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If you’ve always wanted to become an EMT but struggle to find the time, Texas EMS School offers a variety of online programs that you can complete from the comfort of your home. Becoming a certified EMT professional in the state of Texas is simple through our online platform that lets you tackle most objectives remotely. All you need is a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to kickstart your new career journey.

About Texas EMS School

Texas EMS School is a leading provider of EMT and EMS training in Texas. We offer an online EMT program based in Texas, which combines online coursework, a hands-on skills lab, and clinical and field experiences to provide you with the training and experience necessary to begin your new career as an EMT.

All of our online programs are designed for the working professional. Texas EMS School prepares you to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Cognitive Exam applicable to each course. Passing exams makes participants eligible for licensing in the state of Texas by the Department of State Health Services.

Browse Our Courses

At Texas EMS School, you have the opportunity to enroll in several different training programs based on your current level of experience. Whether you are interested in EMT-B coursesAEMT courses, or are striving to become a Paramedic, our EMS school in Texas makes your career aspirations achievable. Review the details below to determine which of our programs is right for you.

Emergency Medical Technician Program

Get the EMS certification you need to serve as an EMT. This course is considered an entry-level training program open to those that have little toREAD MORE »

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

We’ve designed our Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program for practicing EMTs who are interested in taking the next step in their career but are not interested inREAD MORE »

Paramedic Program

Paramedics are responsible for keeping patients comfortable and in stable condition during transit to a hospital or emergency room. These emergency responders are highly trainedREAD MORE »

Texas State EMS Certification Training for Convenience

Texas EMS School’s courses are structured so that you can learn independently. With zero mandatory meeting times, you can schedule online work at a time that fits within your schedule.

Our EMS training programs in Texas are personalized and competency-based. You can move through the material at a pace that works for you. We use adaptive learning technology, which means you’ll receive additional training on any concepts that prove to be challenging.

EMS Programs for All Levels of Experience

Texas EMS School encourages anyone with an interest in becoming an EMT to apply for our entry-level EMT-B program. We have a history of working with firefighters, medical students, and others looking to build qualifications or start a new career path. Texas residents that are 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for enrollment.

We Keep Your Education and Training Affordable

Students choose us for Texas EMS certification programs for our quality, program flexibility, and affordability. We extend numerous rebates for tuition as well as flexible financing options with zero percent interest to keep your postsecondary healthcare education within budget. Tell us more about your background during the application process to see how you can save upon completing the program of your choice.

Complete Your Application Online Today

At Texas EMS School, we believe in personalized training to help you achieve your career goals. Benefit from practice exams, online tutoring opportunities, and field training experiences when you work with our instructors for EMS certification in Texas. Review our EMS programs online to apply. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions about the admissions process, and we’ll get back to you soon.

What Our Students Have to Say

Reviews

Here’s what our students have to say about their program, instructors, and experience at Texas EMS School.5/5

Can’t ask for a more flexible program and awesome instructors.
Kevin Murphree, EMT Student5/5

I can’t find enough great words about this school! They are always there to help and the material is awesome. Helping me to finally get my dream career.
Lyn Dreyer, EMT Student5/5

Very well organized and informative. Great staff and company.
Derick Baker, EMT Student5/5

Great program, great staff. Always a timely response to questions, very accommodating.
Tad Greenhalgh, EMT Student

Hands-On Experience

You’ll gain hands-on experience that will prepare you for a challenging career in EMS. 

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Select Location for Texas Online EMT-Basic Course

Please select the city in which you are looking to register.

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The EMT-Basic course is designed to train individuals in skills and knowledge necessary to complete the National Registry EMT examination and to achieve certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

  • Complete the didactic portion at your own pace
  • Local Skills Training with Cascade Training Center
  • Real World, Hands-On Clinical Experience

How does it work?

Complete the Didactic Portion Online

Work at your own pace! The student has six months from the day they start to complete all aspects of the course. The student will spend 140 hours completing the didactic portion online at their own pace.

Complete the Hands-On Skills Training Sessions

Each student will complete two skills practice days and at least one National Registry Skills Testing Day. These days are posted in advance to accommodate our students’ schedules.

Complete the Clinical Internship

RC Health Services clinical rotations are provided via several major hospitals and Municipal 911 EMS agencies throughout the United States. Students will complete 48 hours of EMS time with at least 6 patient transports, and 24 hours of Emergency Department time.

How do I become an EMT in RC Health Services?

Enrollment is simple! Here are the steps:

1Step item 1

Complete the Program Application online.

2Step item 2

Turn in a scanned copy of your government issued photo ID

3Step item 3

Make the tuition payment
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Why RC Health Services

RC Health Services aims to train the highest quality “street ready” EMTs that meet the ever-growing demand of highly skilled and knowledgeable healthcare workers.

