The estimated cost of the seven-week Emergency Medical Technician Certification Program is $1,305.
|Breakdown of Costs|
|Registration||$800||Payable to El Centro College|
|Textbooks||$98||Payable to UT Southwestern|
|Parking||$20||Payable to UT Southwestern|
|Other services fee||$40||Payable to UT Southwestern|
|State exam fee||$70||Payable to the Texas Department of State Health Services|
|Fingerprinting fee||$50||Payable to TxDPS/FBI ($40) and L-1 Identity Solutions ($10)|
|NREMT exam fee||$70||National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians|
|Malpractice insurance||$75||Payable to El Centro College|
|$90||Payable to Sur-Scan/Group One|
Since costs may vary, please contact the Emergency Medicine Education Office for exact amounts. Please make your payment by check or money order and provide a copy of the driver’s license of the person who wrote the check. El Centro College is not able to accept out-of-state checks but does accept major credit cards.
You can purchase textbooks from the Emergency Medicine Education Program office. The cost of the EMT text is usually no more than $98 but may vary, based on the textbook used for a specific course. If you’d like to buy your textbook from us, please check with us for the exact amount and bring a check made out to UT Southwestern when you come to pick it up.
Parking is available at Exchange Park in the UT Southwestern lot. You can purchase a $20 parking card for on-campus parking and hospital rotations.
Other Services Fee
This fee will cover the clinical scheduling, lab supplies, equipment, and other services provided to students. We are currently utilizing a Field Internship Student Data Application Program (FISDAP) that enables students to schedule their own clinical days and field experiences. This allows the staff to monitor and track the students’ progress in the field more efficiently. The fee is $40 and payable to UT Southwestern.
Texas Department of State Health Services Certification Fee
This $64 fee is required to register as an EMT in Texas.
NREMT Exam Fee
This $70 fee covers the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ computer adaptive testing and is due toward the end of the course. The instructor will review the application process with enrolled students.