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Next class: Dec 1st, 2018, Simi Valley, CA.

About This Training

These EMT Basic Scope of Practice 2017 Update (For California EMTs) courses offer EMT CE (Continuing Education) Hours that can be used for renewal.

As of July 1, 2017, changes to Title 22 Div.9 Chapter 2 Emergency Medical Technician has resulted in changes to the EMT Scope of Practice for all California Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). This revision includes new knowledge and skills, some of which are required, and others that are Optional Skills that a Local EMS Agency (LEMSA) may establish for local accreditation.

Starting 7/1/2019, an EMT renewing his or her certification shall submit documentation of successful completion of the following training by an approved EMT training program or approved CE provider:

  • The use and administration of naloxone or other opioid antagonist that meets the standards and requirements of Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(c).
  • The use and administration of epinephrine by auto-injector that meets the standards and requirements Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(d).
  • The use of a glucometer that meets the standards and requirements of Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(e).

The entire EMT Scope of Practice 2017 Update includes a total of 16 hours of training. Safety Unlimited, Inc. (CE Provider #56-0013) has broken this down into 4 Courses listed below.


$75.00 | EMS-CE 4 Hour Mandatory Scope of Practice Training (Required for all California EMTs)
$75.00 | EMS-CE 4 Hour New Scope and Skills Training (Includes New EMT Skills as of July 2017)
$60.00 | EMS-CE 3 Hour New Optional Scope Training (Training on Aspirin, Atropine, and Pralidoxime Chloride)
$125.00 | EMS-CE 5 Hour New Optional Scope Training (Perilaryngeal Airway Adjuncts - LEMSA Optional Skills)

What is an EMT?

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is trained and certified in basic life support practices and is certified by the LEMSAs or an approved public safety agency (Certifying Entity). California law requires all ambulance attendants to be trained and certified to the EMT level and many fire agencies require firefighters to be EMT certified. EMTs are often used as the first dispatched medical responder in an emergency medical system. There are more than 60,000 EMTs certified in California.

How Else Can I Take This Training?

Currently, Safety Unlimited instructors are only authorized for classroom delivery of this training. Classroom training is offered both through open-enrollment or by employers hosting their own on-site training.

You can request a quote to have on-site training conducted at your location.

Is This Course Accredited?

This Safety Unlimited, Inc. EMS-CE 16 Hour EMT Scope of Practice 2017 Update 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 Accreditations tab for this course.

Please contact your Local EMS Agency (LEMSA) should you need further guidance.

Scheduled Classes

For a list of topics for each block, please visit Course Topics tab.

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Course Topics

The entire EMT Scope of Practice 2017 Update includes a total of 16 hours of training. Safety Unlimited, Inc. (CE Provider #56-0013) has broken this down into 4 Courses detailed below.

Course 1 – (4 hours) EMS-CE 4 Hour Mandatory Scope of Practice Training

This mandatory 4-hour training course is required for all California EMTs and includes lecture as well as hands on training. As part of this training, the student must complete a competency based written and skills examination.

The 3 topics for this course include:
Section Section Title Duration
1 Glucometer 1 hour (New Scope)
2 Naloxone (Narcan) 1 hour (New Scope/Skill)
3 Epinephrine 2 hours (New Scope/Skill)

Below is an excerpt from Title 22 that details this mandatory training requirement:

§ 100080. EMT Certification Renewal
  • (a) In order to renew certification, an EMT shall:
  • (6) Starting 24 months after the effective date of this subsection, an EMT renewing his or her certification for the first time shall submit documentation of successful completion of the following training by an approved EMT training program or approved CE provider:
    • (A) The use and administration of naloxone or other opioid antagonist that meets the standards and requirements of section 100075, subsection (c).
    • (B) The use and administration of epinephrine by auto-injector that meets the standards and requirements of section 100075, subsection (d).
    • (C) The use of a glucometer that meets the standards and requirements of section 100075, subsection (e).

Course 2 – (4 hours) EMS-CE 4 Hour New Scope and Skills Training

This 4-hour training course includes new Scope and Skills that all California EMTs must know. This course includes lecture as well as hands on training. As part of this training, the student must complete a competency based written and skills examination.