CLICK HERE FOR YOURFREE INFORMATION PACKET
AND APPLICATION

Tuition:

TOTAL TUITION INCLUDES:

  • eBook and audiobook
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider Class
  • Clinical Rotation Fees
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screen (done within 30 days of Clinical Orientation)
  • Clinical I.D. Badge
  • Liability Insurance

BEFORE YOUR CLINICAL ROTATIONS, YOU MUST TURN IN:

  • A medical history and physical form completed by your physician or clinic
  • Copies of proof of the required immunizations
  • Other forms required given upon enrollment

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Payment Plan Available!

Click here to view the payment plan and a full tuition breakdown!More about payment plan

Whether you’re looking to start a career in EMS, or looking for practical, hands-on experience for nursing school, medical school, PA school, or to be a firefighter, the RC Health Services EMT-Basic Course is the perfect starting point for you!

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  1. RC Health Services
  2. EMT On-Line Courses
  3. Texas

Select Location for Texas Online EMT-Basic Course

Please select the city in which you are looking to register.

HoustonONLINE EMT-BASIC COURSEDallasONLINE EMT-BASIC COURSEAustinONLINE EMT-BASIC COURSESan AntonioONLINE EMT-BASIC COURSEFort WorthONLINE EMT-BASIC COURSEPlay

The EMT-Basic course is designed to train individuals in skills and knowledge necessary to complete the National Registry EMT examination and to achieve certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

  • Complete the didactic portion at your own pace
  • Local Skills Training with Cascade Training Center
  • Real World, Hands-On Clinical Experience

How does it work?

Complete the Didactic Portion Online

Work at your own pace! The student has six months from the day they start to complete all aspects of the course. The student will spend 140 hours completing the didactic portion online at their own pace.

Complete the Hands-On Skills Training Sessions

Each student will complete two skills practice days and at least one National Registry Skills Testing Day. These days are posted in advance to accommodate our students’ schedules.

Complete the Clinical Internship

RC Health Services clinical rotations are provided via several major hospitals and Municipal 911 EMS agencies throughout the United States. Students will complete 48 hours of EMS time with at least 6 patient transports, and 24 hours of Emergency Department time.

How do I become an EMT in RC Health Services?

Enrollment is simple! Here are the steps:

1Step item 1

Complete the Program Application online.

2Step item 2

Turn in a scanned copy of your government issued photo ID

3Step item 3

Make the tuition payment
Help Image

Why RC Health Services

RC Health Services aims to train the highest quality “street ready” EMTs that meet the ever-growing demand of highly skilled and knowledgeable healthcare workers.

CLICK HERE FOR YOURFREE INFORMATION PACKET
AND APPLICATION

Tuition:

TOTAL TUITION INCLUDES:

  • eBook and audiobook
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider Class
  • Clinical Rotation Fees
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screen (done within 30 days of Clinical Orientation)
  • Clinical I.D. Badge
  • Liability Insurance

BEFORE YOUR CLINICAL ROTATIONS, YOU MUST TURN IN:

  • A medical history and physical form completed by your physician or clinic
  • Copies of proof of the required immunizations
  • Other forms required given upon enrollment

0%SPECIAL OFFER

Payment Plan Available!

Click here to view the payment plan and a full tuition breakdown!More about payment plan

Whether you’re looking to start a career in EMS, or looking for practical, hands-on experience for nursing school, medical school, PA school, or to be a firefighter, the RC Health Services EMT-Basic Course is the perfect starting point for you!

Applications and Forms

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Online Application and License Search
EMS Personnel                        EMS Providers Designation    
EMS Certification- Initial EMS Provider Guidelines   Maternal Designation
EMS Certification- RenewalEMS Patch Information Neonatal Designation
EMS Coordinator/Instructor/Education Program Certification    First Responder Organizations    Stroke Designation
 Trauma Designation
Additional Links
Helpful EMS Materials Injury PreventionPublic Records
Complaint/Criminal History FormsRegional Advisory Councils 

Initial applications
EMS personnel: ECA, EMT, Advanced EMT, EMT-P or LP             Apply Online
Texas Fingerprint Service Code FormPDF To request the fingerprint service code, please email [email protected].
Inactive certification/licensurePDF Read procedure
Out-of-state reciprocity            Apply Online
Supplemental Forms
ECA High School/GED Exemption- for candidates who meet volunteer criteria    PDF
Name changePDF
Address ChangesLog into your online account, look for manage your license and choose address update.  
Rule Exemption- Request exemption from EMS rules    PDF
Volunteer Sign-off formPDF
Wallet card replacementPDF
EMS Criminal History Pre-ScreeningPDF
Reciprocity AEMT Skills Verifi Out of State Verification Form Acation Form PDF  
Out of State Verification Form APDF  

