EMT-B Refresher

Overview

The EMT- B Refresher / Challenge program has adopted the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and uses both on-line written and in class practical examinations to uncover areas of weakness in didactic knowledge and practical skill proficiency. 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. There are three sessions offered per year.

All rules and regulations of the EMT refresher program will be outlined 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 EMT Refresher Day 1 prerequisites tab below.

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

All students will be required to have their FEMA certificates by the first day of class. This is a pre-requisite for all refresher classes! If you do not have them with you the first day of class, you will need to reschedule for another program. They must be brought in on a paper copy; NO electronic FEMA certificates sent to us will be accepted.

FEMA Certificates Required for EMT Refresher by day 1 of class.

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

IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

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

Do not email or send any completed FEMA certificates to EMSI. You are to bring these documents in the first day of class.

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 for the first day of class.

DOH-3312 (5/07) Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency

Student 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 $350.00 by the 1st day of class. We do not offer payment plans for the refresher course.

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.

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.

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. 

Please note: If classes fill before the registration end date, we close the course.

Text Books used with the EMT Refresher Course, purchased separately. 
AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th ED
AHA 2015 BLS for Healthcare Providers

EMT Refresher Course Spring 2020-1

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  • Start Date: Wednesday, January 08, 2020
  • CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, February 01, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Course Day: Saturday
  • Times: 9am to 3pm
  • All sessions other than the Start Date will be held on Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Session 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Syllabus  

For Course registration please click →  How to Register

EMT Refresher Course Summer 2020-2

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Start Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, May 30, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Saturday, July 11, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • Course Day: Saturday
  • Times: 9am to 3 pm
  • All sessions other than the Start Date will be held on Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Session 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Syllabus     

For Course registration please click →  How to Register

EMT Refresher Course Fall 2020-3

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 01, 2020
  • CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, August 01, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Saturday, September 05, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Course Day: Saturday
  • Times: 9am to 3 pm
  • All sessions other than the Start Date will be held on Saturday 9 am to 3 pm / Session 2, 9am to 6pm

Syllabus     

For Course registration please click →  How to Register

ALS and BLS Skills Testing Matrix