The 4 topics for this course include:
Section Section Title Duration
1 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) 1 hour (New Scope)
2 Introduction / Penetrating Chest Trauma 1 hour (New Skill)
3 OB with Neonatal Resuscitation 1 hour (New Skill)
3 Spinal Motion Restriction 1 hour (New Scope/Skill)

Below are excerpts from Title 22 that apply to this training course:

§ 100063. Basic Scope of Practice of Emergency Medical Technician.
  • (a)(7) Use various types of stretchers and spinal motion restriction or immobilization devices.
  • (a)(8)(C) Spinal motion restriction or immobilization;
  • (a)(8)(D) Seated spinal motion restriction or immobilization;
§ 100063. Basic Scope of Practice of Emergency Medical Technician.
  • (a)(6)(E) Manual and mechanical ventilating devices designed for prehospital use including continuous positive airway pressure.

Course 3 – (3 Hours) EMS-CE 3 Hour New Optional Scope Training

This 3-hour training course includes new Optional Scope Topics that all California EMTs should know. This course includes lecture as well as hands on training. As part of this training, the student must complete a competency based written and skills examination.

Note - Accreditation for EMTs to practice these Optional Skills are limited to those whose EMT certificate is active and are employed within the jurisdiction of the LEMSA by an employer who is part of the organized EMS system. Check with your Local EMS Agency to know more.

The 2 topics for this course include:
Section Section Title Duration
1 Atropine and Pralidoxime Chloride (Nerve Agent – Organophosphate) 2 hours (LEMSA Approval)
2 Aspirin 1 hour (LEMSA Approval)

Below are excerpts from Title 22 that apply to this training course:

§ 100064. EMT Optional Skills.
  • (a) In addition to the activities authorized by Section 100063 of this Chapter, a LEMSA may establish policies and procedures for local accreditation of an EMT student or certified EMT to perform any or all of the following optional skills specified in this section. Accreditation for EMTs to practice optional skills shall be limited to those whose EMT certificate is active and are employed within the jurisdiction of the LEMSA by an employer who is part of the organized EMS system.
  • (3) Administer the medications listed in this subsection.
  • (A) Using prepackaged products, the following medications may be administered: 1. Atropine 2. Pralidoxime Chloride
  • (B) This training shall consist of no less than two (2) hours of didactic and skills laboratory training to result in competency. In addition, a basic weapons of mass destruction training is recommended. Training in the profile of medications listed in subsections (A) shall include, but not be limited to:
  • (6) Administer over the counter medications, when approved by the medical director, including, but not limited to:
  • (A) Aspirin.

Course 4 – (5 hours) EMS-CE 5 Hour New Optional Scope Training

This 5-hour training course includes new Optional Scope Topics that all California EMTs should know. This course includes lecture as well as hands on training. As part of this training, the student must complete a competency based written and skills examination.

Note - Accreditation for EMTs to practice these Optional Skills are limited to those whose EMT certificate is active and are employed within the jurisdiction of the LEMSA by an employer who is part of the organized EMS system. Check with your Local EMS Agency to know more.

The 1 topic for this course includes:
Section Section Title Duration
1 Perilaryngeal Airway Adjuncts 5 hours (LEMSA Approval)

Below is an excerpt from Title 22 that details this training requirement:

§ 100064. EMT Optional Skills.
  • (a) In addition to the activities authorized by Section 100063 of this Chapter, a LEMSA may establish policies and procedures for local accreditation of an EMT student or certified EMT to perform any or all of the following optional skills specified in this section. Accreditation for EMTs to practice optional skills shall be limited to those whose EMT certificate is active and are employed within the jurisdiction of the LEMSA by an employer who is part of the organized EMS system.
  • (1) Use of perilaryngeal airway adjuncts.
  • (A) Training in the use of perilaryngeal airway adjuncts shall consist of not less than five (5) hours to result in the EMT being competent in the use of the device and airway control.

Package Deals

Packages allow you to easily purchase a collection of courses together, often at a savings over purchasing the courses individually.

$125.00 | Package: EMS-CE 8 Hours Scope of Practice Training

4 Hr. Mandatory Training & 4 Hr. New Skills for all California EMTs


$150.00 | Package: EMS-CE 11 Hours Scope of Practice Training

4 Hr. Mandatory Training, 4 Hr. New Skills, 3 Hr. Optional Scope for all California EMTs


$175.00 | Package: EMS-CE 16 Hours Scope of Practice Training

4 Hr. Mandatory Training, 4 Hr. New Skills, 3 Hr. & 5 Hr. Optional Scope for all California EMTs

Safety Unlimited's Accreditations

California State Approved EMS-CE Training Provider

California State Approved EMS-CE Training Provider

Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013.

Approved EMT-Basic (1) Education Program

Ventura County Healthcare Agency

Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013

EMS Continuing Education Credits

Each of the four courses is approved for the appropriate number of Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider #56-0013.

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