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At Respond Right EMS Academy (RREMSA),  EMS education is in our blood, it’s what we do! Owned and operated by firefighters and paramedics, Respond Right EMS Academy exists to raise the bar in EMS education and exceed entry level standards. As the first dedicated EMS Academy of it's kind in the St. Louis & St. Charles area, we are often copied but never duplicated. We strive to provide excellence in education and inspire our students through creative teaching methods and a realistic, professional learning environment. Our programs include: EMT and Paramedic, intitial and continuing education.  Other course offerings include:  A&P for Emergency Care & PHTLS.

Respond Right is also an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center, providing both instructor and provider courses in BLS, ACLS, PALS and Heartsaver.




The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
• Video-based course with real world scenarios

Course Content

• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an
  effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants


The BLS Instructor Course is a program designed to prepare American Heart Association (AHA) instructors to disseminate the science, skills, and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in AHA courses. Upon successful completion of this course, Instructors will be able to instruct all AHA BLS courses: Healthcare Provider CPR, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Family & Friends CPR, CPR in Schools, First Aid, & Pediatric First Aid.

Prerequisites for BLS Instructor Course

  1. Current valid AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card 
  2. The AHA Instructor Essentials Course completion certificate
  3. Completed Instructor Candidate Application

Students will be required to complete an online AHA Instructor Essentials Course prior to the start of class.

Purchase Your Materials

  1. AHA Instructor Essentials Course.
    1. You will need to go to this website:
    2. Pay, enroll, complete, and print the certificate for the AHA BLS Instructor Essentials course.  Email to when completed.

Course Fee $332.93


  1. All materials required during the Instructor Course (teaching DVDs are not included)
  2. Opportunity to complete your monitored class after completion of the Instructor Course
  3. AHA BLS Instructor eManual.  
  4. AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED Instructor eManual.   

To Successfully Complete your Instructor Status:

Students must successfully complete the classroom portion of the course AND be monitored while teaching a CPR class before an Instructor card will be issued.

American Disabilities Act

Respond Right EMS Academy will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically challenged attendees who require special services. Please attach a written description of needs to the application when registering for the course.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

A $25 fee will be charged for all refunds. A refund will not be available if cancellation occurs within five (5) days of the program. After registered, a transfer fee of $25 applies to any course date changes. Respond Right EMS Academy reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment does not meet minimum registration requirements.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

If these dates do not meet your needs, or you need to arrange a special class date please contact us. We are able to schedule a personalized class for a group of 6 or more of your group.

EMT Course

The course will cover patient assessment, patient care, use of equipment, medical conditions, traumatic injuries, and the emergency medical system. Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to sit for the Missouri practical and the National Registry written exam.  See below for a complete description of the profession.

Registration Fee: $150 (Non- transferrable, Non-refundable)

Tuition:  $1700

Tuition Breakdown

Amount due with application: $850 ($400 non-refundable, non-transferable)

Amount due 10 days before class: $850


  • Professional Liability Insurance (while enrolled)
  • Lab & Technology
  • Clinical & Test Prep
  • Cadaver Lab
  • Polo Shirt
  • Parking Pass
  • Patient Assessment Kit

Supplies:  Book package and EMS Testing are not included in the tuition – $365

Step 1 – Register into the EMT Course

  • Register and Pay $150 (this holds your seat in the class, it is non-refundable and non-transferable.)

Step 2 – Program Acceptance

  • Download and complete 2018 EMT Application Final
    • Pay first half of tuition - $850 (($400 non-refundable, non-transferable)
  • Complete Drug Screening
    • Visit “Any Lab Test Now” and complete the 10-panel drug screen.
  • Complete Missouri Background Check

Step 3 - Complete Student Checklist / Program Acceptance

  • AHA BLS Certification
  • One (1) letter of recommendation.
  • Copy of Social Security card.
  • Copy of Driver’s License, you must be 18 years of age.
  • Copy High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of current health insurance card.
  • Documentation of a physical exam performed by a MD, DO or NP within the last 12 months.
  • Documentation of Vaccination Records:
    • MMR or Antibody Titer Test
    • T-Dap
    • Flu shot (within season)
    • Hepatitis B
  • Documentation of negative PPD test within the last 6 months.
  • Receive letter of acceptance
    • Pay remaining tuition balance of $850.  (Must be paid in full 10 business days before the start of class)

Admissions Policies

Equal Opportunity 

Respond Right EMS Academy offers equal access and opportunities in employment, admissions and educational services. RREMSA will not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, marital status, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation or disability status in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students.  Complete policies on Americans with Disabilities, discrimination and harassment can be found in the Program Manual.  If you have a question or concern, please contact Donna Weiss at 636-387-6200.

These admission requirements may change, and students are encouraged to consult with administration when they apply to confirm the current requirements.

Advanced Placement / Prior Learning Experience

This program does not offer advanced placement or credit for prior learning experience.

Transfer of Credits to St. Charles Community College

The Respond Right EMS Academy / St. Charles Community College Consortium will accept transfer of credits under these conditions for the Paramedic Course:

  • Missouri, and/or NREMT licensed EMTs may receive credit for RREMSA’s EMT course work.
  • RREMSA will review and possibly accept the transfer of anatomy and physiology courses if the student can provide the official transcript from an accredited college or university with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Experiential Learning

Students with medical training, including nursing, military medical training, etc. are not given advanced placement in the EMS Program.

EMT Basic Program Tuition

Payment Plans Available - Inquire Within

Total Cost……..…………. $1,850.00 

  1. Registration: $150 (non-refundable and non-transferable)
  2. Due with Application: $850 ($400 non-refundable and non-transferable)
  3. Due 10 days before start of class: $850


  1. Lab and Tech Fees
  2. Uniform Polo Shirt
  3. Parking Sticker
  4. Patient Assessment Kit
  5. Professional Liability Insurance (while enrolled)
  6. Cadaver lab

Total Cost……..…………. $ 10,325.00 
Includes Entrance Exam, Course Fees, Registration and Tuition for Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care and Paramedic Program (18 credits)


Registration:  $175.00
Due upon acceptance into Paramedic Program:  $5,000
Due 10 days before the start of class:  $5,150

Payment Plans Available.

Inquire within.


*Textbook bundle is not included.  Estimated cost is $1100

Note -$400 of your total cost is non-refundable and non-transferable.


EMT, Paramedic, Continuing Education, Basic Life Support (BLS) Providers, Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS), Heartsaver CPR/First Aid/CPR, Heartcode BLS, Heartcode ACLS, Heartcode PALS .