EMR 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.


  • Completed CASAS evaluation assessing basic reading comprehension skills at minimum at the tenth-grade level. This test is offered through the SPCC Testing Center.


  • Completed Emergency Medical Science Program Application submitted to Erin Welty, OCH Campus, Building A
  • Successful completion of CASAS reading test (see Prerequisites)
  • Completed Class Registration Form, provided upon acceptance of application
  • Must be 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course
  • Copy of immunization records
  • Valid Driver’s License

2021 Courses

DatesDaysTimes LocationRegistration Status
May 3 - July 21, 2021M, W6:00-10:00pmOCH Campus (Union County)Registration Now Open


Class Registration (Unless Fee Exempt)$180.00
EMS Lab Fee$25.00
Accident Insurance$1.40
Allied Health Class Fees$6.00
Total Paid to Business Office$225.40

*Affiliates of a Public Safety agency (Fire/Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, etc.) may be eligible for the Class Registration Fee Exemption. These students must submit a Letter of Affiliation from the agency they are affiliated with.

Additional Costs

Textbooks: $181.95 (estimate)


Emergency Medical Responder: Your First Response in Emergency Care – Seventh Edition

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Series Editor: Andrew N. Pollak, MD, FAAOS

Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284225914

Available through the SPCC Bookstore

Registration Options

Interested students must complete and submit an Emergency Medical Science Program Application to begin the registration process.

In Person: 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, Building A

By Email: Erin Welty, ewelty@spcc.edu

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OCH Campus, Building A: 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110

Campus Map

For more information, contact:

Erin Welty, 704-993-2407

Danny West, 704-290-5817