Earn a New York State EMT-Basic certification, good for three years.

EMT - Basic Original


    180 Hours

  • FEE



Intended Audience

Individuals requiring New York State Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification, the second level of medical technician offered by the State, for entry level career positions or volunteer opportunities in EMS.


This course is designed to provide rescuers with the emergency medical knowledge and skills necessary to care for the sick and injured in a pre-hospital setting. Topics include the recognition and treatment of respiratory and circulatory emergencies, trauma, medical emergencies, environmental injuries, emergency childbirth, and psychological emergencies.

This class is a combination of online and in-person synchronous and a-synchronous learning with all skills classes being taught in person. Due to New York State Department of Health requirements, attendance is mandatory at all classes.

The course fee may be reimbursable for those who are members of SVAC or other DOH approved EMS Agencies. The fee does not include the cost of books and other course materials.


Students successfully completing this course are eligible to take the New York State certification exam for EMT-B, and the optional National Registry EMT exam, which is valid for three years.


  • Students must be 17 years old by the last day of the month in which he/she is scheduled to take the written certification exam.
  • A minimum of 80% overall course average is required to qualify for the NYS written exam.
  • You must be fully vaccinated (and boosted, if eligible) for COVID-19. Please bring your proof of vaccination to class.




  • Kevin Lynch

    EMT-P, CIC #5110

  • Gus Torres

    EMT-P, CIC #5090

  • Jude Valerioti

    EMT-P, CIC #9691

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have run private classes, though it is typically subject to a minimum enrollment. Please email us at for details.

Students must be 17 years old by the last day of the month in which he/she is scheduled to take the written certification exam. Note that this policy is set by the State of New York's Department of Health, Bureau of EMS.

It depends on your conviction. The State requires you to disclose any previous convictions and will evaluate your record and make their own determination. SVAC has no control over this.

Every class period, you will be taught a different portion of the NYS EMT-B curriculum. It is important that you attend every session. If you believe you will not be able to attend all classes, please discuss this with SVAC prior to registering.