Emergency Medical Responder Blended

EMR101 – 80.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The TEEX Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program is based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies and meets or exceeds minimum hours and content established by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The Emergency Medical Responder course is an 80-hour blended course, with 44 hours of self-paced online didactic instruction that follows a lesson plan with weekly lecture and activity assignments the student completes using a home computer, textbook, and online supplemental material. The face-to-face portion is 36 hours of hands-on psychomotor skills instruction and written testing. The online portion must be completed prior to coming to the face-to-face portion. 

Students successfully completing the EMR course are eligible for National Registry Cognitive Exam testing and certification through the Texas Department of State Health and Human Services (TDSHS) as an Emergency Medical Responder.

If you are registering during Annual Schools, please read the important information below in the Other Information section. 


The following prerequisites are required to be uploaded to your TEEX Student Portal account within 1 week of applying to be in the program to be approved to complete your registration process: 

  • Copy of Driver’s License or form of government or state issued identification (must be 18 years of age)
  • Proof of a current healthcare provider CPR card like an American Heart Association BLS Provider or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR card
  • High School Diploma or GED completion  

Once we have approved these prerequisites, you will be notified that you can pay your tuition and enroll in the class. 

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the TEEX Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 
  • Notebook paper (8.5 x 11)
  • Pens/Pencils and markers 
  • Class Textbook*:
    • Emergency Medical Responder 7th Ed. Textbook
    • Navigate Premiere Access bundle (ISBN# 9781284225891) *The online coursework and resources will NOT be included if you purchase the textbook from another source.*
  • Stethoscope  
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Laptop, tablet, phone, or other electronic device for materials 

*Please note, we cannot guarantee internet access at the class location. Please ensure all textbook materials are downloaded to your device before coming to class.

Online Course Requirements 

Students are required to complete all 44 hours of online didactic assignments prior to coming to the face-to-face portion. Students who have not completed the online didactic assignments will not be allowed to attend the face-to-face portion of the class. Once you are registered for the class, you will be provided directions to access the online curriculum and your assignments. 


All students must successfully complete the required 44 hours on-line didactic textbook assignments with a minimum passing score of 70% or greater prior to the first day of in person psychomotor instruction. All students must attend the 36 hours in person psychomotor skills training and pass all written module chapter exams and the Emergency Medical Responder final exam with a 70% or greater. Students are allowed one (1) retest per exam to maintain a 70% or greater average.

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Specific requirements can be found on the publisher’s website located HERE.

Course Attire 

  • Business casual for training activities and classroom sessions.
  • A long sleeved shirt is required to participate in skills labs with the extricated car.
  • You may not wear to any class or field activity.
  • shorts
  • sleeveless shirts
  • open-toed shoes

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 90% of the face-to-face hours as a component of successful course completion. This means you are allowed to miss a maximum of 4 hours of face-to-face time to still be eligible for a course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries by detailed physical assessment to decipher the need for emergency medical care
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care for life threatening injuries relative to airway, breathing and circulation
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of an entry level EMR

Suggested Audience

  • Fire Services 
  • Law Enforcement
  • Industrial Safety personnel
  • Anyone who may be required to respond to medical or trauma emergencies

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

Registration Process

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas A&M Forest Service has aligned the payment process for annual schools with all other requests for tuition assistance under the House Bill 2604 program and TIFMAS training grants. Texas A & M Forest Service voucher number or a request ID # is no longer a valid Purchase Order number. It will be denied if used as a form of payment.

The process will follow this pattern: Registration with payment – Apply for tuition assistance & obtain TAMFS approval – Attend training – Complete the reimbursement process.

Registration with payment

Complete online registration on the TEEX website. Secure your seat in the class with payment.

You may use a credit card or organization purchase order (PO). 

If you are using a purchase order, TEEX policy requires the PO to be submitted within 48 hours of registration, or the enrollment may be canceled. You may upload the PO through your student portal or email it as an attachment to [email protected]

Ensure your PO includes the following:

  • Agency or company name
  • Billing address
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Description of goods and/or services provided (for example the course number and name)
  • Amount of charges
  • Authorized signature
  • Tax Payer ID, EIN, or FEIN. The field should be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

If your organization is not an established TEEX customer, or if you are not sure, please include a completed W-9 with the PO.

Apply for tuition assistance & obtain approval

At least one day before the first day of class, submit a request through TAMFS FireConnect.

Helpful videos about the FireConnect process can be found here

Attend training

Most courses have online registration notes and/or confirmation emails which will provide more details on when & where to report for class. Please pay special attention to the required PPE levels and prerequisites if applicable. Most TEEX courses require at least 80% attendance and participation, while others, such as ProBoard, require 100% attendance.

No-shows without prior written cancellation by the required date will be invoiced.

Upon successful completion of the class, you will be able to download your certificate from your TEEX Student Portal.

Complete the reimbursement process

Return to the FireConnect page and submit for reimbursement. You will be asked to upload documentation including your certificate of completion. Once all documentation is accounted for, the request(s) will be marked as Approved for Payment and reimbursement will be issued to your department.

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

  • If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email [email protected].

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]