EMS Academy

The EMT Academy is currently in session.

The next class is tentatively scheduled to begin on October 24, 2022.
Applications are planned to be accepted beginning July 1, 2022.

Please contact Battalion Chief Robert Hartigan HERE or via phone at (512) 288-5576 ext. 103 for more information or to be placed on the “interested” list.



223.5 hours in classroom & labs
16 hours of hospital Emergency Department clinicals*
48 hours of ambulance field rotations*
*These items may be modified due to local COVID-19 activity

Approximately 20 weeks total
Classes run Monday, Wednesday, Friday from approximately 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
and Saturdays (as needed) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Oak Hill Fire Department Training Center
9211 Circle Drive
Austin, Texas 78736

$1,500.00 – includes tuition, textbook, ID badge, use of uniform shirt for clinical rotations, t-shirt, AHA CPR course, 9-panel drug screen, TB testing, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and penlight.

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 is due with application (will be applied to your tuition).
Payments can be made via cash, check, money order, or most major credit cards in person during regular business hours at 4111 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78735. Face coverings may be required upon entry into any TCESD #3 facility or when dealing with any TCESD #3 personnel.

ADDITIONAL COSTS (responsibility of the individual)
$70.00 National Registry Computer Testing Fee
$64.00 Texas DSHS Certification Fee
$39.70 Criminal History Check (Identogo)



The following documentation must be presented by or before the first day of class:
-Copy of High School Diploma, GED, or college transcript
-Verification of Immunization against: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Mumps, Measles & Rubella, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, and a current influenza vaccination
-Criminal History Check (Visit: www.IdentoGO.com and follow the procedure below)

Get Fingerprinted (top right blue box)
Select by State > Texas > Go
Digital Fingerprinting (left side of page)
State History Check (bottom left)
Select Type: Texas Personal Review – Employment Review > Submit
Go to: Schedule or Manage an Appointment and follow prompts



The Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) Course is designed to prepare students to enter the Emergency Medical Services field at an entry level position as an EMT-Basic. The EMT-B course is taught to National Education Standards and the number of course hours exceeds the minimum number of course hours required by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Once the student has successfully completed the course, they are eligible to test for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Upon obtaining NR certification, the student is then eligible to apply for certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

If you are a VETERAN and have Veteran’s Education Benefits, they are accepted in our program. If you have any questions about Veteran Education Benefits or other EMT Academy questions, please contact Battalion Chief Robert Hartigan HERE or via phone at 512-288-5576, extension 103.