Last Updated: October 12, 2023
Impact EMS Training has EMS Certification approval by the Idaho EMS and is registered as a Proprietary School with the office of the Idaho State Board of Education.
Impact EMS Training is organizationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE is the recognized accrediting body for EMS continuing education.
CURRICULUM & POLICY CHANGES
Impact EMS Training reserves the right to change internal academic and administrative policies at any time, schedules, tuition and fees, student rules, regulations, and requirements at any time and without notice. In keeping with the philosophy of maintaining up-to-date program content, the school reserves the right to modify or change course content and/or the structure of course curricula at any time.
Students who successfully complete a course of study will be awarded a certificate of completion verifying the fact.
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog and make an appointment with school personnel to discuss personal and educational plans prior to enrolling or signing the enrollment agreement.
Impact EMS Training offers the following financing options:
Impact EMS Training does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, veteran or military status or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability in admission to its programs, services, employment practices, treatment of individuals or any aspect of their operations. This does not guarantee that a student can successfully complete the program or be eligible to sit for State or National exams.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Impact EMS Training is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and education for individuals with disabilities. Information pertaining to an applicant’s disability is voluntary and confidential and will be made on an individual basis. If this information is presented, Impact EMS Training will reasonably attempt to provide an accommodation to overcome the effects of the limitation of the qualified applicant. All inquiries about accommodations should be made to the admissions administrator upon registration of the program; some programs require medical documentation because of the rigors of the curriculum.
Students should review the Technical Standards Policy to better understand an EMS provider’s required physical, emotional, and cognitive requirements.
Admission is open to all individuals with a high school diploma or GED. A home school diploma/certificate will be accepted. The required age for admission consideration is eighteen (18) years and older. The school does reserve the right to deny admission to applicants who are deemed to not have the minimum academic ability to successfully complete course requirements.
Admission Procedures – EMR, EMT & AEMT Initial Certification Programs
Prospective students are advised to contact school admissions staff prior to enrollment. EFT recommends prospective students visit the school’s website to learn more about the program curriculums and learning experience.
Good to Know Information
Conditions that may adversely impact a student’s ability to:
ABILITY TO BENEFIT
Impact EMS Training does not currently accept ‘Ability to Benefit’ students. Minimum enrollment requirements apply for all vocational and avocational programs.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSING
The vocational and avocational programs offered by Impact EMS Training meet or exceed the National Emergency Medical Services Standards to prepare the student to successfully complete the national psychomotor and cognitive examinations through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). These examinations are required by most States prior to the student gaining state certification and/or licensure. Students should research their local EMS website to understand their State certification and/or licensure requirements.
An Advanced Level Psychomotor examination is hosted by Impact EMS Training and is open to students who have completed the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program and have received a certificate of completion.
The Emergency Medical Technician program completes the mandatory psychomotor examinations throughout the EMS Academy Skills Week as required by the State of Idaho, and the results are reported to the NREMT as required.
The Computer Based Test (CBT) is a mandatory component of the national certification process. This examination is taken once the student has successfully completed his or her program and has received a certificate of completion. This examination is taken at a Pearson Vue Testing Center.
EMT & Fire Training, Inc. offers test prep materials for any student with difficulty successfully passing the national CBT (cognitive) examination. If a student is required to complete remedial training for unsuccessful attempts at the psychomotor examination, an instructor will be assigned to the student to work one-on-one with the student.
Variance One – High School Diploma:
Impact EMS Training allows a variance for potential students who are 18 years of age but have not graduated from High School.
Potential students may start the Emergency Medical Technician Program or the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program prior to graduating High School but must be a graduate prior to applying for certification and/or licensure in their home state. Some states require the potential student and/or educational institution to request a variance at the state level for a person who does not meet the minimum requirements.
Variance Two – Lapsed Certification
One minimum requirement to apply for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course is a current State and/or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification/licensure. Impact EMS Training will accept a student into the AEMT course, contingent on his or her Criminal Background Check, and assist the student in getting his or her certification/license to active status while enrolled in the AEMT course.
The student will be required to complete the State and/or NREMT requirements to bring his or her certification/licensure to active status before being allowed to participate in EMS Academy Skills Week, Clinical Rotations, Field Internship, and the NREMT Psychomotor or Cognitive exams.
Impact EMS Training will provide an online Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher Course and offer the opportunity to complete the EMT Psychomotor Exam at our Training Center in Post Falls, ID, during a regular
scheduled EMS Academy Skills week, schedule is available on our website at impactems.com.
The student will be responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, and meals.
The student should check with his or her home State for the lapsed certification/licensure requirements.
