(EMS 102)

The EMT Refresher course is a 9 week distance education course, with a mandatory in-person skills day at our San Luis Obispo campus. This course allows Emergency Medical Technicians or students who have completed an EMT course but not yet passed their NREMT test to review and update the knowledge and skills required to obtain the State of California Emergency Technician Level I certification or prepare to take the NREMT exam. This course is currently offered in both the spring and fall semesters. Refer to the course welcome letter and current class schedule for important dates and additional information.

EMS 102 Requirements

To be eligible to enroll in this course you must have one or more of the following:

  • a California County EMT certification card (can be expired up to 2 years) and a current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support CPR card
  • a current National Registry (NR-EMT) card (valid within last 24 months), and a current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support CPR card
  • a Certificate of Completion for an EMT course within the last two years with fewer than three attempts to take the NR-EMT  exam, and a current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support CPR card

You must maintain current CPR Certification ("BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR and AED" or "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & Healthcare Provider" throughout the course).

Registration is restricted. You will be cleared to register after you provide verification of your EMT status, CPR card, a phone number, email address and your Cuesta Student ID # to the Allied Health Program Specialist, Claire Hawkins, by email or in-person.  For questions or to email your information, contact her at claire_hawkins@cuesta.edu, or call 805-592-9283.  Our office is located in Room 2720 on the San Luis Obispo Campus.  For more information on EMT requirements and for more information on EMT certification, refer to the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Medical Services (SLO EMSA) website.