WHAT MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE VIA REMOTE MEDICAL TRAINING COURSES?
- Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
- Valid for 2 years
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- Valid for 3 years
- Remote EMT (REMT)
- Valid for 3 years
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- NREMT is valid for 2 years
- This certification can be obtained through RMT's REMT course
- Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC)
- This certification can be obtained through RMT's REMT course only and although the skills will be taught the certification will no longer be offered through our H-REMT courses starting in 2024.
- ECSI CPR/FA
- Valid for 2 years
- ECSI CPR for the Health Care Provider
- Valid for 2 years
- Certification is part of all REMT, RMUR and RMAP courses
- RMT CPR and AED
- Valid for 3 years
- Certificate is part of all WFA and WFR courses.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REMOTE EMT (REMT) AND A WILDERNESS EMT (WEMT)?
The REMT meets and exceeds wilderness medical standards by covering all WEMT curriculum while also incorporating select higher-level capabilities. In 2014, Remote Medical Training changed the name of its EMT course from WEMT to REMT to better encompass the scope of practice taught. A WEMT includes the scope of practice for an EMT (NREMT and a WFR (RMT). The Remote EMT curriculum includes additional skills including advanced wound closure, foley catheter placement, nasogastric tube placement, supraglottic airways and a focus on clinical medicine. This provides our students a skill set designed to work in environments where evacuation is any where from a few hours out to a few days out, whether thats on a side on a wilderness trail or in a remote clinic based on a boat.
DOES REMOTE MEDICAL TRAINING OFFER HYBRID E-LEARNING COURSES?
Yes, Remote Medical Training offers Hybrid E-Learning courses. The model for the Hybrid E-Learning courses combines a virtual classroom environment to better accommodate student’s busy schedules with a traditional classroom setting to provide the hands-on experience required to use the skills learned in an urgent or emergency situation.
Learn more about a specific hybrid course by clicking on the links below:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HYBRID COURSE AND A STANDARD COURSE?
Any course that has an “H-” before the rest of the acronym indicates that it is a hybrid learning course. This means that the course format includes a segment of online learning before the on-site course dates. Our hybrid courses contain the same content and provide the same certifications as their standard counterparts. For example, the H-REMT course is the same as the REMT course, except with a different learning format.
The hybrid format allows us to shorten the duration of the in-person training. We recommend students considering this course type are self-motivated and able to commit to completing all online coursework by the assigned due dates.
WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?
There is no set registration deadline for most courses, with the exception of our Remote EMT course. While the maximum number of spaces available in a class can vary, we will always guarantee a workable student to instructor ratio. To ensure a spot, we recommend that you register at least one month or more prior to a course start date. If courses fill up, we can place you on our waitlist.
WHAT ARE MY COURSE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
You may securely register for the course online with a credit card. For some of our courses, you are welcome to pay in full or in installments with an initial deposit. To secure a spot in a course, you will be required to submit a deposit in the following amounts:
- REMT, H-REMT: $500
- WFR, H-WFR, RMUR, or RMAP: $200
- WFA or WFC: Please note that full payment is due at time of registration
If a deposit is made, the tuition balance is due in full thirty days prior to the course start date. Students registering for a course thirty days or less from the course start date are required to pay the tuition in full at the time of registration.
Please note; the registration process is not completed until payment is received in full.
CAN I USE FINANCIAL AID?
Remote Medical Training is fully licensed as a Washington State private vocational school. However, we are not a title IV authorized institution.
At this time, RMT does not offer any direct scholarships or tuition assistance. Additionally, we are unable to accept AmeriCorps Education Awards and the FAFSA application. Students interested in receiving tuition assistance will need to individually seek out sources for scholarship funding.
For fire departments interested in our public courses, we do accept FEMA/Homeland training grants.
DO YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR VETERANS?
We offer a 20% discount which can be applied to any course we offer, with the exception of the Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT) course. Individuals will be required to show a current Veterans ID to be eligible for the discount. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CAN I USE GI Bill® BENEFITS TO PAY FOR MY COURSE?
Remote Medical Training accepts VA education assistance. This benefit can only be applied to our Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT) courses and cannot be used on our Hybrid Remote Emergency Medical Technician (H-REMT) courses. For more information, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at: https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Remote Medical Training's course cancellation policy is as follows:
- 24 hours to 30 days prior to the course start date: The student will be charged the following cancellation fee:
- $50 - WFA, WFC, HWFC
- $100 - WFR, HWFR, REMT, HREMT, RMUR, RMAP
- RMT will refund all money paid if the applicant is not accepted or if the course is canceled by the school.
