ETT Initial

ETT Initial

Step into the world of emergency with 'First Responder Initial.' This course is tailored for those beginning their journey as first responders. Learn foundational skills, protocols, and techniques to provide assistance in critical situations.

Tuition: $400.00
Hours: 40 hours

Call 907-723-1482 for upcoming classes and registration.

Welcome to the ETT Initial Certificate Program

Each module is grounded in compelling video lessons from American Red Cross, Jones & Bartlett Learning, and GEMS faculty. These videos are supported by supplementary reading, knowledge-check quizzes, and activities to develop your understanding and skills.

The hands-on skills for this course, have to be taught in a team-based setting with a live ETT instructor. The Continuing Medical Educational hours for this course is ONLY valid for the State of Alaska Certification. Not CAPCE accredited.

Upon successful completion student will be authorized to take the State of Alaska cognitive ETT Exam.

Prerequisites – 14 years old

Grades: – Students must maintain an 80% average in the course.

Didactic Component: Is a self-directed online component, which allows the students the flexibility to work remotely at his or her own pace. 

Psychomotor (Hands-on Skills): Whether attending in person or remotely, instructor-verified skills are mandatory for all students to complete the course. In-person students must first finish the online didactic component before joining Skills Week, with a minimum 95% attendance required. 

For remote learners, validated competency is necessary upon course completion. Students must submit a comprehensive skills portfolio, signed by an state-certified EMS or ETT Instructor, highlighting the importance of valid instructor verification. Please note that hands-on skills must be acquired in a team-based setting with a live instructor's guidance. You will also be required to obtain and submit your Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support card (three common companies are the American Heart Association, the American Safety and Health Institute and the American Red Cross).

Program Details

Length of the ETT is 40 clock hours.
Didactic – 24 Hours
EMS Skills Week – 16 Hours

The program is designed for the student to work at his or her own pace. A Certificate of Completion is awarded after successful completion of both the didactic and practical skill components of the program. Students may voluntarily withdraw from the program in writing by delivering a letter to the administrative staff by hand, email or mail. When calculating the official date of a student’s termination is the last day of recorded attendance.

Included in this course:
-Access to online class forms and material.
-Emergency Trauma Technician Book, 2015 Edition.

Please be advised that you have a 10-day window, starting from the day of registration, to cancel class attendance for a full refund. No exceptions will be made.

Course Prerequisites

 Participants must also be 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.

What you get when you enroll in this ETT course:
Online Access to ETT Training Self-Paced Learning Management System (LMS). All of the didactic portion of the course is completed online in the LMS. This includes recorded lectures, videos, quizzes, exams and interactive activities. 

When you complete your enrollment your ETT book will be mailed to you. We are currently using AAOS Emergency Trauma Technician 2015 Edition for the ETT course. This book and our course includes the new National Education Standards (NES) that follow the new ETT scope of practice.

24 Hour Instructor Helpdesk:
Students can use email, live chat or the LMS chat system to communicate with instructors 24 hours a day. Typically a live instructor is only available during normal business hours, but leaving a message will ensure a prompt reply. In cases where a student needs to speak to an instructor by phone, we will be happy to arrange a time to call you.

Skills Verification:
The final portion of the ETT course is the skills assessment. It is the student's responsibility to have skills sign off by an ETT Instructor. 


We will be following the CDC’s recommended guidelines to keep our employees and students safe. In addition, we are taking the following precautions:

All workers will have their temperature taken before entering the building. Workers will sanitize and disinfect shared services frequently. 

We encourage our students to wear masks or facial coverings, wash/sanitize their hands before coming to the building, and — most importantly — stay at home if they are feeling sick. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct training in a safe environment.

All meals are the students' responsibility.

We will be spending a lot of time outdoors and we hope that you will want to enjoy some of the exciting outdoor activities when you are not in class. Hunting, fishing, wildlife adventures, kayaking, bear tours, sightseeing, and more. So be ready! The course will be held rain or shine, so participants should bring rain gear and warmer layers to account for unexpected cold or precipitation.