|Prerequisites, Application & Deadlines|
Application Deadlines - Programs start each fall semester subject to sufficient enrollment
All students are encouraged to submit early applications
even if prerequisites are not completed.
Why choose Paramedic Education at Weber State University?
National Registry Paramedic Certification Exam 112 of 116 candidates passed on first attempt. These results for both the campus distance program are exceptional, significantly higher than the 71% national average for both first-time pass rate and overall score attained.
Since the State of Utah started using the National Registry exam for initial certification, 98% of WSU students passed the written exam on first attempt. Since 2010, 100% of all Utah certified has passed the exam on first attempt. Remarkably, 90% of all students pass with the minimum number of questions. Weber State significantly exceeds both state and national averages for "above passing" in the 5 topical areas of the exam.
WSU's Department of Emergency Care & Rescue has been nationally accredited by CAAHEP (CoAEMSP) for more than 25 years, making it the first in Utah, and one of the first in the nation. The program received re-accrediation until 2017 with no citations and multiple salutations.
More than 90 percent of WSU's graduates are employed upon graduation and are eagerly sought out by EMS/Fire agencies and health care facilities across the nation. All graduates can find employment if willing to relocate off the Wasatch Front.
WSU's paramedic program does not require prior EMS agency experience or sponsorship. Advanced EMT or Intermediate is no longer required. Students may progress from EMT directly into Paramedic or enroll in PAR 1005, EMT Internship.