- RMT will refund all money paid if the applicant cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after the day the enrollment contract is signed or making an initial payment.
- Once a student has signed a contract or made any payment, RMT may retain a registration fee of $100.
- On all residential courses Remote Medical Training may retain all of the cost for food and lodging if the student cancels within 14 days of course start date.
- If training is terminated after the student enters classes, the school may retain the registration fee, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described below:
- UP TO 10% OF THE COURSE - 10%
- MORE THAN 10%, BUT LESS THAN 25% - 25%
- 25% THROUGH 50% - 50%
- MORE THAN 50% - 100%
- When the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or,
- When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
- When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for 2 or more calendar days.
- All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
WHAT IS THE ATTENDANCE POLICY?
Tardiness, absences, and other course interruptions must be pre-arranged with RMT Staff prior to the beginning of the course. It is the student's responsibility to access information that was missed and to make-up any work, test, rotations, or scenarios that were missed during the absence. Students may not miss more than 10% of the course total hours under any circumstance.
AM I QUALIFIED FOR THE COURSE I WANT TO TAKE?
- Wilderness First Aid (WFA): Students must be 18+ years old.
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)and H-WFR: Students must be 18+ years old.
- Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFC): Students must be 18+ years old and have a current WFR certification.
- Remote EMT (REMT) and H-REMT: Students must:
- Be 18+ years old
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Be able to lift up to 250 pounds with assistance
- Students must provide proof of the following:
- Two Varicella (chickenpox) Vaccines or proof of immunity*
- Two Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccines or proof of immunity**
- 3 Hepatitis B series injections or proof of immunity***
- Tetanus Immunization (within 10 years of the course start date)
- PPD Skin Test (proof of negative Tuberculosis (TB) screening or chest x-ray must be done within 6 months of the course start date)
- COVID 19 vaccine series
- Flu immunization for current flu season (September to March)
- Remote Medicine Upgrade and Recertification™ (RMUR): Students must be 18+ years old and hold a current EMT certification.
- Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider™ (RMAP): Students must be 18+ years old and be a current Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider.
*Some vaccinations take multiple injections depending on your bodies needs to hit the threshold antibody count to be considered "immune". If you have historically had chickenpox you can get a titer test to show proof of immunity. Documented Date of Disease Per Physician records will not qualify as proof of immunity.
**Measles, Mumps, and Rubella documented Date of Disease Per Physician Records will qualify as proof for immunity for the respective disease.
***The Hepatitis B vaccination is a three injection series that takes six months to complete. A titer test proving immunity is also accepted. Please account for this when shopping for course dates.
WHAT DO I DO IF I CAN'T FIND MY VACCINATION RECORDS?
No problem! You can prove immunization with a titer blood test for the required vaccines. You can have this test done at most clinics. We recommend you bring your Immunization Verification Form to the appointment. Please note, RMT does not accept students’ personal records. Please complete RMT’s Immunization Verification Form with the help of a Physician or Authorized Health Representative. This form will be collected on the first day of in-person training for all courses requiring Clinical Rotations.
DO I NEED TO HAVE A COVID 19 VACCINATION TO ATTEND MY COURSE?
COVID 19 vaccinations are a requirement of the Clinical Rotation sites. These sites do allow students to apply for religious or medical exemptions. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
I AM A MINOR AND WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND A COURSE.
Minors who wish to participate in our courses must be at least 14 years old at the time of in-person training and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, who is also a participant in the course.
WHAT IS THE ON-SITE LODGING?
We work with great hosts and venues to provide housing for our residential courses. You can view these lodging options for each course by clicking on the "location" tab associated with the course.
I LOST MY REMOTE MEDICAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION. HOW DO I GET A NEW COPY?
If you have a current certification through Remote Medical Training that has been lost or destroyed, please contact customer service and request a new copy. Additional copies will cost a $15 administration fee.
It helps to have a course SKU, dates, or location readily available for customer service to pinpoint your records in a timely manner.
HOW DO I GET ANOTHER CPR CERTIFICATION CARD?
Your CPR certification is sent directly from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). To receive another copy, please contact ECSI by either phone, 1(800)-716-7264 or email, info@ECSInstitute.org.
