To become an Emergency Medical Technician you must attend an accredited educational institution. The Dekalb College has an excellent EMS program that many EMT students would benefit. Please be sure to check the entrance exam components. The more you bring to the table the better your chance of being accepted. Should you be in law enforcement or a Fire Fighter, you will certainly get accepted sooner than someone that has no training with the general public. If you have a Military background, this will provide you with an additional 10 points for acceptance to the course over someone who does not have any experience.