NREMT requirements for lapsed certification:
CRIMINAL CONVICTION POLICY
This policy outlines the background check requirements and potential causes for denial of course enrollment due to prior criminal conviction.
Impact EMS Training has adopted a Criminal Conviction Policy for two primary purposes. The first purpose is to safeguard the public from individuals who, in practice as an EMS student, might pose a danger to the public. The second purpose is to protect the student from taking a course if they are not eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT (NREMT) exams due to an existing conviction problem. As such, Impact EMS will work with individual students to identify if their prior convictions will place them in the position of not being eligible to test with the NREMT. Students who are not eligible to test with the NREMT will not be eligible to enroll in Impact EMS courses.
Impact EMS may deny an applicant eligibility to enroll in a course based on an applicant’s felony criminal convictions and all other criminal convictions (whether felony or misdemeanor) relating to crimes involving physical assault, use of a dangerous weapon, sexual abuse or assault, abuse of children, the elderly or infirm and crimes against property, including robbery, burglary and felony theft. All applicants must disclose any criminal conviction as required on the application.
This policy applies to an applicant’s plea of nolo contendere, a guilty plea or plea agreement, and a conviction after trial. Applicants are not required to disclose any criminal conviction that has been expunged from the public record or a deferred adjudication that did not result in the entry of a conviction judgment.
Failure to disclose a covered criminal conviction or withhold any material information regarding such conviction shall be an independent basis for denial of the application.
All students must sign an enrollment agreement when they pay for their tuition. This is a legal contract between you and the school. It contains important refund dates, so please read it carefully.
Tardiness: Unexcused Tardiness is not allowed. An occurrence of unexcused tardiness will result in a conference between the student and the Lead Instructor or Clinical Coordinator. Should subsequent occurrences of tardiness occur, other disciplinary action may be taken. A student may be terminated from the program should the student accumulate two (2) occurrences of unexcused tardiness. The Lead Instructor or Clinical Coordinator will make the determination of whether or not an occurrence is excused or unexcused. Tardiness is defined as being ten (10) or more minutes late for class. Unexcused Tardiness after thirty (30) minutes will be classified as an absence. The Lead Instructor will determine on a case-by-case basis if a student can take any exam in which the student is tardy by more than ten minutes.
A student who is not meeting the attendance requirements will receive a Performance Improvement Plan. The purpose of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is to define serious areas of concern, and gaps in your performance, reiterate Impact EMS Training expectations, and allow you the opportunity to demonstrate improvement and commitment.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
Circumstances may arise that may make it difficult for you to continue or complete your course.
Reason(s) for a Leave could include but are not limited to the following:
If you feel your circumstance will prevent your successful completion, we urge you to seek a leave from your class. Leaves allow you to take consecutive class days off without penalty for the absences. If you have missed no more than two (2) weeks, you may re-enter your program at its current point. You will need to complete all assignments to the point you should be on your schedule within the number of days of your leave (if your leave was four (4) days, you will have four (4) days to complete the assignments). If you have missed more than two (2) weeks, you must withdraw from the course and begin a new course. Refunds will follow the Refund Policy.
A Leave of Absence request must be submitted in writing (via email, fax, or personal delivery letter) to the business office prior to the requested leave.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax – 877-389-8040
Mailing address – 209 Shady Pines Loop, Priest River, ID 83856
The Program Director and Course Coordinator will review and determine approval or denial of the requested leave in consultation with the lead instructor and Impact EMS Training leadership team.
If you are requesting a medical leave of absence, you will be required to submit your initial written request for a medical leave of absence along with supporting documentation from a physician that states you cannot continue as a student at EFT due to your medical circumstances.
Any paid tuition will be applied to a new course registration within one (1) year of your leave of absence. Refunds will be provided per the Refund Policy. Any tuition still outstanding at the time of the leave of absence must be paid in full, and Impact EMS reserves the right to pursue collection of any outstanding tuition and fees.
If you are on academic or administrative probation, you may only seek medical leave (physician documentation required). You may elect to restart a future course within one (1) year of an approved Leave of Absence. All necessary documentation will be required.
STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT
Impact EMS Training expects students and staff to behave in an appropriate and professional manner at all times while at EFT campuses, clinical sites, and internship sites. Impact EMS has a zero-tolerance policy for abusive, profane, threatening, confrontational, or aggressive conduct by any student.
Deviation from any aforementioned Standards of Student Conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from any current or future Impact EMS Training programs.
