Defib This
Emergency Response Training, Inc.
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Defib Academy Information


Course Description

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic (160 hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education

  2. Clinical (24 hours): field training (2 EMS ride-alongs) with a minimum of 10 patient contacts

  3. Testing (12 hours): weekly exams, midterm, and final exam

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the national registry exam required prior to applying for California State EMT certification.

This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specified in the regulations of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.


Click HERE to download your Prerequisite Checklist and Save $ on your uniform, equipment, and more!

The documents listed below will need to be provided to us BEFORE the class starts.

Email prerequisites to with the subject line "Defib EMT Prerequisites"

  • 1 Negative TB Test

  • Results within the last 18 months

Do not Purchase the textbook yet! We will be sending you a link to the JB learning website with a discount code and your course ID number.  This link is sent out three weeks prior to the start of the class.

  • Physical Textbook Optional

          Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured  Navigate 2 Essentials Access

  • eTextbook Mandatory

          Navigate 2 Advantage Digital Supplement EMT 11E and FISDAP

  • Laptop, iPad or Tablet

  • All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet to complete assignments

  • BLS (Basic Life Support Certification)

  • 1. Go to

  • 2. Click on a BLS class that works for your schedule

  • 3. Click on “Continue with Registration”

  • 4. Use the promo code “defibemt” to redeem your complimentary course.

  • 5. Complete your registration

  • 6. Every student MUST bring the 2015 BLS Manual to class! See registration page for details.

  • Enrollment Agreement

  • Will be emailed to student via DocUsign

  • Payment Plan Documents (only applicable to students on a Payment Plan)

  • 1) Promissory Note - emailed to Borrower via Echo Sign

  • 2) Two Post-Dated Checks - see Promissory Note for Details

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!



1543 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 426-9111

Yes, we have a Payment Plan!

Contact us for more information


Winter EMT 5-Week: January 14th - February 14th

Winter EMT Program A: January 14th - March 23rd

Winter EMT Program B:  January 15th - March 24th

Spring EMT 5-week Program : April 3rd - June 10th

Spring EMT Program A: June 18th - August 25th

Spring EMT Program B: June 19th - August 26th

Summer EMT 5-week Program: June 18th - July 19th

Summer EMT Program A: September 10th - November 17th

Summer EMT Program B: September 11th - November 18th

Fall EMT 5 Week: September 10th - October 11th


EMT-A Class Schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturdays: 9:00am - 5:30pm

EMT-B Class Schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Sundays: 9:00am - 5:30pm

EMT 5 Week Class Schedule:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Example of the EMT Uniform

Example of the EMT Uniform