YOUR EMS CAREER STARTS HERE
16-DAY or 30-DAY COURSE
The GoRescue EMS Academy was created in 2022 to fulfill the vision of delivering the best EMS training possible via accelerated, dynamic courses. With the job outlook for EMTs growing at nearly 10% per year, the GoRescue EMS Academy is ready to train the next generation of EMS professionals by setting the standard for excellence in EMT training.
Whether you are ready to start a career in EMS, firefighting, or public safety, or maybe you’re looking for practical patient care experience ahead of nursing school, medical school, or PA school, the GoRescue EMS Academy’s EMT Program in Birmingham, AL, is the best place to start.
Currently, GoRescue EMS Academy offers an approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program that enables our students to test for and obtain their national certification as an EMT with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as well as state-specific EMT licensure after graduating from our EMT program.
The GoRescue EMS Academy’s focus is to facilitate high-quality, in-person classroom EMS education coupled with high-fidelity skills labs and integrated 9-1-1 EMS ambulance and emergency department clinical rotations to prepare our students for success not only on the NREMT exam, but as a highly-skilled, ‘street-ready’ EMTs.
All veterans receive a 10% tuition discount (not valid with any other discounts). A $150 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. The remaining tuition amount is due ten (10) business days prior to the course start date.
There are no refunds; however, tuition balances may be transferred to a different student or future course if desired.
2023 Course Schedule (updated quarterly)
16-DAY EMT COURSE
30-DAY EMT COURSE
Our Accelerated 30-Day EMT Course is designed to help students balance work and family obligations while still completing the EMT Course in less than a month during nights and weekends. The exact same curriculum and clinical requirements are covered during the Students must be able to thrive in the fast-paced and rigorous schedule. Classroom lecture and skills lab times are weeknights 5:00-9:30 PM Monday-Friday, and clinical rotations on the ambulance and emergency department are weekends 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays. All requirements for the EMT Course are accomplished during these 30 days, including all classroom lecture, skills labs, and clinical hours on the ambulance and in the emergency department. All students who successfully pass GoRescue EMS Academy’s Accelerated 30-Day EMT Course are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam.
100% EMT Program Pass Rate Guarantee
We know your investment of time and money is valuable, so we want to protect your investment and ensure your success. The GoRescue EMS Academy is proud to offer a 100% EMT Program Pass Rate Guarantee. If for any reason a student is unsuccessful in our EMT Program, we allow him or her to attend and complete an upcoming EMT Course with us at no charge.
Yes – if you need to rescheduled your registration to future EMT course with us that better aligns with your schedule, please email us at EMS@GoRescue.com to make this request no later than ten (10) business days prior to your original EMT class start date.
Yes, for many states. Our GoRescue EMS Academy’s EMT Course graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s (NREMT) Exam. Successful completion of this exam results in the candidates being certified by NREMT as an EMT. Next, the candidate will apply for state-specific licensure in the state(s) of his or her choosing. Find out more here: https://www.nremt.org/maps and learn about the NREMT EMS Compact here: https://www.nremt.org/Document/replica
We are conveniently located just off Interstate 65 in the Birmingham metro area suburb of Homewood, AL. The GoRescue EMS Academy is located at 211 Summit Parkway, Suite #100, Birmingham, AL 35209. We have approximately 6,300 square fee of state-of-the-art classroom, skills labs, conference, office, and warehouse space to support our EMT classes and students. Our Training Center is very close to some great restaurants, hotels, and only 15 minutes away from the Birmingham International Airport (BHM).
No – meals are the responsibility of each student and not included in our flat-rate tuition. However, GoRescue EMS Academy provides snacks, bottled water, and some refreshments throughout the day at no cost to our students. Plenty of great restaurants are located nearby and meal delivery services are available.
GoRescue EMS Academy’s EMT classes are limited to twelve (12) students to ensure excellent student-to-instructor ratios, great learning experiences, and plenty of time to interact with our students to build their EMT knowledge and skills.
Great question! We know learning new material is different for everyone, so GoRescue EMS Academy’s seasoned EMT Instructors are able to provide individualized learning assistance, recommendations for study habits, and additional teaching resources as needed to promote student success and knowledge retention.
We understand life happens. Due to the preparations involved and costs incurred before class, registrations and tuition for our Accelerated EMT Courses are non-refundable. However, registrations and tuition can be transferred to an upcoming course or to another student.
Yes – all of our EMT Instructors have at least three (3) years of service as licensed and certified EMS providers as well as proven instructional experience with students. Many of our EMT Instructors hold advanced licenses, education, and training such as Paramedic, masters degrees, advanced scopes of practice, and other national-level certifications.
The Department of Veterans Affairs can reimburse up to to $80 of the NREMT Exam Fee to become certified as an EMT once graduating from the GoRescue EMS Academy’s EMT Course. https://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/buildViewLCTest.do Currently, the GoRescue EMS Academy is not yet approved for using GI Bill benefits. All veterans can receive a 10% discount on our flat-rate tuition (not valid with any other offer, discount, or deal).
Yes – GoRescue EMS Academy offers scholarships up to $250 to cover tuition. Email EMS@GoRescue.com for more information. Additionally, all veterans can receive a 10% discount on our flat-rate tuition (not valid with any other offer, discount, or deal). We also offer payment plans and accept purchase orders.
Our students receive an EMS Academy introductory email containing everything they need to know, bring, and prepare to be successful in our Accelerated EMT Program – whether it’s the 16-Day or 30-Day program.
To accommodate our students traveling to Birmingham for our EMT Program, we’ve established a special EMS Academy rate exclusively with our local Hampton Inn Birmingham near our Training Center. Free WiFi, free breakfast, free parking, and free access to the fitness center and pool are included with your stay. Click here to view rates and availability.
Lodging is not included in the flat-rate tuition.
Note: GoRescue EMS Academy students are not required to stay at the Hampton Inn Birmingham. Students are welcome to select accommodations of their choosing wherever convenient to them.