"Earn As You Learn" Education and Employment Opportunity!
US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program that combines:
Earn your EMT certification within the first 12 weeks.
Earn your Paramedic certification in approximately 54 weeks.
Apprenticeship program is completed in approximately 13-16 months.
During the on-the-job training, you will be placed with an ambulance company, hospital, or fire department in your local area. If you are currently working with an ambulance company, hospital or fire department, you may be able to continue working for your employer for the on-the-job training if your employer establishes a sponsor agreement with CMS. The education portion is online or in a classroom setting. Classroom education is in select locations only. If you are completing the program online, there will be a few times during the program that you will be required to attend classroom days at the School of EMS facilities (Sioux Falls, SD and Tyler, TX).
The EMT- Paramedic Registered Apprenticeship Program allows for financial assistance through State Workforce Commission agencies and Veterans Administration. Eligibility for financial assistance is determined by the Workforce Commissions and the VA and is based on each individual apprentice.
Upon acceptance into the apprenticeship program, Compass Military Services will provide you with training program documentation, local Workforce Centers and VA contact information, application requirements and summary of process steps to access the funding, as well as assistance with allocation of the funding to the training expenses. Please email email@example.com to begin the financial aid process.
1. Individual Training Accounts (ITA’s)
2. Vocational Rehabilitation