Emergency Medical Services


Arkansas State University-Beebe offers both Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic Level Training on the Searcy campus through the Emergency Medical Services Program. The coursework for this program prepares students to challenge the National Licensure Exam and begin a career in the field of EMS. Career opportunities available to EMS professionals include, but are not limited to, ambulance services, hospital emergency departments, urgent care and family practice clinics.   

Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified EMS providers. This shortage allows graduates of ASU-Beebe's EMS program numerous job opportunities not only throughout Arkansas, but throughout the country as well.     

Classes are offered during the week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) at night. ASU-Beebe offers the only 10-month, night-time paramedic course in the state. EMT classes are offered each Fall (August) and Spring (January) and last one semester. Paramedic cohorts begin in June of each year and are completed in July of the following year.


Paramedic Program Application                                                                        EMT Program Application   

For more information, call 501.207.6242, or email jcallen@asub.edu.

Scholarships and grants are available for qualified students. For more information, contact the ASU-Beebe Office of Financial Aid at 501.882.8845. Please view Emergency Medical Services enrollment requirements for more information.

Approximate Cost of the EMT Program

Current Tuition and Fees

  • Stethoscope $25 - $125
  • Pen Light $5       
  • EMS Shears $10             
  • ASUB Uniform Shirt $45           
  • EMS Pants $25 - $50                                         
  • Malpractice Insurance $25                  
  • Background Check $22 - $45
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  • State of Arkansas  $22                             
  • National Registry Exam Fee  $100
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 Approximate Cost of the Paramedic Program

  • Stethoscope $25 - $125
  • Pen Light $5
  • EMS Shears $10
  • ASUB Uniform Shirt $45
  • EMS Pants $25 - $50
  • Malpractice Insurance $25
  • Background Check $22 - $45
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  • State of Arkansas $22
  • National Registry Exam Fee $125
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Admission Requirements for EMS Programs

  • You must have applied to the University and received a letter of acceptance
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  •  Reading 78
  • Sentence Skills 83
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  • Current TB skin test                            
  • Current Immunizations
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  • Current Arkansas EMT License                                                      
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The Arkansas State University-Beebe Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

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Rowlett TX 75088 
(214) 703.8445
FAX (214) 703.8992


Paramedic Program Pass Rates

Graduates Passing the NREMT Written Exam - 80.65 %

Graduates Passing the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam - 100 %

Retention Rate for the Past Three Years - 68.89 %

Graduates Now Working as Paramedics - 90.32 %

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Justin Allen, BPS, NRP-I

Program Manager

Timothy Duncan, NRP

EMT Instructor

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