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

Regional Emergency Medical Services Coordination Study

The State of Vermont, Department of Health, Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Injury Prevention has engaged Emergency Management Matters, LLC (EMM,) to design and implement a Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coordination study culminating in a written report to be submitted to the Vermont State Legislature. This study will focus on identifying issues and provide recommendations for legislative considerations that will sustain and improve the provision of EMS for Vermont. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Issues related to costs of service, cost effectiveness of various current service models, and cost-effective alternative service models.
  2. Existing funding models and identify long-term sustainable funding strategies.
  3. Challenges and opportunities related to local and regional emergency response coordination.
  4. EMS district structure, authority, duties, and the number of districts.

Your input is critical, which is why we are hosting several regional stakeholder meetings. EMM will also solicit feedback through targeted surveys, 1:1 interviews and more. 


Schedule of EMS Stakeholder Meetings

October 11, 2023 Stakeholder Meeting

Meeting Schedule

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.

2023 VT EMS Regional Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Date Location Address


Hartford Fire Dept

812 VA Cutoff Road  
White River Junction


Middlebury Regional EMS

55 Collins Drive


Manchester Rescue Squad

64 Jeff Williams Way
Manchester Center


Orleans Emergency Unit

4394 Barton Orleans Road


Deerfield Valley Rescue

22 Stowe Hill Road


Londonderry Vol. Rescue Squad

6068 VT Route 100


St. Michael's Fire and Rescue

220 College Parkway


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

Group Date/Time Location Audio Conferencing Information
 EMS Leadership First Thursday of every month 11:00 N/A Meeting link sent prior to each meeting
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