# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Emergency Medical Responder Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Emergency Medical Responder (8336/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8336
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the EMR student to provide immediate life-saving interventions for patients of all ages while awaiting additional emergency medical services (EMS) resources. Areas of study include an introduction to EMS systems, roles and responsibilities of the EMR, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting. Students must complete a minimum of 85 percent of the didactic and lab aspects of the course, per 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Code of Virginia. Successful completion of all course requirements and instructor endorsement may lead to eligibility to take the Virginia State Psychomotor Exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMR cognitive exam. Students must meet the requirements of the Functional Position Description for the Basic Life Support Provider (refer to EMS.TR.14B and 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Code of Virginia).

Note: Students must be 16 or older to take this course. Please note all students will need to undergo a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting and drug screening.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.