Paramedic Refresher

Meets the guidelines for reregistration purposes for National registry

 Qualifies as an EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition Course

Lectures are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

Faculty from throughout the country present eight (8) hours
of information each of the four (4) course days.

Information is in lecture style and does not
include hands on skills stations or labs.

Topics are selected from the National Registry's

Re-registration Requirements for Mandatory and Flexible Content.

100% attendance is required to receive the 32 hours of continuing education certificate issued by UMBC.

As of July 1, 2012 this course is recognized as a NREMT EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition course in the State of Maryland.

For many other providers, the attendance certificate that you receive at the end of the course will meet the requirements and can fulfill transition criteria. 

You MAY be required to provide additional documentation to your State EMS office to verify your transition as set forth by your licensing agency.

This ONLY applies to courses starting AFTER July 1, 2012. 

It is your responsibility to contact your State EMS office to confirm what is being accepted and to determine if there are additional requirements in your jurisdiction.

Schedule of Upcoming Courses

November 11-14, 2014
$ 400.00

February 24-27, 2015
$ 400.00

November 10-13, 2015

Location: American Legion Post 109 

1610 Old Sulphur Spring Road

Halethorpe, MD 21227

Time: All classes are from
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
each day

If you need help about how to get to the course site, please contact us.

If you need additional hours, and are not available for the complete course, you can attend a portion of the Refresher. For more information please contact:

Sandy Hubbard, Administrator

Program Goals

Faculty from throughout the country present 8 hours of information each of the 4 course days. When used in conjunction with a 16 hour ACLS class, this course will satisfy the 48-hour DOT EMT-Paramedic refresher requirement. Participants will be issued a certificate suitable for National Registry documentation.

**Please note that for National Registry Recertification, you must have an additional 24 hours of continuing education and a skills validation statement.**

All classes are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. 
100% Attendance is Required for each of the 4 days.

Continuing Education Hours:

This continuing education activity is approved by UMBC, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). 

Please contact Sandy Hubbard at (410) 455-6241 for more information.


The NREMT Board of Directors is committed to implementation of the EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. Included within this agenda is the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Therefore, in order for NREMTs to maintain National EMS Certification, as outlined in the EMS Education Agenda for the Future, all NREMTs must meet the minimum requirements of knowledge and skills outlined in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Transition dates and processes which certified EMS providers must follow to obtain National EMS Certification vary according to the level of EMS provider and are outlined below.
Current Level New Level
NREMT First Responder Emergency Medical Responder (NREMR)
NREMT-Basic (NREMT-B) Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)
NREMT-Intermediate/85 (NREMT-I/85) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (NRAEMT)
NREMT-Intermediate/99 (NREMT-I/99) Paramedic (NRP)
NREMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P)


All NREMT-Paramedics who have expiration dates of March 31, 2011 or March 31, 2012 have two registration cycles (four years) to complete a state approved Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic to Paramedic transition course in order to be eligible for National EMS Certification as a Paramedic (NRP).

  • Completion of a transition course that is state approved must be validated by attending and successfully completing a course that issues a certificate that has within its title:
    • NREMT-Paramedic's name
    • transition course completion date
    • The certificate must contain the following statement: "has completed a state approved EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic transition course."
    • name of the sponsoring agency
    • signature of the individual responsible for the training
  • In order to transition to the Paramedic level, the NREMT-Paramedic is not required to complete National EMS Certification Examinations.
  • NREMT-Paramedics who submit an acceptable recertification application but do not include successful completion of a state-approved transition course from EMT-Paramedics to Paramedic will be issued National EMS Certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (NRAEMT) upon reaching their expiration date of March 31, 2016 or 2017.

    NREMT-Paramedic expires: Complete Paramedic Transition by:
    March 31, 2011 March 31, 2015
    March 31, 2012 March 31, 2016
    March 31, 2013 March 31, 2017

UMBC will begin offering transition courses April 1, 2012.  This is the earliest start date that these courses can be held as set forth by NREMT.

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