North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association

Emergency Medical Responder Initial Course

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Registration for the June 19, 2024 Course Registration Ends June 6, 2024

We cannot take late registrations.

Upcoming Courses

Course Beginning  Course Conclusion/ Skills Test Date and Site
January 24, 2024   (Registration Ends January 10th) April 4, 2024 Bismarck Events Center
June 19, 2024 (Registration Ends June 1st)

September 20, 2024 Medora Community Center 


October 4, 2023 Jamestown

The online EMR course is a 50–60-hour course offered to give the students the flexibility of taking an EMS class without having to sit in a classroom for 2-3 hrs twice a week. Students will be given a textbook and have access to an online classroom. In addition, there will be several optional live virtual classes with the instructor to answer questions and solidify information learned in the online course. Sponsors (fire/ambulance services) will be guiding the students through the skills portion. Students will be required to do the assigned reading and assignments which will include quizzes. The Psychomotor exam will be administered in Medora on September 20th, 2024.  The course is $600.00 including the book. This course eligible for reimbursement from the ND Department of Health and Human Services Unit of Emergency Medical Systems (must be affiliated with a QRU or ambulance service). They will also be eligible for a one-year free membership with the ND EMS Association. Prior to registration each student will be required to have a sponsor to assist with the practical skills portion. The sponsor must be an EMT or higher. Both the student and their sponsor will be required to be at the initial live virtual orientation class on June 19th.

Must be 16 of years of age to become a state certified EMR. Minimum of 5 students must be registered.

*Health Care provider CPR must be completed and submitted a month before course ends*

Registration for the June 19, 2024 Course Registration Ends June 6, 2024

We cannot take late registrations.

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Skill Sheets for sponsors

PT Assessment Medical

PT Assessment Trauma

Cardiac Arrest AED

O2 Administration by Non- Rebreather Mask

BVM Ventilation of an Apneic Adult PT

Cancellation and Refund Policy


If for some reason you decide you can’t attend the EMR Course after you have registered, you can cancel your registration up to the start of the course.  However, if you have already redeemed your textbook/access code for the online portion of the course that is a onetime use and is non-refundable.


Once you have notified us of your cancellation, we will process your refund minus a $30 processing fee and mail your refund out within 7 business days.


If textbooks have been opened and access code has been used, they are non-refundable.  If the text book/access code has not been used, we will issue a refund for the book.  You are responsible for paying for the shipping costs for returning your book.

There must be 5 or more registered for the class to occur. 

North Dakota EMS Association

1622 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


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