HOW DO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REGISTER FOR THE NREMT EXAM?
In registering with the NREMT, you will need a U.S. Social Security number to complete the registration process. As you will not have one of these, you are required to contact the NREMT (phone works best) and let them know that you are a non-U.S. citizen who will be completing a NREMT EMT training course in Washington State with Remote Medical Training.
The NREMT will assign you a nine-digit identification number to use in place of the Social Security number. Also, please make your travel plans according to the timeline described for completing the NREMT cognitive examination. If you need to travel immediately following the course, we will make every effort to help you schedule your cognitive exam as soon as possible following the conclusion of the course. Please speak with your course instructors early on if this will be the case.
CAN I BE CERTIFIED AS AN EMT IN ANOTHER STATE AFTER TAKING YOUR REMOTE EMT COURSE?
Please note that our Remote EMT courses are approved by the regulating agencies of the state they are taught within and the National Registry of EMTs for initial certification. If you plan on using your EMT certification to work in a state other than the state you are completing your course in, please check with that state agency prior to registering so you are sure that the course will be accepted. The majority of states in the U.S. accepts the NREMT certification or has a simple reciprocity process to qualify. To find the contact information for your state agency, please visit the NREMT website.
Remote Medical Training offers reciprocity with other remote and wilderness medical training companies. You can recertify with us if you took your original course from another organization upon pre-approval. Individuals who have been certified by another organization and pre-approved by RMT will receive a certification card from RMT after successful completion of our course, testing, and any required skill checks by our field staff per the course requirements.
- Wilderness First Aid Recertification: Students must retake the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course to recertify.
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification: Wilderness First Responder certifications are valid for three years following completion of the course. We do not allow WFRs to recertify by taking a WFA course. Below are the various options:
- Recertify with Remote Medical Training. Our three-day Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFC) course refreshes WFR and CPR certifications.
- Recertify with another organization. RMT certifications can only be recertified by successfully completing our respective courses. RMT certifications are typically recognized by other major wilderness medicine training organizations, however we recommend checking with the other organization if they will accept our certification for entrance into their course. Upon completion, that organization will issue your new certification. We cannot recertify an RMT certification if the recertification course is not our own.
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Recertification: To recertify your National Registry EMT, students must:
- Complete 40 hours of continuing education
- Possess a current CPR certification
- Have a six-month affiliation with an organization providing care at an EMT level
- These requirements (excluding affiliation) can be met by taking Remote Medical Training's Remote Medicine Upgrade & Recertification (RMUR) course. Individual states may have different or additional requirements for recertification. Please visit the NREMT website to find contact information for your State EMS Office and contact them for recertification requirements specific to your state.
IF I HAVE A CURRENT REMT CERTIFICATION AND WANT TO REFRESH THE REMOTE COMPONENT, WHAT COURSE SHOULD I TAKE?
To recertify the Remote (R) component of your REMT, students can take the Remote Medicine Upgrade and Recertification (RMUR) course. This course will recertify both the Remote and EMT-B portions. The Remote Medical Training "Remote" certification is valid for three years.
Please note that although the MCPIC certification is officially valid indefinitely, many organizations that require it will only recognize it for up to five years.
FOR COURSES IN WASHINGTON STATE, HOW DO I GET FROM THE SEATTLE AIRPORT (SEA-TAC) TO MY COURSE?
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from courses. All major car rental services are available at SeaTac airport. Be sure to have chains or AWD for winter courses. For courses in Leavenworth and Bellingham, WA, there are Amtrak or bus options from Seattle. We also suggest posting in the discussion board in PowerSchool for your course, as carpooling or splitting a car rental with your classmates are often viable options. If you have specific questions or concerns about your course location or how to get there, please reach out to customer service.
IS REMOTE MEDICAL TRAINING A CAPCE ACCREDITED INSTITUTION?
Yes, Remote Medical Training is an accredited institution with the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
As an accredited institution, we are able to offer our students nationally-recognized continuing education credits through CAPCE. These continuing education accreditation hours are available at no additional cost for Remote Medical Training students. Please ensure CAPCE CEUs are accepted by your State EMS Organization.
Remote Medical Training offers CAPCE accredited continuing education hours for the following courses:
- Remote Medicine Upgrade and Recertification for EMT (RMUR)– 44 hours of BASIC continuing education hours
- Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP)– 50 hours of ADVANCED continuing education hours