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Emergency Medical Responder


Available: Continuing Education Blended

Program Description

Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) are an essential part of the foundation of Emergency Medical Services in Canada. EMRs are often associated with volunteer emergency services organizations, and in rural or remote areas may be the sole provider of emergency services in a community. Often termed "first responders," EMRs may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and appropriate care, and arranging or providing the safe transport of a patient to the appropriate health care facility. Provincial EMR registration is required to continue on to the Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic levels and is recommended for many other emergency services job profiles, including firefighters and police officers.

SAIT's EMR training includes emergency medical services, ambulance operations, patient assessment, basic life support, trauma and medical emergencies, paediatrics, childbirth, geriatrics, environmental, psychological and special situations.

SAIT's EMR course combines online managed self-study of theoretical concepts with mandatory classroom lab days where practical skills are taught and assessed. Students must be motivated and organized to learn the required material through self-directed study and skill practice.


You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Admission Requirements

Standard First Aid with Healthcare Provider Level C CPR or Standard First Aid with CPR Level C. SAIT Course CPRS 225. (We will also accept Heart & Stroke, St. Johns, Red Cross or Life Saving Society certificates)

Emergency Medical Responder EMRG-100 Classroom

EMRG-205 CRN#Orientation DateLab Day 1Lab Day 2Lab Day 3Lab Day 4Lab Day 5Lab Day 6Lab Day 7Professional Driving CourseFinal Lab Testing
12192 July 16 Aug. 2 Aug. 10 Sept. 1 Sept. 11 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 4 Sept. 9 Oct. 5
12194 July 23 Aug. 7 Aug. 22 Aug. 30 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 20 Sept. 28 July 26 Oct. 1
12193 Aug. 7 Aug. 23 Aug. 29 Sept. 4 Sept. 17 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 11 Aug. 16 Oct. 14
12102 Aug. 8 Aug. 15 Aug. 23 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 24 Oct. 2 Oct. 10 Sept. 10 Oct. 11
25788 Sept. 5 Sept. 13 Sept. 18 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 13 Sept. 27 Nov. 16
25786 Sept. 6 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 18 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 19 Sept. 20 Nov. 20
26127 Sept. 25 Oct. 17 Oct. 22 Oct. 30 Nov. 7 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Nov. 27 Oct. 4 Dec. 5
26126 Oct. 2 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 2 Nov. 15 Nov. 20 Nov. 26 Dec. 6 Oct. 5 Dec. 13


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