Fisdap, in cooperation with Inver Hills Community College and three Minnesota EMS agencies (Allina Health, Gold Cross Ambulance and North Memorial Hospital), has developed coursework to transition EMS providers to the National Education Standards. Learn more about these online, interactive courses.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher Training
Refresher training is required every two years, by March 31, for emergency medical technicians to maintain certification. This 24-hour lecture and skills course is designed to refresh and develop the most current skills and knowledge necessary for recertification. This course emphasizes safety concerns, patient assessment, airway management, trauma and medical emergencies. During this course you may also earn your AHA recertification in CPR. This course meets the approval of the Emergency Medical Service Regulatory Board (EMSRB) for EMTs.
First Responder Refresher Training
Refresher training is required every two years for individuals who are currently certified as First Responders. This 16-hour course is designed to refresh and develop the most current skills and knowledge necessary to maintain certification through the Minnesota Emergency Medical Service Regulatory Board (EMSRB) as a First Responder.
It can be challenging for paramedics to find enough quality educational opportunities to meet re-certification requirements and still learn something new. Our course is designed to meet both Sate of Minnesota re-certification requirements as well as the National Registry Section 1 requirements. This class consists of 48 concentrated hours of lecture and skills sessions as well as discussion, all designed to refresh skills and introduce new innovations in the industry.