Admission for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs generally have the following requirements.

1)  The student must be at least 18 years of age.  Under certain circumstances students may be admitted prior to their 18th birthdate as long as the student understands that he/she may not graduate prior to their 18th birthdate.

2)  The student must have a valid government issued ID card such as a driver’s license.  (It does not have to be issued by the State of Texas)

3) The student must be a resident of the State of Texas.

4) The student must have earned a High School diploma, a home-schooling equivalent, or a GED.

5) The student must pass a Background Check.  If the student is concerned about the Background Check the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website provides a list of dis-qualifying events, and information on how to obtain a Criminal History Prescreening.

Other admission requirements and the admission process varies by program. Select a program below to view program-specific admission requirements: