Accelerated EMT Certification: EMT B Training

Project Heartbeat’s 5-Week Accelerated EMT Training Program is designed to quickly prepare you for state and national EMT Basic licensure, then get you out into the workforce with job placement assistance.

Our comprehensive curriculum includes didactic lecture, realistic emergency simulation training, clinical ride-a-longs and interactive participation methods to train you for a career on a BLS or CCT Ambulance. Mastery of course topics and psycho motor skills can be completed in 18 days.  In total, 5 consecutive weeks from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. will provide 160 hours of didactic and skills training.  In addition, 24 hours of ambulance ride-a-long will total of 184+ hours of in depth training.

Due to the accelerated nature of the program, Project Heartbeat’s EMT program is taught with strict structure and discipline. It is an intense course that requires hard work and dedication. Our EMT Program is not a “PAY TO PASS” type of program. Our goal is to train our EMTs to be confident and prepare them for real-world scenarios.

Project Heartbeat’s EMT Training Program fulfills the training requirements set forth by the State of California in Title 22 of the California Code of regulations Division 9, Chapter 2, for Emergency Medical Technician Basics.




EMT Training Schedule

Project Heartbeat currently offers programs in both Oakland and Sacramento. Once training is complete, students must complete three ambulance ride-a-long shifts towards the back end of the program. The entire EMT Training Program is 18 days. Due to national regulatory requirements, missing more than 1 day of instruction will result in a failing grade for the course.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition costs include: textbook/course link, uniform shirts, and equipment/ diagnostic tools (I.E. stethoscope, penlight, eye protection, safety-shears). Students are responsible for a background check, live scan, health insurance and additional uniform items ( Black Boots, Black EMS Belt, Navy EMS Pants).

Fees Breakdown

$200 Application/Registration Fee (non refundable)

$350 Textbook  (non refundable once course key has been activated)

$25   Lab Supplies and Fee’s (non refundable; non returnable)

$25 Uniform Tee Shirts (3 Tee Shirts non refundable. Boots, pants, and belt not included)

$200 Insurance

$2000 Tuition


$2800 Total Charges

Paid to Project Heartbeat

EMT Training Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites are due before the first day of class. Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification card prior to the first day of class.
  • Have a current government-issued ID.
  • Have current Immunization Records for:
    • TB- Tuberculosis within 1 year
    • Tetanus within 10 years
    • MMR- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (childhood record OK)
    • Varicella Immunity
    • Hepatitis B- At least shot #1 in series
    • Flu shot (October to March)

Physical considerations – EMT-B students must possess sufficient ability to: Lift at least 50 lbs unassisted, stand, carry and balance on uneven terrain. Stoop, kneel, climb, crouch and crawl as needed to reach patients and safely remove and transport. Carry and utilize emergency medical equipment appropriately. Communicate verbally to patients, physicians, nurses and co-workers. Hear, understand and react quickly to verbal instructions and patient needs. In addition, students must be able to travel to clinical and field sites as assigned and work varying shifts and hours as assigned.

EMT-B Academy, Oakland California

Job Placement Opportunities Immediately Available

Project Heartbeat has exclusively collaborated with Ambulance companies to offer potential job placements for EMT graduates who have successfully completed the EMT Academy and obtained all required certifications.Contact Eric Kim for additional details

Eric Kim, Director of Operations
Project Heartbeat
(510) 452-1100, ext 0

Available Job Placement Programs:

1) Please contact Josh Burke at for details on potential job placements upon graduation and completion of all pre-employment requirements.  

2) For all SEIU Education Fund Members, please contact our office at 510.452.1100, ext 0 for details regarding full tuition reimbursement

Class Times

Classroom CourseOakland / Bay AreaSacramento

Through didactic lecture, realistic emergency simulation training, clinical ride alongs, and interactive participation, graduates of the EMT Program will be prepared to successfully complete the National Registry EMT-Basic Exam as the final step to obtaining EMT- Basic licensure in the State of California and working in a career on a BLS or CCT Ambulance.

Please choose a location:

Oakland / Bay Area

Upcoming EMT-B Academy:


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