National Registry Paramedic Refresher

Complete Paramedic Refresher Course

Course fee: $350 • Nonrefundable: $50


Paramedics seeking to maintain their skills and certification for National Registry must also complete 48 hours of continuing education in specific subject areas every two years. Demonstrate your commitment to excellence by earning and/or keeping your National Registry card! This course meets the 48-hour core content requirement for National Registry recertification.

Course Format

The October 2018 course has a new format: four days in class (Friday - Monday), homework during the course, and three 2-hour online lectures. You may choose to attend any three of these dates (all Pacific time):

  • Tuesday 10/9, 1900-2100, Cardiac & Substance Abuse with Lindsey Simpson
  • Thursday 10/11, 1900-2100, ALS Obstructed Airway with Dave Page
  • Sunday 10/14, 0800-1000, End Tidal CO2 with Dr. Lynne Dees
  • Wednesday 10/24, 1900-2100, Hyperventilation in ICP with Michael Kaduce
  • Friday 10/26, 1900-2100, Topic TBD with Dr. Lynne Dees
  • Saturday 10/27, 0800-1000, Topic TBD with Lindsey Simpson

The online lectures are delivered via Adobe Connect, and you may join via your computer or using the app on your smartphone or tablet. You do not need to choose these dates when you register; you can just join the lectures of your choice.

Our course has an 8-year history of featuring professionals renowned in their respective fields. Our lecturers include:

  • Dr. Baxter Larmon (UCLA Center for Prehospital Care)
  • Dr. Heather Davis (UCLA Center for Prehospital Care/Paramedic Education Program)
  • Brian Wheeler (UCLA Center for Prehospital Care/Paramedic Education Program)
  • John Kades (L.A. County Coroner)
  • Jim Crabtree (L.A. County EMS Agency)
  • Nanci Medina (Los Angeles Fire Department)
  • Elaine Rojas (Grossman Burn Center)
  • Inge Morton (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)
  • Aaron Korth (LAPD Human Trafficking Division)
  • Eric Lane (Hawthorn Police Department)
  • Jeff Pollakoff (UCLA EMT Program Director)
  • Michelle Torres (UCLA ACLS/PALS Coordinator)
  • Don Gerety (Long Beach Fire Department)

Upon successful completion of the entire course you will earn a course completion certificate and 48 hours of instructor-led CEU credit for paramedics, registered nurses, and mobile intensive care nurses (MICNs).

Required Materials

A link to your brief pre-course homework will be emailed at least one week prior to the course start date. All materials are provided in class.

Please visit our course pages for BLS, PALS, and PHTLS if you need to renew those certifications.

Transition Requirement

This course does not meet the NREMT Transition Course requirement. The California EMSA has approved three online NREMT Transition Courses, as detailed in this announcement (PDF).


This course is held at:
UCLA Paramedic Education Program Campus
5220 Pacific Concourse Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045


A block of rooms has been reserved for our students at the nearby Marriott TownePlace Suites in Hawthorne. For hotel information or to reserve a room at our rate, please use this link.


This course does not provide competencies in any skills area, nor does it provide a medical director's signature. To complete your NREMT-P re-registration, you will have to have your provider agency's medical director verify your competencies and sign your recertification form, or take our optional Paramedic National Registry Skills Exam Practice course for verification of your skill competencies if you are eligible.

There is a strict attendance policy for this course. In order to earn a course completion certificate for the full course, you must attend every hour of the course (no absences for full or partial days/hours are permitted).

The Course FAQ document answers other questions about course content, schedule, requirements, parking, etc.

Course Sponsors

We are grateful for the support and participation of our sponsors:

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