EMR – Emergency Medical Responder Certification

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) provides out-of-hospital care in medical emergencies.

Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) typically respond as a member of a Fire Department to assist on medical calls in their communities. EMRs provide basic medical care and life support in situations where EMTs or Paramedics are not immediately available.

Course Description

Students who successfully complete the course will be qualified to take the state or national certification test for Emergency Medical Responder. Instructional time includes class work and hands-on lab skills necessary to provide emergency medical care. Successful students may choose to go on to complete the EMT Basic certification.

Upcoming 2022-2023 Courses

DatesDaysTimeLocationRegistration Status
Fall EMR-Initial consists of: 12 online hours, 48 in-person class hours,
36 in person lab hours = 96 hours total
Fall 2023
08/14/23 –
Mon, Wed
No classes 09/04,
10/10, 10/11
Monroe Campus
Union County
Registration Opens End of April

See “Registration” for instructions to apply.

Entry Requirements

  • High school diploma, high school equivalency, or GED.
  • Completed CASAS reading comprehension evaluation assessing basic reading comprehension skills at minimum at the tenth-grade level within the past 12 months prior to the start date.
    CASAS evaluation is required regardless of education level.
  • Must be 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

Other Required Materials and Supplies

  • Computer laptop, tablet, or iPad with WiFi capable of meeting technical requirements to run required software. 

Registration Steps

All paperwork must be turned in to Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu
or in person at OCH- Monroe, Mobile Unit 6, room 2809.

EMR Checklist of all required steps in order available here: EMR Checklist
EMS Application here:  EMS Application

Do not send links to documents. Registration forms are not provided until all documentation has been submitted.  Registrations are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis of completed steps listed in the checklist.  We cannot reserve or save seats for anyone.


*Affiliates of a North Carolina Fire, Rescue, or EMS agency may be eligible for the Class Registration Fee Exemption.

Class Registration (Unless Fee Exempt)*$180.00
ConEd Accident Insurance$1.40
EMS Lab Fee$40.00
CPR: Healthcare Provider (BLS)$15.00
PHTLS for First Responders$15.00
Total Paid to Business Office$251.40
EMR Textbook (estimate)$108.71
Total Costs Combined: (estimate) $360.11


Emergency Medical Responder: Your First Response in Emergency Care – Navigate Essentials Access, Seventh Edition. ISBN: 9781284230789



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