Student Health Service

ACEMS Interterm EMT Class

ACEMS runs an EMT-B certification course over January interterm. This year's course will run from January 5-21, 2015. Although in the past, we have been able to accept other five-college students due to underenrollment, the course is now only open to Amherst College students due to the high demand.

Thank you for your interest in EMS and the squad.

Update: The application process for the 2015 EMT course is now closed


Joining ACEMS

We are always looking for motivated individuals to join our team. Tryouts are held in the first few weeks of each semester.

Already Certified:

If you are First Responder or EMT certified and would like more information joining ACEMS, please e-mail 

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Need Certification:
If you would like more information about attaining EMT and/or First Responder certification, please see the information below and feel free to E-mail us. Most of our members attain their EMT and First Responder certifications through the annual January Interterm EMT class held at Amherst College.

Upfront Tuition Assistance

If you are an Amherst College student and need upfront tuition assistance for EMT class, please notify ACEMS (purple box). The availability of upfront tuition assistance is not guaranteed. If you need tuition assistance, please check with us before signing up for any EMT class.

In addition, ACEMS reimburses its members for the full cost the Interterm EMT Class held at Amherst College as well as state certification Fees. One half of the full reimbursement amount is awarded for every two semesters a member runs in good standing with the squad. That means members can be reimbursed for the full cost of the Interterm EMT Class and State Certification after four semesters. However, applicants must have taken the Interterm EMT class at Amherst College to qualify for reimbursement.

Please note that the conferment of membership in ACEMS is contingent upon ACEMS staffing needs and the applicant's performance in written and practical evaluations during the ACEMS application process. Passing EMT class and attaining state EMT certification does not guarantee acceptance. Update: Beginning with the Interterm EMT class of January 2012, members must attain and maintain Massachusetts EMT certification to receive educational reimbursement. First responder certification alone no longer qualifies a member to receive educational reimbursement.

Other EMT Classes in the Area

Students who were not able to enroll in the Interterm EMT course may find other offerings available in the local area.  Any EMT course that certifies you to be a Massachusetts EMT-B or higher will allow you to apply to join ACEMS. However, acceptance into ACEMS is not guaranteed and will depend on your demonstrated EMT skills and knowledge as well as ACEMS staffing requirements.

Other EMT classes in the area:

(ACEMS is not affiliated with these class providers. Contact ACEMS for information about potential tuition assistance or reimbursement for these classes.)

Smith College EMS has a list of several class providers

Massachusetts Office of EMS also has a list


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