The EMT program was experiencing an issue with students not coming to class prepared and they were not completing their reading assignments prior to coming to class. Instructors noticed that students were not as engaged and lacked the ability to create an open dialogue during classroom discussions. The solution the instructor group came up with was to change the instructional strategy and require a “passport system.” Essentially, the passport is the ticket in the door. The student must have a passing score on a quiz covering the reading assignment prior to coming to class. Students were not permitted in the classroom until the assignment was completed, so they were sent to the computer commons to complete the assignment. This is the second cohort using this strategy and compliance had improved. The students are coming to class having read the assigned chapters and the instructors are reporting a sense that the students are better prepared for class. We noted a 30% increase on first time pass rate on the National Certification examination for the cohorts that we used the passport strategy with.