EMS Education

Student Information

Tuition Refund Policy

Refund Information

  • Any refunds issued will be returned within 30 days of the request date.
  • All course withdrawals must be submitted in writing.
  • There are no refunds for course materials, including books, uniforms, required equipment, immunizations, or the cost of background checks and drug screens.


Denial of Admissions

HVA EMS Education retains the right to deny enrollment into our programs and classes for any reason. 

  • If a student is denied enrollment before the first day of class, a refund will be issued for 100% of their paid tuition.


Course Withdrawal

If a student drops their course:

  • Prior to the first day of class: The student will receive a refund of the full amount of tuition paid, minus a $25 processing fee.
  • Within the first 14 calendar days of class: The student will receive a refund of 75% of the tuition paid.
  • After 14 calendar days: The student will not receive a tuition refund.


Refunds are for tuition only. We do not refund the cost of course supplies or background checks/drug screenings.

Please get in touch if you have any questions. emseducation@emergenthealth.org.

Required Immunizations and TB Test

+ Our clinical site locations set our immunization requirements and can change at any time.

+ Your TB test and required vaccines cannot expire during the course.

+ Cost: Vaccines are documented in ImmuniTrax, which has a $50 cost for students. There may also be a cost associated with receiving your vaccines; please check with your healthcare provider.

+ Michigan residents 18+ can find vaccination records on the Michigan Immunization Portal.

  • TB Test:
    • A negative TB test within the last 12 months OR
    • A negative IGRA blood test within the last 12 months.
  • Hepatitis B:
    • A three-dose vaccine series AND a titer showing immunity OR
    • A three-dose vaccine series AND a booster OR 
    • A signed declination form
  • Flu:
    • The vaccine must have been received within the last 12 months.
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR): 
    • A two-dose vaccine series OR
    • A signed declination form
  • Varicella (Chickenpox): 
    • A two-dose vaccine series OR
    • A titer showing immunity OR
    • A signed attestation of having chicken pox.

Declinations and Attestations

  • Students may choose to sign a declination form for the Hepatitis B and MMR vaccines.
  • Students who have had chickenpox can sign an attestation form
  • Forms will be provided on the first day of class upon request.

Background Check and Drug Screen

Background Check/Drug Screen

  • Students are required to complete a background check and drug screen after signing up for an EMT or Paramedic course.
  • Instructions for both will be sent to students in an email.
  • Cost: The total cost of both the background check and drug screen is $80.
  • Results: The background check and drug screen results will be sent to the student and the HVA Center for EMS Education. If anything is flagged on the checks, it is reviewed by EMS Education on a case-by-case basis.
    • If a student is unable to attend the class due to the results of their background check or drug screen, they will be refunded for the total amount of tuition they have paid only. We do not offer refunds for course supplies or other course requirements.
    • Please review our tuition refund policy.
  • If any prospective student provides false or inaccurate information on an application, HVA reserves the right to immediately dismiss or reject the student and the student may be subject to investigation by the MDHHS Division of EMS.

The following felonies will prevent a student from enrolling in any of HVA’s EMT or Paramedic courses:

  • Criminal homicide  
  • Kidnapping and unlawful restraint  
  • Indecency with a child and/or minor  
  • Sexual assault  
  • Assault and battery toward a child, elderly, or disabled individual
  • Abandoning or purposely endangering a child  
  • Aiding suicide  
  • Agreement to abduct a child from custody
  • Arson  
  • Armed or aggravated robbery  
  • Assault (Class A or felony level)  
  • Misapplication of fiduciary property or property of a financial institution (Class A felony level) 

Important note: While a DUI or felony conviction may not prevent a student from obtaining an EMS license, it may affect their ability to obtain employment with an EMS agency.

Any student in question of any of the offenses listed above are advised to contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Department of EMS to verify exclusion criteria pertaining to healthcare provider licensing.

Get In Touch

Email: emseducation@emergenthealth.org

Phone: 734-477-6331

Administrative office hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday