EMT Basic/Cardiac Refresher

EMT Basic/Cardiac Refresher

Tuition Includes:

911Programs understandst that most EMS providers work long hours - often at more than one place of employment. Busy schedules such as these make it difficult if not impossible to attend refresher training. Beginning February 1, 2014, 911Programs is offering an "Anytime Refresher" (any time the office is open). We have EMS instructors on staff daily. If you need an EMT or EMT-Cardiac refresher, contact the office to set up appointments. At least 24 hours advance notice is required. Tuition payable by cash, check, money order, cashiers check, paypal, or credit card.

Note: The current model for recertification of EMS licensure in Rhode Island is to follow the National Core Competency Program of the NREMT. This information is available on the NREMT website (www.nremt.org). In summary, EMTs must complete 40 hours of training in 3 content categories (20 hours of national-selected content, 10 hours of state/local - selected content, and 10 hours of individual-selected content). Advanced EMTs (AEMTs) must complete 50 hours (25 , 12.5, and 12.5 respectively). RI EMT-Cs must complete the AEMT portion then complete and ALS portion of approximately 12 hours.

Basic Refresher Tuition: $300

AEMT Refresher Tuition: $360

Cardiac Refresher Tuition: $600 (AEMT portion of $360 plus an additional $240)

Next Courses

Course Number Course Type Tuition Location Starts   Enroll
R231$300.00175 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick01/01/2018To enroll: Log in or create an account
R20181$0.00175 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick01/01/2018To enroll: Log in or create an account
R20192$300.00175 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick01/01/2019To enroll: Log in or create an account

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Course Information

Rhode EMT and EMT-C licenses expire on December 31st of each year. Consequently, this refresher ends on November 30th and Certificates are printed on the next business day for students who complete the course. By supplying certificates on December 1st (or the first business day following November 30th), it ensures that the student has a full month to apply for license renewal. If a student demonstrates a need to have a certificate issued sooner, that can be arranged.


Course content and conduct is derived from and/or complies with:

  • The National EMS Core Content
  • The National EMS Scope of Practice
  • The National EMS Education Standards
  • The Rhode Island Division of EMS guidelines to conduct EMS training programs


The following physical materials are provided by the Program to each student

  • Textbook/workbook (library loan)
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers – Student Manual, American Heart Association, 2010 version (library loan)

The following distributive materials may be viewed online or downloaded and/or printed by the student

Students are expected to read all assigned chapters and protocols, and perform workbook assignments relevant to the class session PRIOR to the class session.


  • Medical Director: Robert Casci, D.O.
  • Program Director: William Howe, B.A., REMT-P, EMS I/C, License number 5453-P
  • Course Coordinator: William Howe

Grading Attendance and Other Policies

Program policies are available for viewing and download from this page (see above)

Students are required to sign a statement acknowledging and accepting all program policies pertinent to the course of instruction.

Course Format

This course uses the following formats for instruction:

  • Classroom style lectures: 18 hours
  • Laboratory sessions: 6 hours
  • Distributive learning and assignments: 0 hours
  • Written and practical examinations: up to 6 hours
  • Clinical internship: none
  • Field internship: none
  • TOTAL HOURS: approximately 30 (for EMT). Additional 12 for EMT-Cardiac

Location and Times

  • Location: 911Programs Warwick Classroom, 175 Metro Center Blvd Warwick, RI 02886
  • Times: As scheduled by student