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EMS-CE (48 Hours) Paramedic Refresher Topics

California State EMS Continuing Education for EMTs and Paramedics (Online and Blended)

This EMS-CE (48 Hours) Paramedic Refresher Topics course has been approved for 48 Contact Hours (48 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE provider 56-0013.

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Who Should Take This Training?

Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers busy paramedics the ability to complete 48 hours of EMS-CE online, anytime, and at their own pace. This online EMS-CE (48 Hours) Paramedic Refresher Topics course meets local and state requirements for California and is Instructor based training for California Licensed Paramedics.

Take this course completely online at your own pace. You have the option to purchase a textbook with this training as well as skills testing. Online Training Systems offers the busy EMT the ability to complete the required 48 Hours of EMS-CE refresher training online and at anytime. This course meets local and state requirements for California. This course qualifies for Instructor based training.

How This Course Applies

State of California Paramedics

This course counts as the required 48 hours of EMS Continuing Education (CE) for current or expired Paramedics in California. This course is based upon the Paramedic Refresher topics as outlined in the National EMS Curriculum.

For Nationally Registered Paramedics (through the NREMT)

Safety Unlimited offers CAPCE Accredited NCCP Refresher options for those Paramedics who need NREMT recertification.

* Check your state EMS Authority for any possible additional requirements.
IACET Continuing Education Credits Effective 11-1-2019

Authorized IACET Provider

Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 48 Contact Hours (4.8 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.

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.

Module Exams

This course has 9 Module Exams based upon the 9 Modules. There is no FINAL EXAM. Each Module Exam consists of 10 random questions taken from a larger pool of questions from that Module. Students must score an 80% or greater to pass and can reattempt the exam as many times as necessary to do so.


This Safety Unlimited, Inc. EMS-CE (48 Hours) Paramedic 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 Paramedic 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.

Other States

Each state sets its own standard for what is required for Paramedic 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 48 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.

Additional Training

California Paramedics

California Paramedics also require a current and valid Healthcare Provider CPR card.

NREMT Paramedics

NREMT Paramedics also require a current and valid Healthcare Provider CPR card and ACLS card.

Additionally, local EMS agencies, EMS Providers, and Medical Directors can establish higher standards and requirements. Please contact your EMS Agency for specific recertification requirements.

Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment an employer's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training that is supplied by his or her own companies. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

* Check your state EMS Authority for any possible additional requirements.

Textbook Option

This course comes with an optional Textbook as priced below.

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