EMT-Basic Refresher

This course is a 24 hour review for EMT Basic level providers.  This course will help to enhance previous knowledge on different topics.  A course completion certificate will be provided at the end of the course for the number of hours attended.  

Class will include the following:

  • ARV
  • Cardiology
  • Trauma
  • Medical
  • Operations


The EMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) requires a total of 40 hours of continuing education to recertify. The model requires continuing education in three components: (1) a national component, (2) a local/state component, and (3) an individual component.

The National Registry accepts State EMS Office accepted and CAPCE accredited education, education from EMS education programs, and U.S. accredited academic credit, college course or credit provided by the National Registry Alternative Recertification Credits Policy. All education must be directly related to EMS patient care. International providers must complete education from the list of approved United States education sources.

Education can be gathered through Distributive Education (online) or in-person courses. As of 2022, there are no limits on how much Distributive Education (DE) you can use on your application.

Courses that cannot be applied towards recertification requirements include duplicate courses, clinical rotations, instructor courses, management/leadership courses, performance of duty, preceptor hours, serving as a skill examiner, and volunteer time with agencies. If you have questions on accepted education, please review the Recertification Guide.

National Component: 20 Hours

The National Component requires EMTs to complete 20 hours of approved continuing education. 

Airway/Respiration/Ventilation - 1.5 Hours

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation

Trauma - 1.5 Hours

  • ​Trauma Triage
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
  • Hemorrhage Control

Medical - 6 Hours

  • Special Healthcare Needs
  • OB Emergencies
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pain Management
  • Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
  • Toxicological Emergencies – Opioids
  • Neurological Emergencies – Seizures
  • Endocrine Emergencies – Diabetes
  • Immunological Emergencies

Operations - 5 Hours

  • At-Risk Populations
  • Ambulance Safety
  • Field Triage—Disasters/MCIs
  • EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations
  • EMS Culture of Safety
  • Pediatric Transport
  • Crew Resource Management
  • EMS Research
  • Evidence Based Guidelines

Cardiovascular - 6 Hours

  • Post-Resuscitation Care
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest


National Component Requirements

Expiration dates through Sept. 30, 2025: Download the 2016 NCCP Model (PDF)
Expiration dates after March 31, 2026: Download the 2025 NCCP Model (PDF)

Local or State Component: 10 Hours

If the agency and/or state EMS office requires specific education, that education may be entered into this section. If specific education is not specified, these required 10 hours are considered flexible but must be directly related to EMS patient care.

Individual Component: 10 Hours

The 10 hours required for the individual component are flexible but must be directly related to EMS patient care.


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