EMT-B Admissions Procedure

How to apply

The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certificate program is one semester and limited-access. To enroll, candidates must:

  1. Apply and be accepted to Seminole State. For more information on the steps to enroll, visit the admissions website.
  2. Attend a mandatory information session. You will receive a program application at this session.
  3. Submit a completed Emergency Medical Service (EMS) application to the Fire Science/EMS office in the Center for Public Safety (PS-100) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The application must include: a FDLE/FBI criminal background check; proof of current certifications and CPR at the Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer Level or equivalent; and a drug screening.


Tuition, books, uniforms, and testing fees for the EMT-Basic program is approximately $2,400 for in-state residents. For the complete information, please visit the fee schedule in the College Catalog or attend an information session.

How to enroll

Upon completion of the application and submission of required documentation, students will receive a letter within 3-5 business days after the application deadline inviting them to the mandatory orientation session. Only students accepted into the program will be invited to the orientation. Students who are on stand by will also be invited to attend the orientation; however, their admission is not guaranteed. The orientation session will take place approximately 10 days after letters are received. Students will sign registration form at orientation that will be submitted to Records and Registration.

About the Program

Classes are held four or two days per week. Day and night programs are available. Laboratory and lecture may rotate throughout the week. EMT Practicum (clinical) hours will be scheduled by the student during times when lectures or labs are not scheduled.

The program is offered each term at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and based on student interest and enrollment at the Oviedo Campus. Classes follow the college's term schedule: Fall (August-December); Spring (January-April); and Summer (May-August). Enrollment into programs in the Center for Public Safety area begin approximately 8 weeks before the term begins.

  • Day Classes (Sanford/Lake Mary): Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Evening Classes (Sanford/Lake Mary and Oviedo*): Monday-Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.

*Oviedo classes are offered based on student interest and enrollment.

Professional liability insurance is required for EMT and Paramedic students and is included in the tuition costs. Seminole State does not provide medical insurance for the student, and it is the student's responsibility.

Special Requirements

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 1119), EMT Laboratory (EMS 1119L), and EMT Clinical (EMS 1401) must be completed in the same term.
  • A minimum grade of "C" (80 percent) in EMS courses is required for the student to complete the National registry Certification Examinations and the Florida EMT-Certification.
  • Students who receive a failing grade for any EMS course, or who withdraw from the program, must register into all three co-requisite courses upon return or re-admittance into the EMS Program..


Public Safety
Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100