exam site requires a Practical Authorization to Test (PATT) number, which is assigned after completing an online application on the National Registry of EMTs website.

EMS Practical Exam Schedule

EMS Meetings

The EMS Office strives to provide many opportunities to interact with members of the EMS community and its stakeholder groups. These meetings are open – see the chart below for details. if you have any questions, please contact the EMS Office.

EMS Leadership Call – This monthly conference call is a forum for district and agency leaders to receive updates from EMS Office staff and discuss current issues and activities relevant to the Vermont EMS system.

Protocol Update Training Sessions - These in-person sessions are not mandatory and are offered to supplement training you might receive at your home service.  Training Officers are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions.

Credentialing Seminars - This seminar will provide an overview of credentialing for Heads of Service, Training Officers and Instructor/Coordinators. Participants will leave with a credentialing process to bring back to their agencies.

EMS Regional Town Hall Meetings – Several times a year, the EMS Office staff travels to various locations around the state for town hall-type meetings to provide updates and discuss pertinent issues and ideas with the local EMS community.  All regional town hall meetings are scheduled for 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the dates specified below, unless an alternate time is noted.

2023 VT EMS Regional Town Hall Meeting Schedule
Weds, 5/29/24Regional Ambulance Service275 Stratton                   Rutland, VT                               Start time 6 p.m.
Mon, 6/24/24Hartford Fire Dept Training Room812 VA Cutoff Road                   White River Junction, VT           Start time 5 p.m.            


EMS Advisory Committee Meetings – The EMS Advisory Committee is comprised of representatives of the EMS community and stakeholder groups.

GroupDate/TimeLocationAudio Conferencing Information
 EMS LeadershipFirst Thursday of every month 11:00N/AMeeting link sent prior to each meeting
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