All of our programs are self-paced, but all do have time limits. The maximum allowed time in each program are as follows:

  • EMT - 6 months max
  • Paramedic Program ( 2 courses ) - 20 months max

You will begin with the online coursework, and once completed (all lessons and homework assignments) you will take a live proctored Final Exam online at your home or office. After passing the Final Exam comes the hands-on Skills Session(s), then lastly the Clinical Internship. 

After successfully completing the EMT Program, you will be eligible to sit for your written NREMT certification exam (at a Pearson Vue testing center). The Psychomotor Skills requirement of the National Registry certification is covered by the 2-day EMT Skills Exit Session. You will need your EMT certification before getting to far along in the Paramedic Program, but is not necessary to start the Paramedic 1 online coursework.

Once you complete the Paramedic 1 coursework, you have the option of moving straight into the Paramedic 2 course and postponing the Skills Sessions and Clinical Internship until you have successfully completed the Paramedic 2 Final Exam, or complete these sections of Paramedic 1 if your wanting to get your AEMT certification first. 

There will be some travel involved for the Skills Sessions. Our only hands-on lab locations are in Texas. There is one 2-day Skills Session for EMT, and seven 1-day sessions for the Paramedic Program. 

Our Clinical locations change from time to time, so its best to check our live Clinical Locations Map on the homepage of PERCOMCourses.com from time to time for any updates.