STUDENT TERMINATION POLICY
Students may be terminated by the school for failure to abide by the attendance policy, disrupting class, academic dishonesty, gross misconduct, sexual harassment offense, or for representing the School in an unprofessional manner. Upon termination, the School will communicate with the student via certified mail the decision, an explanation, and the effective date. The School’s decision on termination is final.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY FOR THE E-LEARNING STUDENT
This policy applies to all student experiences involving a certificate of completion (e.g., CAPCE F3 Distributed Learning courses, CAPCE F5 Virtual Instructor Led Training courses, Advanced Cardiac Life Support).
Written or other work that students submit must be a product of their own efforts and be consistent with appropriate standards of professional ethics.
A breakdown of behaviors that constitute academic dishonesty is presented below. The definitions and clarifications are meant to provide additional information and examples of these behaviors. They are not intended to be all-inclusive. Questions regarding this policy or requests for additional clarification can be directed to the Director of Operations.
Academic dishonesty includes:
Cheating on Coursework and Examinations Definition: cheating is using or attempting to use materials, information, notes, study aids, or other assistance in any type of examination or evaluation which the instructor has not authorized.
UNIFORM & APPEARANCE POLICY
Each course syllabus stipulates a minimum passing percentage grade. Passing scores for standardized courses, such as ACLS and PHTLS, are established by their national parent organizations. Students must maintain the minimum passing grade required to be considered for making academic progress. On-time completion of online components is also factored into course grading. Requirements are continuously monitored throughout the course.
In addition to the minimum passing grade requirement, the student must successfully complete the assigned clock hours for clinical and field internship rotations to be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress. The competencies identified in the course syllabi and Student Handbook must also be met prior to graduation. These requirements will be continuously monitored throughout the course.
MAKE-UP WORK POLICY
Due to the design of the EMS programs, there is no opportunity to make up missed work. The didactic (online) component must be completed prior to attending the Impact EMS Academy Skills Week. The didactic (online) component is designed to allow the student to work at his or her own pace while completing the course within the maximum time frame allowed.
All students are required to make academic progress toward their educational goals. In order to ensure that students are both aware of their progress and are successfully completing their courses, students attending school during the “Warning” period are still deemed to be in Satisfactory Academic Progress. If the student has not met both the attendance and academic requirements at the end of the Warning Period, the student will be placed on probation.
If you fail to maintain at least an 80% course average on all coursework, you will be placed on academic probation. You will be required to have a counseling session with the Lead Instructor, Program Director, and/or Director of Operations to write an Educational Improvement Plan (PIP). While on academic probation, you must increase your class average to at least an 80% average, as outlined in your PIP. If you fail to increase your course average to at least 80% during the time period of the PIP, you will be withdrawn from your course. While on academic probation, you will continue all coursework; and participate in all related course activities and EMS Academy week.
You will be placed on administrative probation if you fail to meet clinical, field internship, financial, or other administrative requirements. You will be notified in writing (email) and placed on administrative probation starting the day following the notification. A counseling session will be scheduled with the Lead Instructor, Program Director, and/or Director of Operations to write an Educational Improvement Plan (PIP). Correction of the causative event will remove you from administrative probation while on administrative probation, you may not continue your course work, EMS Academy week, or participate in course-related activities. Absences accumulate while you are on administrative probation.
APPEAL PROCESS – ACADEMIC
The student may submit a written appeal of his/her dismissal within five calendar days of receipt of the dismissal notice. The appeal must be accompanied by documentation of the mitigating circumstances that have prevented the student from attaining satisfactory academic progress and evidence that changes have occurred to allow the student to meet satisfactory academic progress standards. Only extraordinary circumstances will be considered, such as death or severe illness in the immediate family. Before an appeal may be granted, a written academic plan must be provided to the student, clearly identifying a viable plan for the student to complete the program within the maximum timeframe allowed.
The Program Director will assess all appeals and determine whether the student may be permitted to continue in school on a warning status, despite not meeting the satisfactory progress requirements. The student will be sent the written decision (email) within ten days of the Institute’s receipt of the appeal. The decision of the Program Director is final.
Students reinstated upon appeal are on probationary status for the next evaluation period, during which time they must meet the terms and conditions set out in the Program Director’s letter granting the appeal. The student’s academic status will be reviewed at the end of the evaluation period and at the end of every evaluation period thereafter. The student may continue on probation as long as he or she meets the terms of the academic plan approved when the student’s appeal was granted until satisfactory academic progress status is regained.
APPEAL PROCESS – NON-ACADEMIC
This policy establishes a fair and equitable process for the resolution of a student complaint who has been dismissed for non-academic reasons.
