Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Could I apply to this program if I’m not a person of color ?

    Yes, you can still apply.

  2. Do I need prior medical knowledge or experience to join the EMS Corps?

    No, prior medical knowledge or experience isn’t needed.

  3. Can I still participate in the program if I committed a crime?

    Depends, it has to comply with the state EMS background guidelines.

  4. What are the requirements to apply?

    A high school diploma or GED.

  5. Do I have to pay to join the EMS Corps?

    No, you do not have to pay. This is a stipend-based program.

  6. Will I be qualified for an EMT or a paramedic job after this program ends?

    Yes, if you pass the National Registry.

  7. How long is the program?

    5 months.

  8. Is this program a full time commitment?


  9. Where will the training be located at?

    1000 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro, California 94577

  10. If I’m a woman, can I apply?

    Cohort 17 will be co-ed. As of now, it is only for men.

  11. What kind of training will I receive?

    Students will receive physical/functional training (cardio, weight lifting, etc). They will also receive non-clinical case management from Deyantae Newson who is also the boot camp instructor. He will work on career development and providing after care. In addition, he will provide numerous resources such as transportation, medical/dental services, job referrals, and temporary housing.

  12. What if I fail the final exam? What I still be able to graduate the program?

    No, you have to pass the final exam to graduate the program.

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