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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


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Upcoming Emergency Medical Technician Classes

Emergency Medical Technician- Winter 2022 Flathead

Starts: Jan 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Location: Best Practice Medicine - Flathead Campus

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Emergency Medical Technician- Winter 2022 Bozeman

Starts: Jan 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Location: Bozeman Campus

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Learn from the best

We are crazy passionate about what we do. Best Practice Medicine instructors include current and former critical care helicopter team nurses and paramedics, emergency room physicians, ski patrollers, firefighters, ER nurses, a former NOLS instructor, and a former Air Force Pararescue Paramedic assistant program director-Instructor.

Why Train With Us

  • We believe in quality, not quantity. For us, this isn’t about a certificate; it’s about preparing you to save lives. To maximize your learning experience we adhere to the best practice National Standards of a 6 to 1 student to instructor ratio. This means you get the attention and training you need to succeed.
  • We are the only NEA accredited training site in Gallatin County.
  • We are the only EMT course in Gallatin County with local in-person medical direction and involvement.
  • Who you train with matters. Train with professions to become a professional. We are board certified physicians, paramedics, nurses, and EMTs.
  • You are taught in a specialized medical training classroom built to help and enhance your learning experience.
  • We use brand new, state of the art, equipment and methodologies to make sure you’re learning the best and most up-to-date information and techniques.
  • Our staff are trained in the latest teaching pedagogy with special emphasis on adult learning.
  • We have the greatest number of hands on training hours for EMT courses in the county.
  • Adhering to quality and high standards, we are independently tested.
  • Our staff come in early and leave late to guarantee you have the best possible opportunity to be the best EMT you can be.
  • We love what we do and we love teaching you.



Best Practice definitely lived up to their name. If you're interested in anything Medical, I would whole-heartedly recommend these guys.The instructors were super helpful, and they definitely set you up to succeed. Everyone here works hard to accommodate all types of learners, and they really make you feel at home. All in all, it was one of the best learning experiences of my life. (Plus I ...

Joy Downer
EMT Student

BPM is a top-shelf company, boasting both a roster of impressive and accomplished instructors and those next-level resources that really enhance your educational experience. Their EMT course was a very thorough and engaging program that left us more than prepared for the state and national examinations. I am very excited to further my involvement in the EMS world- all thanks to this amazing group ...

Madeline Carroll
EMT Student

Thanks for providing great training for current and aspiring EMS professionals. I really value passionate educators like those at Best Practice Medicine and I have gained a lot from the simulations I have had the opportunity to run through with you all. Keep up the good work....

Dave Zinn
EMT Student

BPM is committed to providing students with a high quality of EMS education through a fast-paced and scenario/simulation-based learning environment. The EMT course that I took through them was a great value, and gave me tools and confidence that I could immediately apply to real-world patient care. The educators and staff are extraordinarily knowledgeable and dedicated to student success. Whether...

Eric Hafla
EMT Student

BPM definitely lived up to its name. They did an excellent job preparing me for my next steps in the EMS world. I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work and dedication they put into each and every student. I would highly recommend them to anybody wanting to take an EMT class. Great staff, great class and couldn't be more happy with the results and how they prepared me! Great job B...

Shawn Olson
EMT Student

Probably the best introduction to the medical field you could ask for. The instructors not only prep you for the NREMT exam and State Practical, but for the application of your skills in the field. I know I'll be going back to Best Practice to renew my license. #summerclass2018...

Daniel Koehler
EMT Student

I took the EMT course that BPM offers. It was such a blast and I learned so much! I feel well prepared to be a practicing EMT. The teachers are great and truly care about students success. I highly recommend Best Practice Medicine for your EMT course!...

Danielle Gale
EMT Student

I was fortunate enough to have taken my EMT course through Best Practice Medicine, and since then have also taken a few of the other continuing education classes that they host. The team at BPM is always an absolute pleasure to be around. All of them are kind and friendly people, and they want to see their students, peers, coworkers, etc. do well. The staff and volunteers are extremely knowledgeab...

