EMT Initial Certification Class

This Program will give you the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals. All students who successfully complete this Program will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT certification exam. Once the student is certified by NREMT, NJOEMS will generate an EMT license to practice in the State of New Jersey as required for both volunteer and paid positions.

The Program will be presented via lectures, practical skills, hands-on training and scenarios, as well as hospital emergency department clinical experience and EMS field experience on a Cherry Hill Fire Department ambulance. ICS-100, ICS-700, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Training and HazMat Awareness training are also included in the Program Curriculum.


Minimum age:                                 18 on the first day of class
CPR - Healthcare Provider:            Current certification on first day of class*
                                                        Able to document current immunization status

*CPR-Healthcare Provider - Once registered for the class, the Training Division will contact you regarding your CPR status.

 $1,500.00 / person which includes the Textbook and Materials for the class. (Full payment and registration is due by January 17, 2020).    

Payment Methods:

E-check, Credit Card, Purchase Order form from Sponsoring Agency

Textbook and Materials:

Textbook and workbook are required for class. The Program will use Pearson Emergency Care (13th Edition). The cost of these books is included in the Tuition Fee.

Course Schedule 

Classes are every Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning Monday, January  27, 2020 and Wednesday, January 29, 2020 through Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  There are also two Saturday classes in June on the 6th and 20th, 2020.

Evening classes are held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The two Saturday classes are held from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

**Dates and time are subject to change

Contact / Location: 


Cherry Hill Fire Department 
EMS Training Academy
1100 Marlkress Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003      Phone: 856-795-9805  Ext. 1334 or
 email: emstraining@chfd.org

Program Coordinator:


 Jessica Ludwig, NJ, EMT-I


To register for this class, please select and complete the below Registration form. Registration is only accepted through the Cherry Hill Fire Department website. 
All payments must be paid at time of registration. If you are being sponsored by an Agency, please select the Purchase Order Form. The Agency is responsible for payment by January 17, 2020. 


All information concerning this class will be sent via your email account; it is your responsibility to check your Spam Folder for emails concerning this class.

All cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before the start of the class; class refunds are subject to a 25% deduction of the total fee paid. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that time.