Emergency Medical Responder

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares students to test for their National Registry and State of Kansas EMR written and practical exams leading to national and state certification. Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate on scene care until EMS transport services arrive. This course is ideal for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, athletic trainers, emergency response team members in the industrial setting, and emergency management personnel. Completing the EMR course with a “C” or higher meets pre-requisition requirements for admission into the KCKCC EMT course. Within the course students develop Basic Life Support skills proficiency; learn to work within a team environment; develop effective communication skills across a diverse set of situations and cultures; and develop effective analytical and critical thinking skills to make appropriate decisions in critical and noncritical situations.

The EMR curriculum can be rigorous and requires dedicated time for attendance and study. Students are expected to attend at least five (5) hours of class each week; other times outside the class may be required for additional practice.

Criteria for Admission to the EMR Course

  1. Must meet the admission requirements of Kansas City Kansas Community College.
  2. Must be a minimum 18 years of age at the time of National Registry of EMT certification. Kansas Board of EMS provides for a variance to obtain State of Kansas certification for students who are at least 17 years of age at the time of certification.
  3. Submit college transcripts, including all course work completed at all colleges. Contact each undergraduate college attended and have one official transcript sent to the address below:
    Registrar's Office
    Kansas City Kansas Community College
    7250 State Avenue
    Kansas City, Kansas 66112-9978
  4. When a student/applicant has been convicted of a felony, the student/applicant must provide evidence to the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services of satisfactory rehabilitation before the certification examination may be administered. Failure to make such notification to their instructor, director or Kansas Board of EMS may result in delay or prohibit the student from taking the certification exams and may result in immediate dismissal from the EMR Program. For questions about eligibility, contact the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services at KSBEMS.ORG or telephone 785-296-7299.

Additional Requirements and Considerations

Services Price
Resident $540
Non-Resident $1340
Metro Area $665
Course Fee $20
Textbook / Instructional Materials $200
Uniform shoes and trousers $100
Tuition / Application Fees:
Services Price
Kansas Application $15
Kansas Practical Exam $100
National Registry Written Exam $75

*Tuition, Fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional course requirements and classroom policies can be found in the course syllabus.

If you would like to be contacted regarding the EMR course, please submit your contact information below.

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