Jane Wallace
EMT Student

As a EMT instructor for 30 years here in Bozeman, Best Practice is the best EMT class being taught in Gallatin Co. Congrats Ben for putting an awesome staff together!!!!...

John Alston
EMT Instructor

NREMT Skills Learned:

Prerequisites To Attend

  • 18 years of age by date of licensing exam (or 9 months after course end date)
  • No prior felony convictions (or subject to BOME waiver)

Recertification requirements:

  • Complete 48-hours of continuing education every 2 years
  • Complete a refresher course every 2 years

Course and Study Commitment:

You will spend over 150 hours in the classroom and online including 10 hours in the Emergency Room for patient observation. To say the least, this course is INTENSE and moves very quickly! It requires MATURITY, DEDICATION, and plenty of extra STUDY time. We suggest that for every classroom hour you attend you must commit to an additional hour of outside study.

If you are an MSU student with a heavy course load, we do NOT recommend taking the course. In previous courses, MSU students who carried heavy academic course loads had a very hard time completing this course.

Attendance and Exam Policy:

You may not miss more than eight class hours and must attend all scheduled lab sessions due to the critical nature of the material. You must pass all exams with a minimum score of 70% to continue in the course.

Associated Course Costs

Please be aware that there are additional costs not covered in the course tuition that are associated with student liability insurance, immunization requirements, and post-course licensing-testing fees.

American Heart Association CPR certification is required prior to entering the in-hospital clinical experience. As part of your EMT training we will provide CPR certification training at no additional cost to you. However, you are welcome to obtain AHA CPR certification from outside sources prior to this course. Proof of liability insurance ($40) is required for each student on the first class day.

NOTE: after you graduate this course there are investment costs you should be aware of, associated with licensing exams and applications.

  • National Registry exam fee: $80
  • State Licensing application fee: $50
  • National Practitioner Database Self-Query: $4
  • Montana State Licensing Skills Exam Fee: $175

Required Textbook

We are passionately committed to providing you with the most professional, high-quality, and up-to-date EMT training possible. We want you to succeed, to save lives, and be truly ready. To that end, we always recommend the latest edition of the training text book, so you have the most recent editions of knowledge and practice in your training and at your fingertips.

The Text Book:

Emergency Care, 13th Editionby Daniel J. Limmer EMT-P and Michael F. O'Keefe

Publisher: Pearson; 13 edition (February 21, 2015)
ISBN-10: 0-13-402455-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-402455-4

You may purchase the book on your own, new or used, at Amazon.com or Textbooks.com, for example. Or you can order through Best Practice Medicine during course registration for $120. You may also use the eText for this edition. The companion workbook is not required. However, you may use it to supplement your learning.

A requirement of this course is to have access to a stable internet connection as there is regular online content in addition to online course exams.

Course Registration Cost

Bozeman Campus: $1250

Flathead Campus: $1250

Please note: This price does not include the textbook which you may purchase on your own or you may also purchase through Best Practice Medicine during registration.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: For a limited time, all current high school students receive a 10% discount! (Must be 18 years of age by date of licensing exam, or 9 months after course end date).

There is a $300 Non-Refundable deposit required to hold your seat.

The remaining $950.00 is due on the first day of class. Alternately you may mail checks to:

Best Practice Medicine 601 Haggerty Lane, Suite A Bozeman MT 59715

Download our FREE e-book today!

Team BPM is excited to offer our e-book "101 Things Every EMT Should Learn". Wether you've taken a course from us before, or if you're just starting to think about starting a career as an Emergency Medical Technician, this book will be invaluable to you. While there are many more than 101 things and EMT must know, there are tons of great, subtle lessons to learn from this e-book. Want to learn all the considerations an EMT takes when caring for the sick and injured? Sign up for one of our upcoming courses to jumpstart your career in emergency medicine.

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