Paramedic Challenge Refresher

We will be moving to the main campus by December 2024.

All classes are in-person

There are 2 mandatory day which you are required to be present for, Orientation and CPR/challenge skills testing. If you cant make these 2 mandatory days do not sign up for the class.

There are 5 Lecture sessions.

The syllabus is attached to each class.

Overview

The student will only be required to attend those sessions that are mandatory, and the sessions related to the challenge exam topics the student failed. 

All rules and regulations of the Paramedic refresher program will be outlined in the first session of class as outlined in the Academic Guidelines. These rules and regulations are strictly enforced as per the New York State Department of Health EMS Bureau, St. John’s University, and our accreditation agencies.

Review the Paramedic Refresher Day 1 prerequisites tab below.

NOTE: All Paramedic Refresher students will now be required to test to the National Registry standards as required by the NYS DOH, this does not qualify you to take the national register exam.

Contact Us

St. John's University
Emergency Medical Service Institute
Dr. Andrew Bartilucci Center
175-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, New York 11365
718-990-8436
[email protected]


Directions

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

 

Additional Information

Student using a NYS Department of Health Verification of Membership must be able to provide a completed form with their agency name and agency code by the first day of class, otherwise the student cannot be enrolled. Students can download this form by clicking on the link below and having it filled out with all appropriate signatures. 

All students must complete the application below and bring it into class on day 1.

State Application for Students DOH 65

All students must complete the application below (if applicable) and bring it into class on day 1.

Verification Of Membership Form (voucher) DOH 3312

Students who will be paying for this refresher course by either a Bank Check or a Money Order made out to St. John’s University will be required to bring in a payment for $750.00 by the 1st day of class. We do not offer payment plans for the refresher course.

We no longer accept credit cards.

Students who have completed a NYS basic course that have not obtained certification through their initial course and needs to successfully complete a refresher program in order to take the NYS Certification Examination must pay for the refresher course tuition outlined above and attend all lecture sessions. We cannot accept the NYS Department of Health Verification of Membership form NYS DOH-3312 from these students.

Parking is available at the rear of the building.  DO NOT park in front of the building.  Walk around from the rear lot to the front entrance and show picture ID to the public safety officer.

What do I bring to orientation?

  • Your FEMA certificates of completion.

  • Your completed application for EMS Certification (DOH-65)

  • Your verification membership (DOH-3312) if applicable 

    OR payment in the form of money order or certified bank check made out to St. John’s University.

  • A copy of your photo I.D. (driver’s license) and EMT/P card.

  • Student Information Sheet filled out  

Orientation starts at 9am so you should be in the classroom ready to go, room to be announced.

Each student must provide the certificate of course completion for each one of the required FEMA courses. If they are not handed in on orientation, with all the other required paperwork, the student will be sent home. They must be brought in on a paper copy, no electronic FEMA certificates will be accepted.

FEMA Certificates Required for the Medic Refresher class on the first day.

IS-100.C: - Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

IS-700.B: NIMS, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

Students must be able to provide identification and/or documentation validating that they are or were at one point a certified EMT or EMT-Paramedic. Students will be required to bring with them on the first day of class a copy of a Photo ID (Driver’s License, College ID, Work ID), EMT Certification Card, or documentation from New York State Department of Health, EMS Bureau validating the student’s certification.

If a student has an expired certification, they can still take the refresher class to get their certification back.

Student using a NYS Department of Health voucher must be able to provide their agency name and agency code prior to class, otherwise they cannot be enrolled.

No student will be allowed to take a NYS Refresher course with SJU until they can show either a legible, current / expired or duplicate NYS EMT certification card. We need to know if you’ve been certified at the level of training you are refreshing for. 

This is a challenge format course, and all students are required to take all challenge exams. All classes are in-person!

There are 2 mandatory days which you are required to be present for, Orientation and CPR/challenge skills testing. 

 

There are 5 Lecture sessions.

 

If you can’t make these 2 mandatory days do not sign up for the class.

Please note: In certain circumstance we might need to close the course early.

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All students who registers will have to purchase Jones & Bartlett to access their website. There will also be a fee for any of the following courses.

AHA 2020 BLS for Healthcare Providers
AHA 2020 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
AHA 2020 Pediatric Advanced Life Support


All class sessions other than the CPR/Skills Challenge Exam will be held on Monday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Paramedic Challenge Refresher Course Spring 2024-1 This class is closed. 

     

  • Application Deadline: Monday, January 01, 2024 
  • Day 1 Start Date:  Monday, January 08, 2024 
  • Day 2 CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, February 03, 2024 
  • Day 1 and 2 are MANDATORY.
  • NYS Skills Testing: Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Course End Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Course Day: Monday 
  • Times: 9am to 3 pm

For course registration on TCM please click→   How to Register

Paramedic Refresher Spring Syllabus 2024


All class sessions other than the CPR/Skills Challenge Exam will be held on Tuesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.        

  • Paramedic Challenge Refresher Course Summer 2024-2

  • Application Deadline:  Tuesday, April 30, 2024

  • Day 1 Start Date:  Tuesday, May 07, 20204 

  • Day 2 CPR/Skills Challenge:  Saturday, June 01, 2024

  • Day 1 and 2 are MANDATORY.

  • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, July 09, 2024 

  • Course End Date:  Thursday, July 18, 2024

  • Course Day: Tuesdays

Times: 9am to 3 pm 

For course registration on TCM please click→ How to Register

2 Medic Refresher Summer Syllabus 2024 Rev


All class sessions other than the CPR/Skills Challenge Exam will be held on Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.     

  • Paramedic Challenge Refresher Course Fall 2024-3

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024

  • Day 1 Start Date:  Wednesday, August 07, 2024 

  • Day 2 CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, August 31, 2024

  • Day 1 and 2 are MANDATORY.

  • NYS Skills Testing: Saturday, August 31, 2024 

  • Course End Date: Thursday, October17, 2024

  • Course Day: Wednesday 

  • Times: 9am to 3 pm

For course registration on TCM please click→ How to Register

3 Medic Refresher Fall Syllabus 2024 Rev

Exam Grades:

Eighty percent (80%) shall be considered a passing score on all online challenge written examinations.  A grade less than eighty percent (80%) for the online written challenge examinations shall be considered an examination failure.  All students are required to take and complete all online written challenge examinations; failure to complete the online written challenge examinations by the assigned date on the syllabus will result in a course failure.  Any student who fails an online written challenge examination must be present and participate in a live online lecture session which will be listed on the student learning contract.  The contract sessions coincide with the syllabus sessions and dates. If the student is absent from the online lecture session which they are required to be in attendance for, they may be dismissed from the course. Each of the online written challenge examinations will specify the amount of questions tested, time limits, and test directions. Students whose grades are grossly poor will be reviewed and evaluated by the Program Medical Director

 

Orientation, CPR renewal and Practical skills challenge testing is mandatory.

Online attendance and participation are required for any failed (<80%) challenge exam. 

Required attendance/participation in lecture sessions is dependent on the student score on the online challenge exams.

Any retesting/remedial skills session or any other session(s) indicated by the course CIC or Director of EMS programs or as outlined on the syllabus or student-learning contract.