Emergency Medical Responder

This program is organized under the EMS Programs in the College of Allied Health at Phoenix Institute
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Program Overview

At Phoenix Institute, we want to see you succeed. If you are interested in Emergency Medical Services, this program is for you! Our program is delivered in a hybrid format over the course of 80 Hours (Program length varies by semester). At the end of the course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR Practical and Written Exams. 

This program is also approved by the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma which will allow you to have a pathway to gain your licensure at the end of this course.

This course is delivered in a hybrid model, with a majority of work being completed through our learning management system via either recorded lectures or live lectures. This course does require approx 7 days of in person instruction that are scheduled throughout the course.

Program Start Dates

  • On Demand/Online Program

Online/Hybrid Option

We have an online program that allows you to schedule skills days on your time with our instructors. Once you complete all of your requirements, you will be able to sit for the National Registry Written Exam! 

  • What's included?

As a broad overview, our EMR Course includes

Textbooks and Materials

We provide all of your textbooks and other digital material required for your success

Agency Partners

While we cannot get anyone a job, our program has been set up with input from ambulance services that are constantly looking for new providers. Each agency has also committed to using EMRs, so our faculty works to help you land a job with one of our partners!

Hybrid Model

By having a hybrid course, we allow you to complete work on your terms with our support. You can also go back and review lectures, discussions and more through our Learning Management System

Current Information

We refine our program to match the latest changes and be in line with the most recent research. This means you always have up to date information while in your program

Clinical Experiences

No clinicals are required in this program but can be added for an additional fee

Committed Faculty

All of our faculty have extensive experience in the field and bring you quality education. We only use the best of the best to deliver our programs!
Financial Information

Program Cost

Total Cost

Tuition - $2,000
Application Fee - $50
Total Cost - $2,050
Students will be required to submit an application to the program and complete an entry exam. 

Tuition or an agreed payment arrangement is due by the Orientation day prior to the start of class.
Tuition includes
  • Textbooks and any digital material needed
  • Program T-Shirt
  • Student Insurance
  • BLS CPR For Healthcare Providers
  • National Registry EMR Prep Test
  • An unforgettable time as you enter into a new field and become part of the EMS Family

Payment Plan Options

We offer in house financing for this course
Students have the ability to pay in a variety of ways. Contact Admissions to ask about payment plans

Program Outlook

Information on employment, salary, graduation and pass rates for the EMR Program

Job Outlook

Nationally anticipated 6% yearly growth over the next 10 years (2019-2029)

Georgia anticipates a 31% growth (2,920 open jobs) over the next 10 years (2018-2021)

Employment Opportunities

Phoenix Institute has multiple connections to assist in job placement upon successful completion of the EMR Program, however Phoenix Institute cannot guarantee any students a position after graduation

Median Pay (National)

$36,650 per year
$17.62 per hour as of 2020

Program Graduation Rate

2022 - 100% Graduation Rate
2022 Job Placement Rate at 6 months - No Data

Local Pay (Georgia Specific)

$34,700 per year
$13-22 per hour

National Registry Exam Pass Rates

NR Written Exam 2021 - 100% First time Pass
NR Practical Exam 2021 - 100% First Time Pass

Program Staff

Kyle Atkins
EMS Program Director
Dr. Michael Dinerman
EMS Program Medical Director
Roy Atkins
EMS Program Faculty

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