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Central KY Paramedic Training Program

paramedic training program

The Central Kentucky Paramedic Training Program is a partnership between Emergency Medical Training Professionals and Asbury University.  This partnership has been formed to give paramedic students the best possible medical education.  Paramedic students are strongly encouraged to simultaneously enroll at Asbury University in order to receive 24 college credit hours for this program

Course Description

This course is designed to train persons for the occupation of Paramedic. The Central Kentucky Paramedic Training Program has three components: classroom instruction/skills labs, clinical rotation/field time and Capstone Internship. At CKPP, we hold our student to a higher standard than the Kentucky Board of EMS (KBEMS) and the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) which may require our students to complete more hours and requirements in each of these categories than put forth by both of those entities. This ensures a higher first-time pass rate on certification exams as well as helps to ensure superior emergency care to patients.

This course requires a considerable amount of time be put into it by the student. This a demanding course which will require you to master large quantities of technical information and clinical skills in a relatively short period of time. We have developed a very specialized training team as we strive to have every educator be the “best of the best”. With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of emergency medical services, we know that our faculty will provide you with a unique and valuable education experience that will lay the foundation towards a reliable career that is always in demand.


To prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Responder.

Instructional Philosophy

Learning is self-motivated active process, which is goal-directed, and the responsibility of the individual. This program is divided into

learning units and each student must demonstrate proficiency in all units through punctuality, regular attendance, test scores, and cooperation with instructors and fellow students.  We incorporate simulated patients to provide realistic learning opportunities for students. We understand that students going through this course have the added knowledge and experience since many already work in the field as an EMT. We practice our skills not only in the classroom but outdoors and in replicated situations to get practical experience. This fun and unique approach helps our program have one of the highest success rates for students!

Admission Requirements

  • Kentucky or NREMT Certified EMT
  • Current AHA “BLS for Healthcare Provider” Certification
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • At least 18 years old
  • Active Driver’s License
  • Two-step TB skin test
  • Immunization records
  • No felony convictions
  • COVID  2 series vaccination

Admissions Process

  • Phase One: Submission of Application, Driver’s License, CPR Certification, EMT certification, Proof of High School Education, and $35 non-refundable application fee.
  • Phase Two: Knowledge Assessment and Interviews.  Up to twenty students per class will be accepted into the program.
  • Phase Three: Submission of remaining required documents and completion of payment agreement.

Schedule for paramedic training program

Weekday Program (Meets from 0900-1700 on a rotating 24/48 type schedule for approximately 9 months)

our emergency medical education class schedule


EMT Bootcamp Classes

Monday through Friday; 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m
Begins: 7/1/24




EMT Monday & Wednesday Night Classes

5:30p.m. – 10:00p.m
Begins: 9/7/24

EMT Online Class

Begins: 7/27/2024

Lab dates: 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2


EMT Refresher

Begins: TBA

This class meets: Saturday and Sunday; 8:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Must attend both days for full credit.

*24 hour refresher $200 (must pre-pay)

EMT Saturday Classes

8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m
Begins: 8/31/24



EMT Tuesday & Thursday Night Classes

6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m
Begins: 6/18/2024




Critical Care Paramedic

Begins: 8/2/2024 (Lab days 8/30/2024 & 9/27/2024)

8/2/2024:  Orientation

8/30/2024:  Lab Day 1

9/27/2024:  Lab Day 2


Begins: 9/2024

This class meets weekdays 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. based on a 24/48 rotating schedule (Every 3rd day excluding the weekends).



The Central Kentucky Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350

Students will also need the following:

Note: Students are provided the latest list upon acceptance into the program. This information changes regularly.

  • Paramedic Care Principles and Practice 5th edition (Pearson book) with Mylab access (students will be provided a purchase link upon acceptance into the program)
  • EMS Testing and Platinum Planner (online purchase made the first day of class) $97.50 and  $85
  • AHA ACLS — online access and book code is $144. Book– $40 to $45 depending on vendor
  • AHA PALS — online and book code is $144   Book- $50 to $55 depending on vendor
  • PHTLS — $125 for book (purchased near the end of class)
  • AMLS — $120 for book (purchased near the end of class)
  • Castelbranch Pro Advantage Tracker — $4


Central Kentucky Paramedic Program statistics

National Registry Cognitive Exam Pass Rate

# of Graduates342421102227
# of grads attempting211917102227
# passing - 1st attempt 19141291619
# passing subsequent attempts 1214924
Total Passing to Date20161491823

NR Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate

# of Graduates201617102227
# of grads attempting20161772227
# passing - 1st attempt 20161262123
# passing subsequent attempts 0014110
Total Passing to Date20161472223


Total Students Enrolled 342421162529
# of students dropped out (attrition)654632
% attrition18%20.8%19%37.5%12%7%
% retention82%79.2%81%62.5%88%93%

Positive Placement

# of Graduates201917102223
# of Graduates Employed in Relevant Field18161482223
# of grads continuing education or serving in military, but NOT employed010100

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