Renewal Applications
EMS personnel: ECA, EMT-basic, Advanced EMT, EMT-P or LPRenew Online
Inactive EMS certification/licensurePDFRead procedure
Volunteer-to-Paid Status Change- No longer exclusively a volunteer, you must pay cert feePDF
Supplemental Forms and Documents
Downgrade Statement form- Apply for lower level of certificationPDF
Skills Verification Form for Late RenewalPDF

Click for more information on complaints and criminal history
Complaint FormPDF
Word  
Texas Service Code Fingerprint FormPDF   
Criminal History Documentation GuidePDF   
Community Supervision FormPDF   
Criminal History FormPDF   
Work History FormPDF   
Criminal History Report FormThis form is intended for EMS certificants/licensees to self-report an arrest, indictment, charge, conviction, deferred adjudication community supervision, and/or deferred disposition                 PDF
DPS- Procedure to Access Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) PDF
EMS Criminal History Pre-ScreeningThis form is intended for evaluating criminal history prior to taking an EMS course to determine eligibility for EMS certificationPDF   

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Initial and Renewal Applications
Initial coordinator, instructor and information operator instructorApply onlineProcess
Renewal coordinator, instructor and information operator instructorApply onlineProcess
Educator Fee ExemptionPDF
Education Program Forms
Forms can now be found on the EMS Education Program page. 

  

Find the nearest regional office 
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988 established licensing requirements for facilities (including EMS firms) performing lab tests. Even simple tests such as blood glucose testing and monitoring fall under the CLIA requirements. Fortunately, those simple tests that are commonly performed on EMS units qualify for a CLIA Certificate of Waiver. Effective September 1, 2004, EMS Providers will be responsible for securing and maintaining a current CLIA Certificate of Waiver. This applies to any firm using glucometers or other devices to test blood or other patient fluids.Information    
Surety Bond Form for EMSPDF

 

Patches with the Texas Department of Health name may still be worn.
Patches may be reproduced but may not be altered in any way    
Patch Vendors  Letter to Patch Vendors (06/2904)
Licensed Paramedic Patch Specifications
DSHS Patch Specifications – For larger image of each patch, click below.    
Licensed Paramedic PatchEmergency Care Attendant Patch
Paramedic Patch    Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Patch    
Emergency Medical Technician PatchEMS Medical Director’s Patch– DSHS non-sponsored patch    


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Click here for FRO applications 
Notification / ChangePDF Form     
FRO Administrator Information         PDF Form
FRO Medical Director InformationPDF Form
FRO PersonnelPDF Form

Brochures and Documents
EMS and Trauma Systems Overview- Brochure    PDF
CCMP (Recertification Option 5) presentation in PowerPointPowerPointPDF
Notice to Victims of Family Violence – EnglishPDF
Notice to Victims of Family Violence – SpanishPDF
START Triage Student ManualWord format (zipped)
Dialysis Patient Triage Checklist- This form helps identify patients in need of acute dialysis treatment.    PDF
Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured PatientsPDF
Websites and links
EMS Media Catalog
Texas EMS for Children State Partnership 2021 EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award    PDF
Leadership Guide to Quality Improvement in EMS
Looking for Out-of-Hospital DNR forms?
New Reporting Requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne Pathogen Rules/Forms for Reporting
Handbook on Birth Registration

Documents and Presentations
Overview of Injury in Texas and the Role of the EMS/Trauma Registry ReportPDF     
Injury Prevention CurriculumWord format (zipped)    
The GETAC Texas Injury Prevention PlanPDF
GETAC Injury Prevention Committee – Project StarfishWordPDF
Links to EMSC ResourcesChild Abuse Prevention and Safety Resources
Triage Presentation- (8,409 KB) Please be aware that this file is very large
and may take several minutes to an hour to complete downloading.
PowerPoint    

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Documents
Rule Interpretation: Regional Trauma Treatment Protocols as a component of the EMS/Trauma System Plan PDF    
Texas Trauma System Power Point PresentationSelf-extracting zip file    
EMS/Trauma System Plan: A Supplement to the Texas Trauma System ManualPDF
Regional needs assessment (HOTRAC)PDF
Facility Resource Capability Form (Coastal Bend RAC) (external site)
Systems Quality Concern Form (Coastal Bend RAC) (external site)
Affidavit Acknowledging Utilization of RAC Regional Protocols Regarding Patient Destination and TransportPDF
EMS and Trauma Care System Account and Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund &
Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services Account Documents
EMS/Trauma Care System Account- report to the 77th Legislature (2001)PDF
EMS/RAC Expenditure Report FormExcel
FY19 EMS/CO-RAC REPORTING TEMPLATES for the period of 5/1/2018 through 8/31/2019FY19 EMS/CO-RAC Reporting Calendar
FY19EMS/RAC Categorical Budget of Anticipated Expenditures
FY19 EMS/RAC Narrative
FY19 EMS/County Distribution Plan
FY19 EMS/CO-RAC Supporting Documentation Excel


