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 in-person class work, online lectures, and hands-on lab skills necessary to provide emergency medical care. Successful students may choose to go on to complete the EMR to EMT Bridge or EMT Basic certification.


Union County Fall 2023
EMR consists of: 60 in person class hours, and 36 in person lab hours = 96 hours total.
Registration is Closed
DatesDaysNo Classes on
08/21/23 – 11/15/23Mon, Wed


  • Watch the Mandatory EMR Information Session and submit the EMT Information Session Quiz (available soon)
  • Submit Emergency Medical Services Program Application
  • Submit documentation of any learning disabilities that may qualify for OEMs if needed.
  • Documentation proving completion of the EMT Emergency Services CASAS evaluation within 12 months assessing at a minimum score of 244. This test is offered through the SPCC Testing Center.
  • Must be 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
    • If still in high school, contact Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu for additional instructions (not available for EMS110).

EMR Information Session

View the EMT – Basic Information Session video below.

Complete the EMR Information Session Quiz after viewing the video. 

EMR Information Session Quiz

Other Required Student-Supplied Materials and Supplies

Registration Steps

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

EMS Application here:  EMS Application

All paperwork from the EMR Checklist must be turned in to the Public Safety Program Coordinator Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu or in her office at OCH- Monroe, Mobile Unit 6, room 2809.

Do not send links to documents. All signatures must be “live” signatures (meaning not typed) 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.


*Textbook purchased separately – see link above for the current price.

EMR 4100A
*Class Registration (Unless Fee Exempt)$180.00
EMS Lab Fee$40.00
CPR for Healthcare Provider$15.00
PHTLS for First Responders$15.00
Total Paid to the Business office: $250.00

**Affiliated NC public safety department members may have
some fees waived or items provided by their sponsors.


Coming Spring 2024.  More information coming soon


OCH Campus, Building B: 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110
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LLP Campus: 680 U.S. 74, Polkton, NC 28135
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Rhonda Weaver – Public Safety Program Coordinator at 704-993-2407 or rweaver@spcc.edu
 for application /registration questions
Chris Floto – Lead Instructor at  704-993-2417 or cfloto@spcc.edu
for class schedule and required materials questions

Sam Bishop – EMS Director at 704-290-5817 or tbishop@spcc.edu
         for all other class questions

Testing Appointments:  Testing Center 704-290-5841 testing@spcc.edu
Business Office for payments: 704-290-5849

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