How This Course Applies
State of California EMTs
This course counts as the required 24 hours of EMS Continuing Education (CE) for current or expired (within the past 2 years) EMTs in California. This course is based upon the EMT Refresher topics as outlined in the National EMS Curriculum.
Also needed is a valid CPR certification and California EMT Skills Testing, which can be provided by any certified EMS-CE instructor in your area.
Other State Certified EMTs
Each State EMS Agency establishes it's own specific EMT certification requirements many of which simply utilize the certification process of the NREMT (see below for how this course applies to NREMTs).
Additionally, local EMS agencies, EMS Providers, and Medical Directors can establish higher standards and requirements. Please contact your EMS Agency for specific recertification requirements. State EMS Agencies Information
Note This course is not accepted for State recertification for Arizona or Nevada EMTs, but DOES APPLY to Arizona and Nevada EMTs looking for NREMT recertification as described below.
National Registry EMTs (NREMTs)
Currently Certified NREMTs
NREMT has recently updated their recertification requirements. Effective immediately, all Nationally Certified EMS personnel due to recertify in 2019, or after, are required to utilize the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP).
We are currently retooling this course in order to assist EMS personnel to meet these program requirements.
Please contact us if you wish to be notified when our new course is ready.
Aspiring or Expired NREMTs
This course DOES NOT apply for NREMTs who have an expired certification or who have failed the NREMT exam three times and who must take a refresher course to retest.
* Check your state EMS Authority for any possible additional requirements.
BLS/ALS Continuing Education Credits
This EMS-CEU ( 24 Hours) course has been approved for 24 Contact Hours (24 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE (Provider 56-0013), CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.
IACET Continuing Education Credits Effective 11-1-2019
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training
There's no need to finish training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume where you left off.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer with high speed internet that meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or Instructor Hotline. Expect a response within 1 hour during business hours -- guaranteed within 24 hours.
6 Months to Complete
Take up to six months to complete your EMS-CE (24 Hours) EMT Refresher Topics training.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
Follow along as our narrator talks you through the course.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
Because this course is being taken as C.E. there are NO EXAMS for this training. However, in lieu of exams, students must describe at least 3 objectives learned from each Module.
Students are required to explain their answer in detail. All answers must be in complete sentences and thoughts. Each learned objective must have at least 75 characters of text, with a maximum of 1000.
Certificate of Completion
Download and print a certificate immediately upon completing the course.
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This Safety Unlimited, Inc. EMS-CE (24 Hours) EMT Refresher Topics course is approved by the state of California (provider #56-0013) and the Ventura County EMS Agency (provider #56-0013), and meets the state requirements for EMT Refresher CE training. This course also applies towards the NREMT requirements as described on the Overview Tab.
Visit the California Emergency Medical Services Authority website and search for Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Formerly EMSTI, Inc.) to verify our accreditation.
Each state sets its own standard for what is required for EMT Refresher Training and which courses are accepted. This course meets the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, which is the minimum standard for all states.
Please check with your local State EMS Agency to see if this course applies in your state.
EMS Continuing Education Credits
This course is approved for 24 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider #56-0013.
This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education.
Safety Unlimited's Accreditations
California State Approved EMS-CE Training Provider
This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education. Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013.
IACET Authorized Training Provider
Safety Unlimited, Inc., Provider #5660170-2, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education
CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321
Ventura County Healthcare Agency
Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013
American Heart Association
Authorized training site under training center #CA-2097
While this course counts as a complete set of EMS-CE Refresher Topics Course for current or expired (within the past 2 years) EMTs in California, also needed is a valid CPR certification and EMT Skills Testing, which can be provided by any certified EMS-CE instructor in your area.
Each State EMS Agency establishes it's own specific EMT certification requirements many of which simply utilize the certification process of the NREMT.
Additionally, local EMS agencies, EMS Providers, and Medical Directors can establish higher standards and requirements. Please contact your EMS Agency for specific recertification requirements.
State EMS Agencies Information
* Online training can assist in an EMT's training. It is equally important that EMT's receive hands-on training.
Online Training with Mobile Devices
With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.
We're excited to announce that our courses are now available in HTML 5, making them compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.
Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.
We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, or handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!
Mobile Pros and Cons
Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.
- No computer needed
- Tablet mobility
- Tablet screen graphics
- Smartphone screens can be too small to see
- Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
- Phone calls can interrupt training
During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.
Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.
Your Mobile Browser
While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 24 hours to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our Basic System Requirements
for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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