Training Corps

In 2014, MCEMS began a Training Corps program in which students who are not yet certified EMTs can join the organization, ride along on calls, and learn about EMS before committing to taking a class.

Overall, the results of the program have been outstanding — some of our most dedicated EMTs have come through this program. If you're interested in becoming an EMT but aren't sure if it's for you, joining the training corps could be a good place to start.

Members of the training corps ride scheduled shifts as observers along with certified EMTs, and participate in the same training excercises.

Become an EMT

To become a Pennsylvania DOH certified Emergency Medical Technician, you must take a course that consists of classroom lectures and hands-on skills sessions. At the conclusion, you must sit for the certification exam.

The Lehigh Valley Health Network's George E Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute, located in Allentown, offers EMT courses generally each semester in conjunction with Lehigh Carbon Community College.

If you'd rather take a class at home during the summer, we can help you find one nearby. Just reach out to us at


MCEMS accepts new members in two batches each year, following the Activities Fair held at the beginning of each semester. The application process includes a written application and an interview with members of our executive board.

If you have an out of state EMT certification:

You will need to apply for reciprocity. You can join as a probationary EMT while you are waiting for the reciprocity application to be processed.

If you are not yet certified:

You will be invited to join as a member of our Training Corps. Keep in mind that there are a limited number of spaces available in the training corps, and thus applications tend to be more competitive.

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Applications are only available at the beginning of each semester