CLINICAL & FIELD INTERNSHIP POLICY
For programs with clinical and/or field internship requirements, students must attend 100% of the required shifts. The School monitors attendance weekly. At the end of each shift, students must complete the required documentation in FisDap and submit all completed evaluations from the assigned preceptor. Students are expected to be punctual, dressed appropriately, and represent themselves and the School in the highest manner. The school directly supervises the clinical and field internship shifts via the clinical/field internship coordinator. Please see the Clinical and/or Field Internship Manuals for a complete description of the required activities.
Students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) programs are required to complete all of the requirements for program completion to be considered a graduate by the last day of class that will be listed on your schedule and in your Enrollment Agreement (Projected Date of Graduation).
Once you have successfully completed the program, Impact EMS Training will provide you with a certificate of completion and an official course transcript.
If you fail to meet all course requirements by the course completion date, you will be terminated from the course. See individual course descriptions for course completion requirements.
TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS
The transferability of credits earned at Impact EMS Training is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in the EFT EMS Education Programs is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the certificate you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework there. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending the Impact EMS Education Programs to determine if your certificate will transfer.
WITHDRAWAL & READMISSION POLICY
To withdraw from a course, a student should notify EMT & Fire Training, Inc. in writing (email is acceptable), signifying their intentions to withdraw. A student may withdraw from a course. Refund of tuition and/or fees is calculated on the last date of recorded attendance.
Application fees for the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) are $200.00 (nonrefundable).
Payment in full on or before the first day of class: tuition and fees are the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Acceptable payment methods for students paying tuition and fees in full on or before the first day of class include Cash, Check, Major credit cards, PayPal, eCheck, and money orders. Students should review the program’s tuition in the course catalog, at the Impact EMS Training website at www.impactems.com, or ask the Admissions Administrator for a list of tuition and fees.
EMT & Fire Training, Inc. currently offers payment plans for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) programs through TFC Tuition Financing. For plan terms, see “Payment Plans Policy.” The payment plan must be paid in full prior to attending Impact EMS Academy Skills Week. A credit check is not done on potential students wanting to utilize the payment plan. Delinquent accounts may result in suspension or termination from the program and may be submitted for collection with collection agencies.
Currently, this school does not offer any student loans. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will be responsible for repaying the full amount of the loan plus interest.
EMT & Fire Training, Inc. does not offer Federal Student Financial Aid.
THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
Permanent files are kept for all students. Students may access their grades at any time in the student portal. Certificates can be replaced if lost. A student can access transcripts and certificates of completion anytime after graduation through our LMS.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20U.S.C. § 1232gFor the; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable U.S. Department of Education program. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches 18 years of age.
Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the School. Schools are not required to provide copies of the records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies. Parents or eligible students have the right to request that the School correct records that they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the School decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the School still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
Generally, schools must have the student’s written permission to release any information from a student’s education record. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
Impact EMS Training does not disclose directory information on any student. Students, who have any questions or concerns or would like to review your School records, please submit an official request.
STUDENT RECORDS RETENTION POLICY
EMT & Fire Training, Inc. maintains student records for a five-year period. Students may access his or her transcripts and certificate of completion available any time after graduation. If a transcript or certificate of completion is lost, it can be replaced upon payment of a $3.50 fee.
Idaho Administrative Code IDAPA 16.01.05 – EMS – Education, Instructor, & Examination Requirements.
108.03 Records Retention. All documentation related to a course or program must be retained for a minimum of five (5) years in a retrievable format.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
The refund policy, in effect, requires the calculation to be performed on the requirements of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), and the calculation method more beneficial to the student will be used.
If a student withdraws or is expelled by the school after the start of the training program and before the completion of more than 50% of the program, the institution shall refund to the student a pro rata amount of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement, minus 10% of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement or $200, whichever is less.
If a student withdraws or is expelled by the school after completing more than 50% of the training program, the school is not required to refund the student any money and may charge the student the entire cost of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement.
Money paid for book and lab fees, due at the registration time, is not part of the tuition fee. If a student has started his or her training program, then books and online resources are not refundable. Lab fees are refundable until the student has begun the Lab Course.
If the school terminates the training program agreed upon in the enrollment agreement, the school shall refund to the student all the money the student has paid.
If a refund is owed, the school shall pay the refund to the person or entity who paid the tuition within 15 calendar days after (a) the date of cancellation by a student of his or her enrollment; (b) the date of termination by the school of the enrollment of a student; (c) last date of an authorized leave of absence if a student fails to return after the period of authorized absence; or (d) last day of attendance of a student, whichever is applicable.
A student’s attendance period must be measured from the first day of instruction as set forth in the enrollment agreement through the student’s last day of attendance, regardless of absences. The period of time for a training program is the period set forth in the enrollment agreement.
REFUND DUE DATES