Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need prior experience or medical knowledge to become an EMT?

Not at all. In fact we have had many students that had no experience or medical knowledge that have gone on to become EMT’s and even progressed to become Paramedics. Our instructors are very experienced and helpful, so should you decide to become an EMT, your education is in safe hands with Pelham. If you are still unsure, please reach out to us and we can answer any questions you may have.

Is working on an ambulance the only option of employment for EMT’s?

Absolutely not. That said, during the EMT Program, you will work on an ambulance service to gain valuable experience. Once you have successfully completed the EMT Program, you do not necessarily have to work in an ambulance service. Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers can add an EMT certification to complement their existing skill-sets.
Some other examples of professions can also benefit from having an EMT certification, are:

  • Security Guard
  • Teacher
  • Cabin Crew
  • TSA Agent


Being an EMT can complement your current skill-sets or be a stepping stone to becoming a Paramedic. Some other careers you can pursue are:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Lifeguard
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Combat Medic

This of course is not a complete list, in fact, any profession can really benefit from having an EMT certification especially a profession that involves being around people.

Will I be certified as an EMT after your course?

Yes. Up on completion of the course students take the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam at our facility. The NREMT cognitive exams are taken at Pearson Vue facilities located across the US. Students who take and pass both the NREMT exams will be Indiana State and National Registry certified. 

Will my EMT certification transfer to another state?

Yes. The student that lives outside of Indiana will need to contact their home state EMS Agency and ask them what their Reciprocity steps are. Letting them know you just completed and passed an Indiana EMT course and have both Indiana and National certifications. The agency will then advise the student on the proper steps.
A vast majority of our students come from all across the US.

Do you offer financial aid?

Although we do not offer financial aid, we may be able to assist you in some way so please reach out to us to discuss your needs.
We do accept the GI Bill and if you need more information on this, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.. 

What does PSID mean and what is it for?

PSID stands for ‘Public Safety Identification’ and it is used by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS)┬áto identify public safety personnel for training and certifications. More information can be found HERE
You can apply for a PSID HERE

What does NREMT mean?

NREMT stands or ‘National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ and more information can be found HERE

What does PATT stand for?

PATT stands for: Psychomotor Authorization To Test. A PATT will always be the letter P followed by 8 digits, this is acquired through your NREMT account and has to be approved by your training facility.
If you do not have a PATT you can contact us on 812 381 9001 or email emscourses@pelhamtraining.com and we will be happy to help you.

Need help to find the right course?

We can help you find the right course that will suit your needs. We can even cater for your needs by creating a custom course for you. Go to our Custom Courses page HERE and fill out the form and let us know what you require and if we can see if we can help you.

Can I request my transcript from Pelham?

Yes, students that have successfully completed the Paramedic Program can submit a Transcript request HERE
Classes prior to 2019 may be asked to submit their Course Completion Certificate which you can do HERE
Please note that unfortunately Pelham will not be able to send transcripts electronically (fax/email)