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Frequently Asked Questions

Our program is approved and accredited by the National Registry of EMTs, the Utah Office of Emergency Services & Preparedness, and our instructors are NAEMSE certified. Call our office today if you’re looking for EMT training in Provo, UT.

Our focus is on the individual’s growth to become an effective team member and clinician in whatever field they choose to pursue following our program. This is why we focus on smaller class sizes to maximize the instructor’s capabilities, ultimately increasing the student’s experience in a better learning environment. We are not an EMT factory. We do not focus on cramming information into your head and shoving you out the door to take the national test after taking your money. 

Our Director, Maria Barcena, has participated in writing NREMT exam questions at their headquarters in Ohio and has been invited to return again this year. She has been an EMS educator for over a decade and has ran two successful programs in California as the Assistant Director, educating hundreds of students while maintaining program and NREMT pass rates above 96% during her tenure.

The difference is we know what works and what doesn’t. We tailor the individual student’s education off their learning style and aptitudes. The results don’t lie and the alumni under Maria’s instruction are now successful in their fields from Firefighter/Paramedics at major departments to Emergency Room Physicians, along with other disciplines.

Unfortunately, no. Our program is run privately and not available at this time to support federally funded finaancial aid programs such as FAFSA or the Post-911 or Montgomery GI Bills.


However, for our veterans and active duty service members we offer a 15% discount off tuition. As a veteran owned company we take care of our own and would be happy to have you in class. The Utah Department of Workforce Services is another resource for tuition reimbursement and are worth a look as well. 

Tuition for our program is $995.00. Associated costs are BLS Provider card ($45), Uniform Polo shirt ($25), EMT Gear Bundle ($50), and ID Badge ($5). You can purchase the textbook on your own or through us for $125 (Emergency Care & Transportation of the Sick and Injured – 12th Edition). We also offer other packages to ensure you have the best experience in EMT school. Check out our other packages on our website! Call us today if you’re looking for EMT training in Provo, UT.

Absolutely not. Every cost you see listed both listed in the question above and on the EMT page is what you will pay. 

In order to receive a full refund, withdraw/cancellation requests must be made within 3 business days of registration or by the first day of class, whichever comes first. No refunds will be issued after the first day of class. 

No, However, these items are required within the first two weeks of the class start date in order to schedule you for clinical rotations. We encourage you to have these items completed as soon as possible so we may schedule you for your rotations in a timely fashion. 

On the first day of class, dress comfortably. We will be certifying you on BLS Provider and you will be getting your workout in while learning and performing high-quality CPR. 

For the remainder of your class, you are expected to be in uniform everyday of class and during your clinical rotations.

You uniform includes the following:

Guardian EMT Polo, EMS Pants, Black Belt, Black Boots, and a watch. 

You can find quality EMS pants and boots for an affordable price on

We do not have the power to guarantee job placement. However, during your course we will utilize our experience to conduct mock interviews and offer recommendations to our partners throughout the multiple industries we’ve served to assist you in gaining employment in whichever field you choose. 

We consider our alumni family, and we will always be ready to assist and guide you not just through class, but into your career.

The only prerequisites for our EMT course are:

  • 18 years of age by the first day of class
  • a high school diploma or GED
  • A BLS Provider card (BLS certification will be taught on first day of class

How long does your EMT course take? Our evening course is four hours per day, three days a week, for 12 weeks (or three months). For information regarding EMT training in Provo, UT, call us today.

Currently we are teaching evening classes for EMT. We alternate between Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday sessions for our evening classes.

You are eligible to take the NREMT Exam as soon as you have graduated and are approved. We recommend taking the NREMT exam within a few weeks of taking the course when all of the information is fresh.

Once you successfully complete our EMT program, you will be approved to take the National Registry Exam. This is done at a separate testing facility. See the NREMT website at After passing the NREMT exam, you will receive your results and finalize your state application for certification. Contact us today if you’re interested in EMT classes in Provo, UT

The course hours will count toward your Continuing Education (CE) units. The clinical/ride-along hours that you will experience within our program will provide you with the patient care hours/patient contacts you need for your nursing licensure program. Call our team today if you’re looking for EMT training in Provo, UT.

Upon completion of our EMT course, you will receive a course completion certificate which will make you eligible to take the NREMT exam. Once you have passed the NERMT exam, you must finish your application and requirements with the state you are in, but you will be eligible to work as an EMT. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 18,100 job openings for EMTs and paramedics each year. Contact us today if you’re looking for EMT training in Provo, UT.

The NREMT certification you will receive after successfully passing the NREMT exam is accepted in every state. There are a few states, such as New Mexico, that will require you to take a written exam if you are transferring from out-of-state. Otherwise, your NREMT certificate will suffice for reciprocity. Call us today for more information regarding EMT training in Provo, UT

This depends on the state that you are in. In the state of Utah, there are some restrictions on eligibility for potential EMT’s when it comes to criminal records. Part of your state application process is to submit fingerprints for background checks. Please see Utah Admin Code R426-5-3200 for eligibility regarding criminal charges.

No, you do not. As part of your EMT training with Guardian EMT you will have the opportunity to experience what it is like working on an ambulance. However, after graduating the class and successfully passing the NREMT exam you will have opened multiple doors to new and exciting ventures few have the opportunity to experience. Get in touch with us today to learn more about these opportunities!

It requires 120 hours per the state guidelines. If you’re looking for EMT training in Provo, UT, call us at Guardian EMT today.

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As our motto states, "Semper Pro Aliis" or "Always For Others", we strive to always perform our duties at the highest level on behalf of those in need. It is the character to always show up and give everything you have for a complete stranger that may never be able to repay you.

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