Program Overview

EMS Refresher Continuing Education Courses

Two Emergency Medical Science students use a stethoscope on a training manikin during a class at the Durham Tech Orange County Campus.
Refresher courses are for EMTs or paramedics currently credentialed in North Carolina and/or by National Registry. State approved transition course will provide the necessary content to transition to another level of certification.

These include:

  • Medical Responder to and Emergency Medical Responder
  • Paramedic to Paramedic Transition


Prerequisites

There are prerequisites that are necessary for admission into the EMS Education program. These prerequisites are essential for compliance with the Durham Tech EMS Education Plan approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS (NCOEMS) and NCOEMS pre/corequisite guidelines: NCOEMS Credentialing and Compliance Requirements. All prerequisites MUST be completed AND approved prior to enrolling in any EMS Refresher course.

EMT Refresher*

  • Currently holds a valid NC, NREMT, or other state credential.
  • Hold a basic level NC EMS credential that has expired within the last two years.


AEMT and Paramedic Refresher*

  • Currently holds a valid NC, NREMT, or other state credential (AEMT or Paramedic ).
  • Hold an advanced level NC EMS credential (AEMT or Paramedic) that has expired within the last four years

Contact Information
EMS Extension Services
919-536-7200, ext. 4205
ems@durhamtech.edu

Leah Tilden, Coordinator
Judy Graham, Program Specialist

Note: Online registration is not available. Please use the Emergency Medical Services Registration form and submit the completed form with payment to the address listed on the form. 

Upcoming Program Events

EMS-4401A Paramedic Refresher

Paramedic Refresher Hybrid Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation) This refresher course is for paramedics currently credentialed in North Carolina and/or by National Registry. It covers the 120-hour refresher curriculum according to North Carolina OEMS guidelines, including the refresher curriculum as prescribed by the National Registry for the Paramedic level. 120 hours. $180
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This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

EMS-4201A Emergency Medical Technician Refresher

EMT Basic Refresher (Hybrid) Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation) This refresher course is for EMTs currently credentialed in North Carolina and/or by National Registry. It covers the 80-hour refresher curriculum according to North Carolina OEMS guidelines, including the refresher curriculum as prescribed by the National Registry for the EMT level.80 hours. $180
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.