Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Programme


Programme Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician Programme prepares graduates to initiate assessment and care of the ill or injured patient. After successful completion of the programme, each graduate must succeed at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) practical and computer based knowledge examinations. This programme provides opportunity to prepare for entry-level positions in the Emergency Medical Services profession for possible employment in a variety of pre-hospital, hospital, Fire and Rescue Services and industrial settings.

  • Course Date – September 17, 2024 - December 19, 2024
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • 35 hour Practicum schedule to be determined
  • Course Fee - $2,395
  • Course Code – TDS EMT1


To provide an Introductory Course for those wishing to pursue a career in pre-hospital medicine To continue to establish a career pathway for health care that meets the needs of the community: 
Nursing Assistant > EMT> Paramedic > Registered Nurse.

The definition of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is:  “An individual who has successfully completed the U.S. DOT’s (Department of Transportation) EMT National Standard Training Program or its equivalent and approved by a state emergency medical services program or other authorized agency. The curriculum for the EMT – Basic (EMT) deals with the assessment and care of the ill or injured patient”.   


Educational focus is on personal safety, safety of the crew, patient and bystanders, patient assessment, patient care, lifting and moving, transport, transfer of care and patient advocacy. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive emergency team. The EMT course is a 14 week course with theoretical and practical components. The practical component will be in the classroom initially and then in the clinical setting – on the ambulance(s) and the Emergency Department.


All persons applying to the EMT programme must:

  • Be 18 years and older
  • Be physically fit

Those entering this programme must demonstrate proficiency in English and Math with proof of one of the following:

  1. CPT Scores meeting the minimum requirement
    • Reading: 249
    • Sentence: 3-4
    • Elementary Algebra: 237
  2. An extended grade of C or above in Extended IGCSE Math and English
  3. IB scores of 5 and above in Math and English
  4. AP scores of 4 and above in Math and English
  5. College Level English and Math
  6. An Associate’s Degree or higher

Proof of one of the above must be provided to the PACE Division before one may register.

CPT Details

  • Book your CPT appointment via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The fee is $30 per assessment payable at the Business Office on online at www.college.bm/payment.
  • Visit www.accuplacer.org to prepare for the CPT assessment.
  • CPT Scores meeting the minimum requirements for the EMT Programme are as follows:
    • Reading: 249
    • Sentence: 3-4
    • Elementary Algebra: 237

Please send CPT results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line ‘EMT Programme CPT Results’. Ms. Smith will then provide a letter of acceptance and registration details.

Next Steps

  1. Submit a PACE Registration form along with the acceptance letter to the Student Enrolment Registration and Records (SERR) Office.
  2. Submit payment to the Business Office.
  3. Purchase your textbooks from the Bermuda College Bookstore.
  4. Submit your Police Records and Medical certificates (detailed below) to the PACE office no later than 2 weeks prior to the course.

The following screenings and certificates are mandatory for all students in the programme. Screenings are available at the Health Department, King Edward Memorial Hospital or your private doctor:

  1. Police Vetting Report from bermuda Police Services
  2. Hair Follicle Drug Screening (Employee Health Services, King Edward Memorial Hospital only)
  3. Proof of valid Health Insurance
  4. Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  5. Hepatitis B Test and/or Shot as Required
  6. Tetanus Shot
  7. Influenza Shot
  8. SCARS Training
  9. Regular Covid-19 Testing
  10. American Heart Foundation 2-person Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)

Please note that students will not be permitted to enroll in the programme without having furnished evidence of successful completion of all the above screenings as they are mandatory requirements for all who work in the local hospitals or licensed government health care facilities.

Please also note that the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Bermuda Government reserve the right to refuse access to any individual deemed to be unsuitable to work in Bermuda’s local health care facilities.


For more information contact the Programme Coordinator, Karen Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 236-9000 Ext:4050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 236-9000 Ext:4117