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EMS Enrollment Instructions

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Enrollment information for the following classes:

Steps to Enroll

Prior to enrolling in any TMCC EMS class, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply to the College/Apply for Financial Aid
    You must be registered as a current TMCC student. This process may take up to five working days. Please follow TMCC's Steps to Enroll to find out how to apply.
  2. Procure your Individual Immunization History
    Your immunization history may be available through your previous school district, military medical records, your parents or your local health department. Use the EMS Requirements Checklist to detail your information.
    • If you are unable to obtain your immunization records or immunizations are out of date or missing, you must have them administered or have a test for the immunity and collect the documentation as proof. ARC Health and Wellness in Reno performs many of these tests; however, documentation from any medical facility that provides the immunizations will be accepted as proof.
    • Immunization History should include the following:
      • Tetanus Diphtheria (DT or Tdap within past 10 years)
      • Varicella (2 during lifetime) or verified history of chicken pox or Titer
      • MMR immunization (2 during lifetime) or Titer
      • Hepatitis B 3-part series (must have #1 and #2 to enter; #3 by end of first semester) or Titer
      • Proof of negative TB status, stating one of the following tests: Quantiferon blood test OR 2 negative TB PPD test reads within the last 6 months OR 3 consecutive annual TB PPD (-) skin tests OR, if positive: Chest X-Ray
  3. CPR Certification
    All students must maintain an American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification through the program.
    The only acceptable CPR certification is the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS). No other CPR certification will be accepted. It is the student's responsibility to maintain these certifications. You may obtain certification through TMCC's CPR Department or through any other agency.
  4. Background Check
    Students are required to undergo a background check. Background checks typically take 3-5 normal business days to complete and are valid for 6 months, counting the length of the semester.
    Background checks are conducted by PreCheck, Inc., a firm specializing in background checks for healthcare workers.
    • Go to
    • Select your school and program from the dropdown menus (Truckee Meadows Community College – EMS Academy).
    • Complete all required fields as prompted and hit "continue" to enter your payment information.
    • Payment can be made securely online with a credit or debit card. You can also pay by money order, but that will delay processing until the money order is received.
  5. Drug Screening
    Students are required to undergo drug screening. This is a standard, five panel pre-employment drug test. Go to
  6. Other Required Documentation
    • Medical Insurance: Students are required to provide proof of current medical insurance coverage.
    • Driver's License or ID Card: Students are required to have a valid driver's license or state-issued ID card.
  7. Request Course Permission
    Upon completion of drug screening, background check and immunization tracking through, please contact the department to review your documents. After your documents have been reviewed you will be provided access to register for the course along with additional information regarding, books, uniforms and supplies. The department is located in the William Pennington Health Science Building  at 18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B, Reno, Nevada 89511. If you have any questions please come by our office or contact us.

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All documentation must be valid and maintained throughout the duration of the EMS courses.