Dartmouth EMS offers training opportunities for community members as well as more advanced classes for healthcare providers.

CPR and First Aid Classes:

Dartmouth EMS offers American Heart Association certification courses in First Aid and CPR. Most of our CPR courses are at the “Heartsaver” level, though we do offer training at the “Healthcare Provider” (Basic Life Support) level for professional rescuers. Our courses are available at a subsidized rate of $15 per course for undergraduate students. The cost for graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members is $45 per course. If you would like to sign up for one of our classes, please follow the link below.

We also offer courses for student organizations, community groups, and departments at locations and times of your choice. Please email us at to set up a customized course for you at your location in the Upper Valley area.

**Tardiness Policy: If you are more than 10 minutes late to a class your spot may be given away to an unregistered person who was on time for the class. We cover material quickly and being on time to these classes is very important.

A reminder email will be sent the Monday before a weekend class. A second reminder email will be sent on the Thursday before the class (ex: if you are signed up for a class on Saturday April 2nd, you will receive an email on Monday March 28th and a second email on Thursday April 1st). Any cancellation after the second reminder email will invoke our class cancellation policy, as outlined below.

*****Cancellation Policy: Cancellation after the second reminder email or failure to show up to the class without any notice will invoke this policy. If after making one of the above failures you wish to take another class, you will be required to email your DA$H number to Dartmouth EMS in advance and you will be charged for your missed class. If you are a non-Dartmouth student, you will be required to pay for the missed class prior to attending another class. Please contact Dartmouth EMS with any questions regarding this policy.*****

Interested individuals may take the online portion of CPR from the American Heart Association website and complete just the skills section with Dartmouth EMS. If interested in this opportunity, please email us at for more information. Additionally, if the course offerings listed below do not work for your schedule, please email Dartmouth EMS with days and times that work well as we will likely be adding more courses as the term progresses.

Click here to register for a CPR or a First Aid class

Fall 2016 Community Training Schedule:

AHA Heartsaver CPR

  • TBA

AHA Healthcare Provider CPR

  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 – 6 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 – 6 PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 – 6 PM

AHA Heartsaver First Aid

  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 AM – 2 PM
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 – 5 PM
  • Sunday, Oct 2, 2 – 5 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 8 2 – 5 PM

Emergency Medical Technician Courses:

Dartmouth EMS will be sponsoring at least one EMT course during the 2016-2017 academic year. One will be a condensed W-EMT course occurring during winterim (late November to mid-December). The second may be a course that takes place during the winter and spring terms. More than one course will only be put on if there is sufficient interest.

Registration for the first of the two EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) courses that Dartmouth EMS will offer this coming year is now open!

Registration is open to anyone, including students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 8.42.56 PMWinter Interim “Winterim” EMT Course:

The basic information about the first course is as follows. Much more detailed information is included on the information sheet (TKS Wilderness EMT Course Info Sheet) and the poster (TKS WEMT Poster).

Course #1: Winterim Wilderness-EMT course
Taught by: The Kane Schools of Wild and Rescue Medicine
Location: Dartmouth College campus
Dates: 11/28/16 to 12/17/16
Class Times: 6 days per week from about 9am-5pm (Sundays off) with some evening classes as well. Ride-alongs will be offered during the evenings and on Sundays.
Certifications upon successful completion of course and exams: Wilderness EMT, EMT from National Registry of EMTs and CPR for the Healthcare Provider.
Cost: Max of $1,995 (deposit of $1,000) with multiple potential discounts and payment options. Total can be as low as $1,745 depending on enrollment.
Other: No food included in cost of course. Winterim housing is available to Dartmouth students who are enrolled in classes during 16F and/or 17W. To learn more about interim housing go to: Parking is available.
Registration: Follow the instructions on the course application. There are limited spots in the course. Discount for registering by August 5th – info on this and other discounts on TKS Wilderness EMT Course Info SheetLink to course application: The KANE Schools Course Application

If you know you want to and can take the course, we highly encourage you to register ASAP to make sure you get a spot and take advantage of the early registration discount (details on attached info sheet).

Please note that there are cancellation fees.You will get your deposit back minus:
$300 if you withdraw before 9/15
$500 if you withdraw between 9/15 and 10/28
$700 if you withdraw after 10/28

Most questions about course #1 should be directed to the email on the info sheet. If the questions are related to D-EMS or Dartmouth, you can contact Julie Lee (

Winter-Spring EMT Course:

We are currently soliciting interest in this course that may take place during the 2016 winter and spring terms:

Schedule: A part-time course starting on or after January 4th and finishing on or before May 30th, 2016 with online as well as Saturday classes. Ride-alongs would be offered during the course.

Certifications upon successful completion of course and exams include: EMT from National Registry of EMTs and CPR for the Healthcare Provider.

Cost: Max of $1,700 with discount options. No food or housing included in cost of course.

If you are are interested, please email


Internal Training:

Several of our internal training events include guest speakers and some of these events are open to the public. A schedule of internal training events for the Fall of 2016 is posted here: 16F Training Schedule