Emergency Medical Technician II (14055-II)

Copyright: 2023

Virginia Assignment Code: 8334

Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12

Duration: 36 weeks

Hours: 140

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: 8333

CTSO: HOSA-Future Health Professionals

Course Description:

The tasks for this course represent the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Educational Standards. Students build on their knowledge and skills for providing basic life support by focusing on the areas of emergency medical services (EMS) operations, medical emergencies, and management of special patient populations. Supervised field experience that includes at least 10 patient contacts outside school hours is required. Successful completion of all course requirements and instructor endorsement may lead to eligibility to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive exam. Students must meet the requirements of the Functional Position Description for the Basic Life Support Provider (refer to EMS.TR.14B and 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Virginia Administrative Code). Students must complete a minimum of 85 percent of the didactic and lab aspects of the course, per 12VAC5-31-1501. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

NOTE: Students must be at least 16 years old prior to the first day of EMT instruction or have been issued a variance by the Division of Regulation and Compliance at the Virginia Office of EMS and have reached age 16 by the end date of the course. Students may need to undergo a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting and drug screening. It is important to note that final eligibility for national registry certification testing is determined by the course education coordinator and the EMS physician.

This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education Services prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov.


The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, is pleased to provide the High School Based Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Educational Program Guidelines. The guidelines are based on the newly revised state and national standards for emergency medical technician programs. This document serves as a guide to school divisions for implementing the revised EMT program standards consistently in all high schools and technical centers statewide.

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