Earn an Emergency Medical Responder Certification

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification develops real-time skills for pursuing a potential career as an Emergency Medical Responder!

The 5-month, fast-paced EMR certification program offers students practical and academic training to impart foundations of emergency medical care.

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Why Earn an Emergency Medical Responder Certification

With the Emergency Medical Responder certification, students develop skills required to potentially begin or advance careers in prehospital care. In this program, students:

    • Learn the concepts of emergency medical care. 
    • Demonstrate skills to perform duties during medical emergencies.
    • Prepare for a potential  career as an Emergency Medical Responder.
    • Fulfill emergency medical responder requirements and prepare for scenarios when arriving at the scene of an accident as a first responder. 


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This fast tracked pathway can be completed in as little as five months!

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Plan a Rewarding Career with an Emergency Medical Responder Certification

The Emergency Medical Responder program supports students in learning and demonstrating skills and duties performed in an emergency. The EMR program provides foundation knowledge and skills required to potentially sit for the national certification exam.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With the Emergency Medical Responder certification program, students gain hands-on instruction from highly trained faculty regarding the essentials on becoming an Emergency Medical Responder. Certification program outcome include:

    • Learn skills to conduct Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), EMS systems, and basic airway management.
    • Conduct patient assessment, circulation and automatic defibrillation.
    • Develop skills for preventing injury and illness.
    • Learn skills to conduct various scene operations.

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Still have questions about the Blue Ridge CTC EMR certification program? We can help!

With the fast-paced EMR program, students learn skills and knowledge required to become a professional emergency medical responder.

Blue Ridge CTC Emergency Medical Responder certification program develops workforce-ready skills through hands-on training and expert guidance from industry experts.

The Emergency Medical Responder certification allows students to learn core concepts and theories to prepare for potential workforce entry as an emergency medical responder. The emergency medical responder program enables students to perform various medical caregiving activities with utmost confidence in the prehospital environment.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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