EMT School

Welcome to the Franklin County Firefighters | Grant Medical Center EMS Education program! We’re happy you are considering our EMT school for continuing your education. Please review the information below and don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information.


Class Length

170 hours (approximately 4 1/2 months)
Monday and Wednesday evenings

Class Dates

VIsit our Calendar for EMT School start dates

Student Admission Notice

Students are accepted on a priority basis according to their fire department or EMS system affiliation.

  • Active members of a fire department or government-based EMS system will be given priority admission consideration.
  • Non-fire department applicants, those affiliated with a private EMS or ambulance company and others are accepted on a “space available” basis.

All persons interested in registering for an EMT class must apply with the Grant EMS Education program and meet all admission requirements.


$1400 and up (dependent upon EMS department’s affiliation with program) includes textbooks, basic life support class, initial National Registry testing, school uniform shirt and priority on-campus parking.

Application and Enrollment

The admissions process is simple: 

  1. Submit your completed application and required accompanying documents by email to EMSEducation@ohiohealth.com .
  2. Pay the $50 application fee:
    1. Contact EMSEducation@ohiohealth.com for details.
  3. Upon receipt of your application, accompanying documents, and proof of application fee payment, you will added to a roster of potential students.
  4. Complete the Class Entrance Exam.
    1. The exam tests your math and reading comprehension, basic biology, and basic anatomy & physiology.
    2. Applicants are required to score t least 70% correct on all sections of the exam.
    3. Applicants are allowed a single retest. Applicants who do not successfully complete the first retest will not be permitted to attempt the entrance exam again for 6 months.
    4. Class Entrance Exam scores are considered valid for 1 year from the date of the test.
  5. Once all requirements are completed and the BCI results are received, you will scheduled for an interview with our lead instructor. Interviews will be scheduled in the weeks leading up to the course start date.
  6. Provided all items are submitted and your interview is completed, you’ll be ready to start the course and will be given information on how to pay your tuition.

Items required at the time of application:

  1. Provide a copy of your valid Ohio driver’s license.
  2. Provide a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate.
  3. Complete and submit the Criminal History form attesting you have no violations of Ohio Administrative Code 4765-8-01 paragraphs (A)(6) to (A)(12).
  4. Complete and provide certificate of completion for FEMA IS100 course.
    1. https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b
  5. Complete and provide certificate of completion for FEMA IS700 course.
    1. http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a
  6. Complete a Health Examination and submit the completed Health Examination Report.
  7. Complete the HIPAA self-study course and submit your completed test on the last 2 pages of the document.
  8. Complete the BBP self-study course and submit your completed test on the last page of the document.
  9. Complete and submit the Confidentiality Policy statement.

Items required no later than the first day of class:

  1. BCI Background Check
    1. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office form (SHR Webcheck form) is provided because the Franklin County Fire Fighters/Grant Medical (FCFF/GMC) EMS Education program is based in Franklin County. For a list of other Webcheck locations, visit: https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business/Services-for-Business/WebCheck/Webcheck-Community-Listing [ohioattorneygeneral.gov].
    2. You should contact your preferred Webcheck location to confirm availability.
    3. If needed for their form, use code 109578.
    4. Important! Your BCI results must be sent directly to the FCFF/GMC EMS Education program, 393 E Town St, Ste 250, Columbus OH 43215. The results must have their original seal from the Ohio Attorney General’s office intact.
  2. Tuition  Payment
    1. Tuition includes:
      1. E-books
      2. Lab fees
      3. Exam Fees
      4. National Registry Fees
      5. Uniform shirt
    2. We do not have a payment plan or financial aid available for EMT students. Tuition discounts may be available to students based on fire department affiliation and tuition reimbursement is available for OhioHealth associates. Information on how to pay tuition will be shared after you have been interviewed.

Student Documents

  1. EMS Education Application Requirements
  2. EMS Education Application
  3. Criminal History Form
  4. BCI Background Check
  5. Health Examination Report
  6. BBP Self-Study
  7. HIPPA Self-Study
  8. Confidentiality Policy

Course Completion Requirements

Upon successful completion of all requirements, including student orientation, class attendance, homework, examinations, field-based clinical rotations, hospital-based clinical rotations and any other student/class requirements, the student may be eligible to sit for the Ohio EMS Certification Exam (National Registry).

National Registry of EMTs

All National Registry practical exams have open registration unless full. Students outside of the EMS Education program may complete their testing at our test site. You must make a testing reservation and bring a government issued photo ID with you to the exam site. National Registry of EMTs


The Franklin County Firefighters | Grant Medical Center EMS Education program is accredited by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS (Accreditation # 314).

The Franklin County Firefighters | Grant Medical Center EMS Education program’s paramedic school is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon review and recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


Information is subject to change. Contact the EMS Education office to confirm information and details.

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Additional Information

Online: Contact Us
Email: emseducation@ohiohealth.com
Telephone: (614) 566.9111