EMS Continuing Education Program

Card fees

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) eCard - $4.50
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) eCard - $7.25
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Experience Provider (ACLS-EP) eCard - $7.25
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) eCard - $7.25


Standard uniforms are required when completing clinicals, along with certain EMS courses. Uniforms include at a minimum, a designated EMS Clinical shirt (Polo/T-shirt), navy blue / black EMS type pants, belt and safety toe black shoes/boots.

Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance

Each student must be covered by Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance prior to scheduling and completing any Clinical or Field Experience opportunity. This insurance must be purchased from Johnston Community College. Coverage in an amount of not less than $2 Million per occurrence and $5 Million annual aggregate is required. The intern can purchase additional coverage from an outside vendor but not in lieu of this insurance.


Textbooks and other items are an additional expense for which the student should plan to purchase. The cost of textbooks varies with the course of study, but the average cost is usually between $60 to $500 per student depending on the course. A detail list of the required textbooks can be obtained during course orientation for each certification level.

Criminal Background/Drug Screen/Physical Examination

Johnston Community College has partnered with Viewpoint Screening to provide all background checks, drug screenings and health portal tracking of the clinical requirements. Each student must complete these requirements prior to the course deadline to be eligible to enter into the clinical education phase.  Detail information on how to create your account will be given during the course orientation. The cost is approximately $122.00 and will establish a profile for the student that will be viewed by clinical site affiliates to determine site acceptance eligibility.   


All immunizations as outlined in the Clinical Manual are required prior to starting clinicals. Students are responsible for uploading all data into viewpoint Screening once your profile has been established. Immunization records can be obtained from school transcripts and/or county health records. Any shots or boosters required will be at the expense of the student.


Kenneth "Mark" Holloman 
Department Chair/Program Director of EMS
Public Safety Building, J1150
919-464-2364 (Office) - 919-524-4254 (Cell/Text)

Devin Creech
Administrative Assistant to Associate VP of Public Safety
Public Safety Building, J1010
919-464-2369 (Office)

General questions can be sent to any EMS Faculty member at jccemsfaculty@johnstoncc.edu