Credential Recertification Courses

Course Section Date Time Registration Deadline
EMT Basic to EMT Transition 64667 11/15–12/5 Online November 9
EMT-P to Paramedic Transition 64665 11/15–12/5 Online November 9
EMT Refresher* 65821 1/17–3/3 Online January 12
Paramedic Refresher* 65821 1/17–3/3 Online January 12

*Mandatory in-class days on 3/2 and 3/3.


Course Descriptions

EMT Basic Refresher (Hybrid)

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

This refresher course is for EMTs currently credentialed in North Carolina and/or by National Registry. It covers the 80-hour refresher curriculum according to North Carolina OEMS guidelines, including the refresher curriculum as prescribed by the National Registry for the EMT level.80 hours. $180

Paramedic Refresher Hybrid

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

This refresher course is for paramedics currently credentialed in North Carolina and/or by National Registry. It covers the 120-hour refresher curriculum according to North Carolina OEMS guidelines, including the refresher curriculum as prescribed by the National Registry for the Paramedic level. 120 hours. $180

EMT Basic to EMT Transition

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

This state-approved transition course will provide the necessary content to transition a current Emergency Medical Technician- Basic over to the National Emergency Medical Technician Certification. The course meets the requirements for the National Registry Transition to EMT. 24 hours. $70

EMT-I to AEMT Transition

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

The state approved transition course will provide the necessary content to transition a current Emergency Medical Technician-Basic over to an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification. This course meets the requirements for the National Registry Transition to AEMT. 36 hours. $125

Medical Responder to Emergency Medical Responder

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

This state-approved transition course will provide the necessary content to transition a current Medical Responder to and Emergency Medical Responder. This course meets the requirements for the National Registry Transition to EMR. 12 hours. $70

Paramedic to Paramedic Transition

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

Through this state-approved course, current Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics can transfer to National Registry Paramedic certification. 48 hours. $125


Prerequisites

There are prerequisites that are necessary for admission into the EMS Education program. These prerequisites are essential for compliance with the Durham Tech EMS Education Plan approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS (NCOEMS) and NCOEMS pre/corequisite guidelines: NCOEMS Credentialing and Compliance Requirements. All prerequisites MUST be completed AND approved prior to enrolling in any EMS Refresher course.


EMT Refresher

  • Currently holds a valid NC, NREMT, or other state credential.
  • Hold a basic level NC EMS credential that has expired within the last two years.

AEMT and Paramedic Refresher

  • Currently holds a valid NC, NREMT, or other state credential (AEMT or Paramedic ).
  • Hold an advanced level NC EMS credential (AEMT or Paramedic) that has expired within the last four years.

Registration

Once the course schedule is available online, you may register at any time prior to the start of the course. Registration and documentation of prerequisites must be completed no later than one week prior to the course start. Courses failing to have 10 students enrolled by this date will be canceled. The courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Download the Public Safety registration form and complete as directed. Sign the form and bring it to the address below with check or credit card payment; or you may optionally mail, fax, or scan/email the form with credit card payment to:

Durham Technical Community College Orange County Campus
Attn: EMS Program Assistant
525 College Park Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Fax to 919-536-7297 or scan/email to: ems@durhamtech.edu

Any form received with payment information will have all credit/debit card information destroyed upon successful payment processing.

North Carolina Public Safety Workers as defined by the N.C. General Statues are exempt from the registration fee. Proof of affiliation status must be submitted with the registration form. All others must pay the registration fee.

Anyone may register for you. The Public Safety registration form must be submitted for registration. Make sure that the person registering for you has the correct registration fees.

Course Completion Certificates

Course completion certificates for EMS Refresher courses are provided to students at the time of course completion. Unofficial transcripts containing EMS courses will have the same information as individual certificates and also include previously completed courses displayed in a more condensed format.

For unofficial transcripts containing EMS courses and continuing education, please contact Wanda Sutton and allow at least 48 hours lead time for the request. Include your full name, birth date, and Durham Tech ID (if known) in your request.


Frequently Asked Questions

North Carolina EMS Credential Reciprocity

Please refer to the NC OEMS website for more information about reciprocity.

North Carolina EMS Recredential

Individuals who hold a current EMS credential are required to receive continuing education hours to maintain their credential. Specific EMS systems and agencies set the number of hours which incumbents must receive to allow for recredentialling. Individuals who hold a NC EMS credential and are not affiliated with an EMS agency may contact the EMS program director of their local community college or the NC Office of EMS to recredential their NC EMS credential. Proof of EMS continuing education is requested at the time of the recredential request. This process may begin no earlier than 90 days prior to credential expiration.

Durham Tech’s EMS program requires follows the NC office of EMS guidelines for recertification. Proof of continuing education must be submitted in the form of unofficial or official transcripts. Additional requirements include a valid AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR card and a technical scope of practice for individuals who have not been actively practicing with an EMS agency within the last six months.

Lapse in EMS Credential or Certification

EMS credentials for NC cycle every four years for individuals, unless the credential was issued by way of reciprocity. Please refer to the NC OEMS website for more information about reciprocity and lapse in credential.

Information regarding a lapse in National Registry certification can be found on the NREMT website.

Program Contact Information

919-536-7200, ext. 4205
ems@durhamtech.edu