The Shoals Ambulance Training Academy is proud to present an accelerated, 6-week EMT-Basic class.

Shoals Ambulance is seeking driven, dedicated candidates interested in taking the first step to join the emergency medical services industry. Your EMT certification is the first step in a career in EMS or can be a steppingstone to careers in public safety and health care.

Selected candidates will have their tuition costs and testing fees completely paid. Students will become a full-time employee of Shoals Ambulance with a classroom wage and full benefits with a two-year employment commitment upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and EMT-B certification. Accepted students will first complete a one-week, 40-hour EMR course and pass the test. Once complete, the student will enter a 5-week EMT-Basic class. The EMT class is a hybrid with additional online work in addition to classroom hours.

Shoals Ambulance EMT Academy is approved through the State of Alabama Department of Public Health Office of EMS. 



40-hour weekly schedule (includes 80 total clinical hours)

Classes begin Aug. 30, 2021 and continue for 6 weeks (1 week of EMR Class and 5 weeks of EMT-Basic Class)

Student must pass the EMR exam prior to beginning the EMT-Basic portion of the class.


Classroom Instruction:
Shoals Ambulance
610 Thompson St
Florence, AL 35630

how to appy

Step 1: Fill out an application below and reserve a spot at a mandatory aptitude testing and open interview session.

Step 2: Attend a mandatory open interview and aptitude testing session on Friday, August 13 at either 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.


Shoals Ambulance will provide all training at no cost to the student, including:

  • Free tuition and certification fees (National Registry, Alabama)
  • Paid wages ($10/hr) and full benefits package during training
  • Offer available for a two-year employment commitment.
  • Upon passing exam, EMTs are ready to work on an ambulance making up to $30,000 a year with room to grow up to $45,000 with additional shift-friendly, sponsored paramedic certification.


  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a high-school diploma or GED
  • Be 18 years of age or older by start of course


Our EMT-Basic course follows the National Standard Curriculum as defined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians ( Upon successful completion of our program, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to pass both the cognitive and psychomotor exams required by NREMT. Shoals Ambulance instructors will provide classroom training and online coursework will also be required. All of our clinical third rides will be completed on our Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support ambulances in Lauderdale County, AL. Being able to provide you real-life emergency experience sets our program apart from others. You will be actively engaged and challenged to be a part of our team.


EMT Basic Class Application - August 2021

  • Step 1: Fill out your information below.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Step 2: Reserve a time for your interview at Shoals Ambulance, 610 Thompson St, Florence, AL 35630

  • If you are unable to attend a session on Friday, August 13, please indicate below and we will have limited slots to schedule an additional time. Please make every effort to attend one of the two session.