EMS-CE (48 Hours) Paramedic Refresher Topics

State EMS Continuing Education for EMTs and EMRs (Online and Blended)

Only: $295


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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.

Currently Certified NREMT Paramedics

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 NREMT Paramedics

This course DOES NOT apply for NREMT Paramedics 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.

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

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.

Course Content Includes

  • Airway, Breathing, and Cardiology
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Obstetrics and Pediatrics
  • Operational Tasks

No Exams

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.

Safety Unlimited, Inc.'s Accreditations


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.

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.

CAPCE Approved EMS-CE Training Provider

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321

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

This course is approved for 48 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider #56-0013, CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.

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

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.

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

Textbook Option

This course comes with an optional Textbook as priced below.

Course Option Add on Price


Essentials of Paramedic Care 2nd Ed Update Brady, Bledsoe, Porter, Cherry

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Paramedic Refresher Students have 28 hours to request a prorated refund as detailed below.

Paramedic Refresher "Student's Right to Cancel"

The student has a right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund. The institution shall, for all students, without penalty or obligation, refund 100 percent of the amount paid for the institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed $100.00, if the notice of cancellation is made prior to or on the first day of instruction or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. Further, the student has the right to withdraw from a course of instruction at any time. A student who has completed 60 percent or less of the course of instruction shall be granted a pro rata refund of tuition and amounts paid for returnable equipment. If the student withdraws from the program of instruction after instruction has begun, the student is obligated to pay only for educational services rendered and any equipment not returned, plus the non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. There will be no refund issued if student fails program or any requisite requirements (ie: background check/drug screening). If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. Safety Unlimited, Inc. offering a distance education program where the instruction is not offered in real time shall transmit the first lesson and any materials to students within seven days after the institution accepts the student for admission. The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund pursuant to section CCR71750 before the first lesson and materials received. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent. The institution shall make the refund pursuant to section CCR71750. If the institution sent the first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received, the institution shall make a refund within 45 days after the student???s return of the materials. An institution shall transmit all of the lessons and other materials to the student if the student has fully paid for the educational program and after having received the first lesson and initial materials, requests in writing that all the materials be sent. If an institute transmits the balance of materials as the student requests, the institution shall remain obligated to provide the other education services it agreed to provide, such as responses to student inquiries, student and faculty interaction, and evaluation and comment on lessons submitted by the student, but shall not be obligated to pay any refund after all of the lessons and materials are transmitted.

The student shall have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and receive a full refund (minus the application fee) before the first lesson and materials are received. Cancellation is effective on the date the written notice of cancellation is sent. If the effective date of cancellation comes after the first lesson and materials are received, the institution has 45 days after a student???s return of materials to issue an applicable refund.

Hypothetical Refund Example of Paramedic Refresher Course

A student withdraws from the program after completing 5 hours of instruction. $295.00 less $25.00 registration fee and $00.00 STRF assessment fee = $270.00 divided by 48 hours = $5.63 hourly program charge. 5 hours X $5.63 = $28.15. $270.00 less $28.15 = $241.85 refund. This calculation does not include a refund for the books.

If a student chooses to cancel or withdrawal, according to the above stated conditions, he or she must submit a written notice of cancellation to:

  • Safety Unlimited, Inc.
  • 2139 Tapo Street, Suite 228, Simi Valley, CA 93063

You must pay the state-imposed fee for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you: (1) you are a student, who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans; and (2) your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF fee if either of the following applies: (1) you are not a California resident; and (2) your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program, or other payer and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

Any questions or problems concerning this school which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school should be directed to the:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
Mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 (888) 370-7589

Questions About Refund Policy

Should you have other questions or concerns about this refund policy, please call us at 805-581-2124 or 877-EMTTRAIN (368-8724), or send us an email to info@safetyunlimited.com.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs

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 48 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. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be 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.

View Sample Certificate