Excel

Excel

Word
Excel
Excel
EMS/RAC REPORTING TEMPLATES for 5/1/2018 through 8/31/2019 EMS/RAC – Categorical Budget – Anticipated Expenditures
EMS/RAC – Narrative  
EMS/TOB & RAC – Support Documentation (Template has two tabs)
EMS Provider Expenditure Report Form
EMS Provider Summary Report
EMS/RAC & EMS/TOB-RAC Final Narrative Report


Excel

Word
Excel 

Excel
Excel
Word
RAC Annual Report FormWord
B-13 templateWord
Board Responsibilities Attestation FormWord
Email reports to:[email protected] 
Mail reports to:Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347, MC 1990
Attention: Norma Six

LEVEL I FORMS
Complete Application for Level I Designation    PDF 
Level I Self-Survey ReportPDF
Sample AttestationPDF
LEVEL II-IV FORMS 
Complete Application for Level II-IV Designation PDF

LEVEL I FORMS
Complete Application for Level I Designation    PDF
Level I Self-Survey ReportPDF
Sample Attestation PDF
LEVEL II-IV FORMS
Complete Application for Level II-IV Designation  PDF 

COMPREHENSIVE (LEVEL I) AND PRIMARY (LEVEL II) FORMS
Complete Application for Comprehensive (Level I) and Primary (Level II) Designation    PDF 
RESOURCE DOCUMENTS
Application Submission InstructionsPDF  
Helpful InformationPDF  
Frequently Asked QuestionsPDF  
Policy and Procedure- Facility with Conditional Certification as Primary Stroke Center and De-Certification with The Joint Commission, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), or Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)PDF
Guidance for Change of Legal Owner of a Hospital Facility (CHOW) and/or Change in Physical Location of a Hospital Facility and/or Impact to Stroke Facility DesignationPDF
SUPPORT (LEVEL III) FORMS 
Complete Application for Support (Level III) Designation    PDF     Word    
RESOURCE DOCUMENTS
Stroke Facility Designation Process Level-IIIPDF
Stroke Designation Survey ProcessPDF
Support (Level III) Stroke Facility Designation Criteria
Guidance on Essential Criteria for Level III Stroke Facility DesignationPDF

ALL TRAUMA LEVELS
Complete Trauma Facility Designation Application     PDF  
RESOURCE DOCUMENTS
Application Submission InstructionsPDF          
Helpful InformationPDF  
Frequently Asked QuestionsPDF  
Guidance for Change of Legal Owner of a Hospital Facility (CHOW) and/or Change in Physical Location of a Hospital Facility and/or Impact to Trauma Facility Designation PDF
ADVANCED (LEVEL III)     
Process for Level III Trauma Facility Designation ApplicationWebinar
Guidance on Essential Criteria for Level III Trauma Facility DesignationPDF
Criteria Checklist for Level III Trauma Facility DesignationPDF
Audit Filters for Level III Trauma Facility DesignationPDF
Standards of Care for Level III Trauma Facility Designation PDF
ADDITIONAL RESOURCE DOCUMENTS
Requirements for Trauma Facility Designation SurveyorsPDF
Trauma Designation Survey ProcessPDF
Initial/Re-designation Level III Agenda Format PDF
Trauma Designation Upgrade PDF
Policy – Late ApplicationsPDF
Frequently Asked Question Regarding TraumaPDF

BASIC (LEVEL IV) TRAUMA FACILITY DESIGNATION
Process for Level IV Trauma Facility Designation ApplicationWebinar
Guidance on Essential Criteria for Level IV Trauma Facility DesignationPDF
Criteria Checklist for Level IV Trauma Facility DesignationPDF
Audit Filters for Level IV Trauma Facility DesignationPDF
Standards of Care for Level IV Trauma Facility DesignationPDF
ADDITIONAL RESOURCE DOCUMENTS
Requirements for Trauma Facility Designation SurveyorsPDF
Trauma Designation Survey ProcessPDF
Initial/Re-designation Level IV Agenda FormatPDF
Trauma Designation UpgradePDF
Frequently Asked Question Regarding TraumaPDF
Policy – Late ApplicationsPDF


MATERNAL DESIGNATION
Designated Maternal CentersPDF
NEONATAL DESIGNATION
Designated Neonatal CentersPDF
TRAUMA CENTER DESIGNATION
Designated Trauma CentersPDF
STROKE CENTER DESIGNATION
Designated Stroke CentersPDF
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