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Fort Sam Houston ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

Fort Sam Houston is located in San Antonio, TX, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 29 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being EMT Certification, BLS Certification, and AED Certification. Time to complete this education training ranges from 6 hours to 8 months depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 3 months. The cost to attend Fort Sam Houston ranges from $70 to $40,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $1,200. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "My company paid for my training".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending Fort Sam Houston are "Hands-on training" and "Good teachers", but respondents also mentioned "Good career preparation" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. Fort Sam Houston has been reviewed 66 times, with an average rating of 4.30 out of 5. About 89% of reviewers would recommend Fort Sam Houston to a friend.

School Information

6 hours - 8 months


  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians: $4,500 - $40,000
  • EMT Certification: $1,000 - $3,000
  • Registered Nurse (RN): $100
  • AED Certification: $100
  • BLS Certification: $70 - $100
  • Health Service Management Certificate: $25,000
  • Fellow American College of Helathcare Executives: $375
  • Pharmacy Technician certificate: $120
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certificate: $1,200
  • Pre Hospital Life Trauma Life Support Certificate: $1,200
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate: $1,000
  • Nationally Registered EMT: $1,500
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (USAF) Certificate: $90,000

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Hands-on training Mentioned in 54 reviews
Good teachers Mentioned in 48 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 33 reviews

Recent reviews



Good teachers, Helpful career services, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Other comments

Outpatient Clinic Diligently aided 16 medical providers with triage, diagnosis and high-quality treatment to over 35,000 Tricare Beneficiaries annually over a 3-year period with zero complications. Competently performed duties such as; visual/hearing tests, vital signs, EKG, catheters, IV therapy, phlebotomy, injections, breathing treatments, educating patients, cryogen wart removal, suturing, ingrown toenail removal, ear irrigation, assisting in pap smears and acquiring specimens/cultures. Presented daily patient safety goals to clinic staff during daily meetings which decreased Patient Safety Reports by 10%. Contributed to Naval Health Clinic Cherry Points recertification goal by gathering and reviewing vulnerable patient populations in accordance with the National Committee for Quality. Received more than 100 letters of appreciation and awards from both patients and clinic staff for outstanding patient care and bedside manner. Mental Health Clinic Efficiently scheduled and documented 2,301 routine, acute and initial mental health encounters for 8 providers while compiling and categorizing 7,308 self-reports in support of 7,632 which enhanced the patients experience over a 1-year period. Trained clinic staff for over 50 hours on the integration of the Behavioral Health Data Portal Health System and maintained more than 50 staff training records in compliance with The Joint Commision. Created a standard operating procedure which improved the efficiency and quality of care delivered from our health care team. Developed new ‘Plan of Care’ pamphlets that improved communication between the patient and our health care team and increased access to care by decreasing no-show rates by 50%. Ambulatory Procedure Unit Instructed more than 1,350 patients in preoperative and postoperative care and took the initiative of learning the regulations, equipment and tasks required of a central sterile processing technician during a manning shortfall



Good teachers, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Hands-on training


You have to join the Army to get it.

Other comments

With this being a military based classroom environment, it was well disciplined. Knowledgeable instructors as well as good hands on training. This made it easy to get a feel of what you were actually getting into.

EMT Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their EMT Certification?

2,882 people answered

“The amount of paper work and reports that need to be done.”

Sept. 30, 2019

“I wish I would have known how fulfilling it is to be able to help people in this way, I would have done this training much sooner.”

Sept. 30, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their EMT Certification?

3,140 people answered

“Take the time to read all materials and stay up with the class.”

Sept. 30, 2019

“You have to study hard and be focused. The test is hard but if you know your skills and protocol you’ll do fine.”

Sept. 30, 2019

BLS Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their BLS Certification?

11,736 people answered

“I wish i had more experience before starting in Coding.”

Sept. 30, 2019

“How much Basic Life Support really used.”

Sept. 30, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their BLS Certification?

14,430 people answered

“the information learned is useful outside of employment”

Sept. 30, 2019

“You can do and become successful with dedication and moving forward.”

Sept. 30, 2019
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