Continuing Education

Emergency Medical Responder


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Begin your career in emergency care

Are you looking for a career where you're called upon to help others in their time of need? NAIT's Emergency Medical Responder program gives you the hands-on training you need to provide emergency medical services to the sick and injured.

Start on the path for the Primary Care Paramedic Program, which leads you to becoming an Advanced Care Paramedic.

This program will give you the abilities, essential skills and confidence to provide basic first-onscene emergency care to patients before and after Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives.

Learning Pathway

NAIT’s Emergency Medical Responder Certificate program is made up of four Levels of courses.

EMR Certificate Program graphic

EMR Level 1

  • ITMS100 – Medical Terminology (pre-requisite for EMRE200)
  • EMRE160 – Introductory Law for Prehospital Professionals
  • OHSC160 – Health & Safety Orientation

ITMS100 is required to proceed to Level 2 of the program, but you can take EMRE160 and OHSC160 at the same time as EMRE200.

EMR Level 2

  • EMRE200 – Emergency Medical Responder – Core Medical

All Level 1 and 2 courses are required to be completed to proceed to Level 3.

EMR Level 3

  • EMRE300 – Emergency Medical Responder Patient Engagement

All Level 1, 2, and 3 courses are required to be completed to proceed to Level 4 of the program.

EMR Level 4

  • EMRE400 – EMR - Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operators Course.


Prior to the enrollment of EMRE300 you must meet the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) screening requirements as follows:

  • English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent
  • Math 10 Pure or 20-1 or equivalent or Math 20 Applied or 20-2 or equivalent
  • Biology 30 or equivalent

Please note: You are required to provide official transcripts showing proof of completion of these prerequisites PRIOR to enrollment in EMRE300. If you completed these courses outside of Alberta, transcript review may take several weeks and could delay your enrollment. We recommend you submit your documentation when you start the program.

To qualify for your Emergency Medical Responder Certificate, you must complete all Level 1, 2,3 and 4 courses. 

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