January 16, 2024 | KNOXVILLE, TN

The Priority Ambulance Training Academy is proud to present an accelerated 10-week EMT class beginning on January 16, 2024. EMT Academy is open to position within Priority Ambulance’s East Tennessee locations for Cocke (911), Blount and Knox counties. 

Priority Ambulance is seeking driven, dedicated candidates interested in taking the first step to join the emergency medical services industry. Your EMT certification is the first step in a career in EMS or can be a stepping stone to careers in public safety and health care.

The class is presented in partnership with Roane State Community College’s continuing education department. Selected candidates will have their class costs completely paid for by Priority Ambulance with an employment commitment and the students will be full-time employees alternating between classroom hours and operating ambulances in the system.



40-hour weekly schedule
(includes 80 total clinical hours)

Classes begin January 16, 2024; class ends 10 weeks from start.


Classroom work & Clinical rides will be completed on interfacility and 9-1-1 ambulances:

Priority Ambulance
910 Callahan Drive, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37912

Daily transportation will be provided from Newport to Knoxville during classroom weeks.

how to appy

Step 1: Apply using the link below.

Step 2: A hiring manager will be in touch to schedule an interview and an aptitude test.

Step 3: Interviews & Aptitude Testing*

  • Priority Ambulance East Tennessee Headquarters
    901 Callahan Drive, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Interview Dates to Come

*Apply online and a hiring manager will follow up to confirm location and time.


Priority Ambulance will provide all training at no cost to the student, including:

  • Tuition and certification fees to be paid for by Priority Ambulance (National Registry, Tennessee)
  • Paid wages ($12/hr.) and full benefits package during training.
  • Offer available for a two-year employment commitment.
  • Upon passing exam, EMTs are ready to work on an ambulance making up to $30,000 a year with room to grow up to $45,000 with additional shift-friendly, sponsored paramedic certification.


  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a High School diploma or GED
  • Be 18 years of age (by the end of the class)


Our EMT Course follows the National Standard Curriculum as defined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians ( This course has been approved through the Tennessee State Office of EMS. Upon successful completion of our program, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to pass both the cognitive and psychomotor exams required by NREMT. All of your clinical 3rd rides will be completed on our 911-Advanced Life Support and BLS Ambulances in Franklin and Coffee counties. Being able to provide you real-life emergency experience is what sets our programs apart from others. You will be actively engaged and challenged to be a part of our team!

EMT-Basic Class Application