Remote Emergency Medical Technician

   The REMT course is designed for individuals requiring an EMT certification for work in remote and austere locations worldwide. Past students have been from the security, energy, international guides and academic industries. If you work or spend time in austere environments where access to medical care is often delayed and communication is unreliable, this six-day course is for you! The REMT and WFR are the industry standard for mountain leaders, professional guides, close protection team leaders, expeditions, and search and rescue team members.

Certifications: Remote EMT, ITLS, BLS and Wilderness First Responder.

   The REMT course provides medical skills and didactic learning for those looking to work in austere, remote and resource poor environments. 

   Graduates of this programme can register with the Malta Registry of Paramedics as an EMT. More information can be found on the Registry website.

   Graduates are invited to continue on with their medical training and start the Higher Diploma of Remote Practice Paramedic.

Wilderness First Responder

The REMT curriculum exceeds the requirements for the Wilderness First Responder as well as the Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals. Delegates requiring the WFR or WUMP certification can request either certificate in addition to the Remote EMT. There is a fee for these additional certs. 

International Trauma Life Support

The REMT curriculum includes the ITLS Basic course. This is the military version which follows the same cABC patient assessment taught on the REMT course. 

IBSC Tactical Responder

REMT graduates are allowed to sit the board certified Tactical Responder (TR-C) exam. The TR-C shows competency in casualty assessment, stabilisation, and evacuation in hostile and austere environments and a support to the paramedic role, as well as thorough familiarity with tactical principles, triage, and operational medicine. TR-C candidates are operators functioning within a team and commonly have a primary role as a security team member with a secondary medic role. 

Online training

The REMT starts with forty hours of online Moodle based content. All lessons must be completed and the patient scenarios submitted to our tutors prior to taking the online final exam. All delegates must pass the final online exam at 80% or higher. 

Classroom training

Once you have completed and passed the online training, you come to Malta for six days of extensive classroom experience. Most of the week is hands on with some lectures that will review the important topics learned during the online training.

Clinical training

In order to earn your Remote EMT qualification, you must have 24 hours of hands on clinical experience. We can offer that in Malta following your class. Or you can choose to arrange something closer to home as long as you have prior approval from the Faculty.

REMT Course Content

  • 40 hours of online content
  • Basic Life Support for healthcare providers
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Patient assessment using CABC
  • Catastrophic haemorrhage and tourniquets
  • Airway management including supraglottics
  • Breathing emergencies
  • Needle decompression and chest seals
  • Circulation emergencies
  • Shock, burns and crush injuries
  • Disability emergencies
  • Traction splints and pelvic binders
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Vital signs including BP and SPO2
  • ACLS for EMTs
  • Prolonged Field Care
  • Improvised medicine
  • Altitude emergencies
  • Intro to tropical medicine
  • Pharmacology and drugs management
  • Patient packaging and litters
  • Top 20 ailments seen in remote clinics
  • Extended live casualty scenario with hands on prolonged field care 

Live Casualty Simulations

The REMT course includes hands on experience with live casualty scenarios with special effects makeup. 

Prolonged Field Care

The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine incorporates PFC scenarios during this course. Delegates will be required to assess, manage and monitor their casualties for extended periods of time under resource poor environments.

REMT Course Details

Duration: 6 days

Cost: €850

Not including accommodation

18 - 23 November, 2019

Course is Full. 

Waiting list has been started.

Location: Malta


 ​9 - 14 November, 2020


The Remote EMT is accredited for 5 ECTS college credits and transferable worldwide.

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All of our instructors are currently working as healthcare professionals. We have former Special Forces medics, Navy SEAL medics, Special Air Service medics as well as medical doctors with military and expedition experience.

We are passionate about training.​