Professional and Continuing Education

Paramedic Refresher

Meets the guidelines for re-registration purposes for National Registry

Qualifies as an EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition Course.

The November 2016 course will incorporate the curriculum for both the NRP and the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). We will be following the NCCP guidelines for Paramedic Refreshers. To learn more about the NCCP click HERE

Upcoming Courses

February 28-March 3, 2017 $400.00
November 14-17, 2017 $400.00
Registration Form (PDF)

  • 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 guidelines for Paramedic Refreshers.
  • 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.

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.

Course Policies

A copy of the general course policies can be viewed by clicking here.


Please check the individual registration forms for the fee.

Course Location

Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109
1610 Sulphur Spring Rd
Halethorpe, MD 21227

Directions to the course location can be found by clicking here.


All classes are from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day

If you need help with directions, please contact us.
Your GPS will NOT provide correct directions to the course site. Please use the directions we provide for you.

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
(410) 455-6241

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 for non-NCCP.
**Please note that for National Registry Recertification, you must have an additional 24 hours of continuing education and a skills verification.**

For NCCP states this course will provide you with 30 hours NCCR and 2 hours NCCL.
**Please note that for National Registry Recertification, you must have an additional 13 hours NCCL, and 15 hours NCCI of continuing education, and a skills verification.**

100% Attendance is Required for each of the 4 days. Participants will be issued a certificate suitable for National Registry documentation.


Continuing Education Hours

This continuing education activity is approved by UMBC, an organization accredited by the Commission On Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

UMBC, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of course completions to the CAPCE AMS. Course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, students may review their record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

NREMT Transition Policy

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) Paramedic (NRP)


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