Advanced EMT

Online program designed to prepare you to become certified as an Advanced EMT.

Program Overview

Axon Education’s Advanced EMT (AEMT) program is designed to prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s Advanced EMT Exam and to take the next step in your career by becoming an Advanced EMT.

Advanced EMTs provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for patients who access the emergency medical system. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, and possess the training and skills to perform live-saving interventions.

This program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and meets the requirements for licensure in Texas.

Program Format

Axon’s Advanced EMT program consists of three components – online coursework, hands-on skills sessions, and clinical/field experiences.

Online Coursework

During the first phase of the program, you’ll complete online coursework that consists of videos, online lectures, quizzes, reading assignments, and labs. Additionally, you will develop your Advanced EMT skills and receive one-on-one coaching from experienced instructors.

Our online learning environment emphasizes content, not class time. That means that you can move forward as you master concepts and spend more time on areas you need extra help.

In addition to online coursework, you’ll also participate in labs through face-to-face contact and video calls. Labs provide an opportunity to practice and develop your skills, gain valuable feedback, and take part in discussion with your instructors, facilitators, or peers.

Hands-On Skills Sessions

During our hands-on skills sessions, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your Advanced EMT psychomotor skills. You’ll also have access to our video-based skills training library, online resources, and experienced EMT instructors to help you feel confident in your Advanced EMT skills.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to attend several skills sessions throughout the program at an Axon skills site located in Texas.

If you are currently employed by a fire department, first responder organization, or other healthcare organization; you may be able to complete your skills sessions through your employer. Contact an Enrollment Advisor for details.

Field Experiences

You’ll participate in field and clinical experiences at leading first responder organizations and major hospitals in your area. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

The Axon Education program includes 72 hours of ambulance-based field experience and 120 hours of clinical internship in a hospital emergency department, Operating Room, Labor and Delivery and CCU. To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to participate in field experience and clinical experiences in your area. Your Student Services Advisor will work with you to schedule your field experience and clinical experience at one of our partner sites.

What You'll Learn

Axon Education’s Advanced EMT program is designed to prepare you to meet the changing demands of the EMS career field, to advance in your career, and to you prepare for the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Advanced EMT cognitive and psychomotor skills exams.

NREMT Cognitive Skills

You’ll learn essential EMT skills that will ensue you have the confidence to succeed. Our course covers all of the essential topic areas needed to prepare for the NREMT exam. These include

NREMT Psychomotor Skills

This course covers the proper order, procedure, and practice required to master skills from the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced EMT psychomotor skills exam.

You’ll learn how to perform the following Advanced EMT psychomotor skills with confidence:

  • Patient Assessment – Trauma
  • Patient Assessment – Medical
  • Supraglottic Airway Device
  • Pediatric Respiratory Compromise
  • Cardiac Arrest Management
  • Intravenous Therapy- Bolus
  • Pediatric Intraosseous Infusion
  • Spinal Immobilization – Supine

In addition, each candidate will be evaluated on one of the following randomly selected EMT skills:

  • Spinal Immobilization Seated Patient
  • Long Bone Immobilization
  • Joint Immobilization
  • Bleeding Control / Shock Management


Ready to get started? Complete our Information Request Form and an Enrollment Advisor will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your goals and determine if this program is a fit for you.

If you are employed at a Texas Fire Department or other approved Axon Training Partner, you may be eligible to have some of your admission requirements waived. To find out if you are eligible, email us at or call (866) 466-0911.

Due to licensing requirements, this course has the following prerequisites:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete an online application
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Currently hold an active EMT-Basic license
  • Be a high-school graduate, or hold a GED or its equivalent
  • Pass a criminal background check

Axon Education is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students without regard to race, color, sex, creed, handicap, genetic information, or national origin. As a private educational training provider, Axon reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant whose academic preparation, character, or personal conduct determined to be inconsistent with the purposes or objectives of the organization.

Step 1: Apply Online

The first step in the admission process is to complete the online application.

Once your application has been received, an Enrollment Advisor will contact you to walk you through the rest of the admission process and help answer any questions you may have. Applications are typically processed within 24-48 hours.

Complete the online application

Step 2: Sign Up for EMS Testing

Axon has partnered with EMS Testing to conduct pre-admission testing. After you submit your online application, you will need to create an EMS Testing account. EMS Testing charges a $5.00 student testing fee that can be paid online using a debit or credit card.

