EMS Education

EMT Work-Training Student Information

Required Immunizations and TB Test

+ Students must supply a current immunization record during the pre-employment process. 

+ The Center for EMS Education will arrange and pay for work-training students to obtain any missing vaccinations.

+ 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.

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

  • TB Test:
    • Work-training students will obtain a TB test during the pre-employment process.


Required Vaccines:

  • 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

  • Work-training students are required to complete a background check and drug screen as part of the pre-employment process.
  • Drug Screen: The drug screen tests for illegal and controlled substances. 
  • Marijuana: The drug screen includes testing for marijuana, which is prohibited for use by students, regardless of prescription or legal status within the State of Michigan.
  • Results: Emergent Health Partners will review the results of background checks and drug screenings. Any flags will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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 HVA Center for EMS Education licensure course:

  • 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