MFR Matriculation

Medical First Responder to EMT-Basic

Students who are currently licensed as a Medical First Responder in the State of Michigan are eligible to attend a condensed EMT-Basic Course that will allow them to become licensed as an EMT. This course is designed to be the second half of an EMT-Basic course in order to supplement the initial education students receive in their MFR course,. The MFR to EMT-B course focuses a deeper understanding of the emergency setting in the pre-hospital environment.


Typically, students use their initial training as an MFR springboard to the EMT-B and eventually seek an accredited Paramedic program and go on to become FF/Paramedics, Instructors, ER techs, and more. There is a world of possibilities for nurses wanting to become EMT's, and we are excited to offer this opportunity for students wishing to extend their education. An EMT-Basic is allowed to practice more skills in the pre-hospital setting than the MFR, including advanced airway placement and administration of a few medications, and are also allowed to provide the medical care of a patient in the patient compartment of an ambulance as the lead EMS care provider while en route to definitive care. Additionally, EMT-Basics are essential on the emergency scene when paired with a Paramedic when being more highly trained to recognize an emergency, aid with things such as IV and ET Intubation proceedure set up, and being the dependable partner for the Paramedic. We believe in the cocept of "Behind a good Paramedic is a great Basic."


Like the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course, EMT-Basic students must successfully complete and pass the cognitive and psychomotor testing as set forth by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). This organization is recognized by many states in the US for testing purposes in order to receive certification and eventually licensure as an EMS Provider. Michigan is one of the states to recognize the NREMT, and students must successfully complete the testing and achieve certification through the NREMT before applying for state licensure.

In order to maintain their NREMT certification, Providers must renew by March of the year of its expiration by getting Continuing Education credits in the required areas or by attending a Refresher course, as outlined by the NREMT. Recertification can also be obtained by retaking the NREMT cognitive and psychomotor examinations. Information on initial and recertification can be found on the NREMT’s website.


Once certified, candidates must submit their application to the state(s) in which they would like to become licensed and apply for their state EMS Provider license. Each state has different requirements for EMS licensure, so it is important to contact each state's EMS Division for specific information for that state. In Michgan, an EMS Provider license is valid for three (3) years and continuing education credits must be obtained in specific areas before the license expiration date in order for the license to be renewed. The link to the State of Michigan's EMS division can be found here.

Medical First Responder (MFR) to EMT-Basic

2018 Schedule Coming Soon!


  • Cost is now $600 with $100 non-refundable deposit


  • This course is a 16 week program, and is total of 242 hours (186 classroom plus 56 clinical hours).


  • There is a clinical requirement for this course
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