Registration Form      Announcement

Class Dates: August 27, 2018 – January 24, 2019  

         Classes are held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 10 PM,

         Saturday classes: September 4, October 20, & December 1

         CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) – September 22 from 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

         No class on Thursday, November 22, 2018 - Thanksgiving

          No class Christmas Break: Monday, December 24, 2018

                                                             Thursday, December 27, 2018

                                                        Monday, December 31, 2018

                                                        Thursday, January 03, 2019

Location: Howland Fire Department – Station 30

               169 Niles-Cortland Rd. NE, Warren

Cost:  $1,050.00 Registration Fee Includes CPR class, class shirt, books, materials & online learning management system

Cash, checks or money orders are accepted. (Payable to the Howland Training Center)

Additional Costs: BCI Background Check – To be completed on own

Class size: Limited to the first 26 eligible people that pay the class fee in full by the August 13th registration deadline.


             Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) check paid for by the candidate at choice of location. Due before the start of class.

              Students may enter the program if they are at least 17 years old and in their final year of high school. All students are required to take an entry level placement test prior to being accepted into the program. This test will cover reading, mathematical computation, language, and spelling.

              The placement test will be offered on the followings dates:

                                 Monday, July 16 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Thursday, July 19 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Tuesday, July 24 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Wednesday, August 8 between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM

                                 Saturday, August 11 at 9 AM ONLY

               If you can’t make the dates and times listed above, please contact the training center and we will try to accommodate your schedule.

               The test is given at the Howland Fire Department at 169 Niles Cortland Rd NE (near the intersection of Route 46 and E. Market). Park in the rear of the building and enter through the glass door #2 located under the awing. You will need to allow 1-1/2 hours to take the test. Please check the date that you are taking the pretest on your registration form and return. You may come in anytime between the hours shown above. The test on Saturday is only offered at 9 AM. There is no fee to take the test. Students are permitted to take the test twice.

NIMS:  (National Incident Management System) Effective September 30, 2006, all EMS personnel must have NIMS courses IS-100.b and IS-700.a as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to Homeland Security Directives HSPD-5 and HSPD-8. Students are responsible for obtaining both courses on-line at

There is no cost to take the courses. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you when you successfully complete each course. You must submit copies of your Certificates of Completions for both courses by the required dates shown on your class syllabus.

If you like, you may take these on-line courses prior to the start of class. If you have questions on how to take these courses, more information will be provided by your instructor when the class starts.

CPR: All students will be required to take a CPR (BLS – Healthcare Provider) course. The cost of this class is included in your registration fee. If you do not attend our class, you will be responsible for taking the course elsewhere and for the cost of the course. The class will be held on a Saturday, September 22 from 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

Refund Policy:

100% - Withdrawal one (1) week prior to the start of class

50% - Approved withdrawal through the second week of class

0% - Withdrawal after the second week of class

It may take up to 90 days for any refunds

No refund on books once they are used.

National Registry Test Date: Students who successfully complete the course, meet attendance requirements and demonstrate practical skill competency will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. The National Registry exam is only offered at Pearson Vue testing centers. The closest testing sites are in Beachwood (Cleveland area) and Bath (Akron area). The National Registry exam fee is $80.00 for each attempt. You will have 3 attempts to successfully pass the National Registry exam. This fee is payable directly to the National Registry and is not part of your registration fee.

Registration Deadline: August 13, 2018

Payment in full is due when you have passed the placement test making you eligible to take the course. Students are encouraged to submit their registration form and schedule their pretest as soon as possible.

Acceptance to the program will be determined by the placement test and receipt of payment or purchase order. Once payment is made you will be notified when you can pick up your textbook and workbook for the class.

Make checks or money orders payable in full to the Howland Training Center. Purchase orders will only be accepted from Fire Departments.

If you have any questions, please call Howland Training Center at 330-856-5022, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM.