EMS Academy

EMT Academy class #28 (DSHS Approval pending) is now accepting applications.
Click HERE to download the fillable application now!

More details for the EMT Academy starting October 21, 2024, can be found HERE.

Please contact Battalion Chief Robert Hartigan HERE or via phone at (512) 288-5576 ext. 103 for more information.

Approximately 20 weeks (October 21, 2024 through March 8, 2025)
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 or policies

Classes run every Monday, Wednesday, and 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

$1,650.00 – includes tuition, textbook, 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 $400.00 is due with the application (will be applied to your tuition).
Payments can be made via cash, check, money order, or most major credit/debit cards in person during regular business hours at: 4111 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78735.

ADDITIONAL COSTS (responsibility of the individual and these costs may change without notice)
$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, and Chicken Pox. Current influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended.
-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 with Veteran’s Education Benefits, those are accepted for 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.