  1. Visit to create an EMS Testing account. Note: Please use the same email address used for the online application.
  2. Complete the student sign up form.
  3. Check your email for a verification email from EMS Testing. Once you receive the verification email, click on the Activate Your New Account button.
  4. Review and agree to the terms of service.
  5. Return to EMS Testing and click the green Enroll in a Course link.
  6. On the next screen, choose Axon Education from the list of schools and choose the course in which you are applying from the list of courses.
  7. Click Signup.
  8. Axon will be notified of your request to complete testing and will generally process your request within 24 hours. Note: Please be sure that you have completed the online application prior to this point. Axon will only approve testing requests from individuals who have already submitted an application.
  9. Once your request for testing has been approved, you’ll be notified by email and prompted to log in to your EMS Testing account at
  10. When you return to EMS Testing, you’ll be prompted to pay a $5.00 testing fee. This fee may be paid online using a debit or credit card.

Step 3: Complete a Video Essay

In order to assess if online learning is right for you, we require that all applicants complete a video essay. The video essay is a short video introduction in which we ask you to tell tell us why you are interested in an online program. You may film this video yourself or have someone help you film it using a cell phone, computer, or other mobile device.

Video Essay Instructions

Step 4: Admission Decision

Once we receive your completed application, EMS Testing results, and video essay, we’ll review your application and notify you if you’ve been awarded conditional admission. Conditional admission simply means that you’ve met the basic requirements for the program and will be admitted into the program once all remaining requirements have been completed.

Step 5: Create Your Castle Branch Account

Axon has partnered with Castle Branch, a leading provider of admission screening and compliance for colleges and universities, to collect and track your admission documents.

Once your application has been processed, you will need to create a Castle Branch account and pay a one-time fee for your background check, drug screen, and medical document verification.

Create Your Castle Branch Account

Step 6: Complete the Admission Process

The following must be completed and submitted to the My Castle Branch Portal.

  • Submit a copy of your high school diploma or GED.
  • Submit a copy of your current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider card.
  • Complete and pass a criminal background check.

Step 7: Complete Your Enrollment Agreement

Once we’ve received all remaining components of your application, we’ll send an enrollment agreement for you to review and sign electronically. The Enrollment Agreement outlines the complete estimated cost of your program and outlines any terms and conditions of your enrollment.

Once you’ve reviewed the document and have electronically signed it, you’ll be awarded full admission into the program.

Step 8: Financial Settlement

Before you may begin classes, you must complete financial settlement. You can pay your balance in full or you may be able to participate in a payment plan.

Step 9: Complete New Student Orientation

The final step in the admission process is to complete Axon’s online new student orientation. Your Student Services Advisor will walk you through our online learning platform, show you how to access your course, and answer any questions you have.

Before you will be cleared to participate in clinical experiences, you must complete the following:

  • Submit a valid health insurance card or proof of healthcare coverage
  • Submit documentation you have received required immunizations
  • Complete and pass a drug test administered by Castle Branch
  • Submit an affidavit of physical and mental abilities

For questions about clinical requirements, contact your Student Services Advisor.

Have questions? We’re here to help. Call us at (866) 466-0911 or email

Admission documents should be submitted directly to Castle Branch. Documents can be uploaded to the Castle Branch portal. Castle Branch support can be reached at (888) 666-7788

Accreditation & Licensure


Axon Education has received approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services to offer the Advanced EMT course.


Axon Education’s Advanced EMT program is designed to prepare you for licensure within Texas. Texas has five levels of certification for EMS personnel. The highest is Licensed Paramedic, followed by EMT-Paramedic, Advanced EMT, EMT-Basic and Emergency Care Attendant (ECA). This course covers the material required for Advanced EMT and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced EMT exam.

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Quick Facts:

  • Format: Online coursework with hands-on field experience and clinical internship.
  • 324 hours of instruction
  • 72 hours of ambulance-based field experience
  • 120 hours of clinical internship in a hospital emergency department, operating room, labor and delivery, and CCU.

Program Cost:


Cost includes:


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Start Dates

May 2019

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Juddson Smith, LP

Juddson Smith, LP

Program Director
Juddson Smith serves as the program director for Axon Education's EMT program. Juddson has years...
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Josh Tanner

Josh Tanner

Advanced Coordinator
Doug Skinner

Doug Skinner

Lead Instructor
Doug Skinner has more than 24 years experience as a firefighter and in first responder...
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