Breaking news - October 1, 2017 - COC will NOT be offering an EMT Refresher class during Winter 2018. This is due to changes in the EMT Regulations and the need for curriculum revision. Next EMT Refresher - TBD.
IMPORTANT NEWS for EMTS in the PROCESS OF RECERTIFICATION:
State of California, effective July 1, 2017, is requiring additional skills verification testing including KED, Newborn assessment, Narcan administration and penetrating chest injury. The Skills verification form may be found on the EMS Authority webpages. www.emsa.ca.gov
iF YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR SKILLS TESTING PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2017, BUT HAVE NOT TURNED IN YOUR RECERTIFICATION PAPERWORK, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE L.A. COUNTY EMS AGENCY FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Currently, July 2017, emergencyconcepts.com is an L.A. County CE provider that has been given approval by the L.A. County EMS Agency to test the recently updated list of new and revised skills, including Narcan. They are located in Chatsworth.
L.A. County fee increase effective July 1, 2017 - Recertification fee increasing from $87 to $120.
EMT Refresher Class - Health Science 153 includes Transition Materials, California Skills Verification Testing and the revised LA County Scope of Practice 2011. This course is approved for 24 hours of Continuing Education.
The next EMT Refresher Class is TBD. - See Breaking News above.
The schedule will be posted on college website under Class Schedule. Students must attend all four days in their entirety. To successfully complete the course and receive a certificate, the student must, successfully complete a written final exam, written scope of practice exam, all required skills and submit proof (copies of the completion certificates) of successful completion of the following FEMA courses. (They are free.) Links to the FEMA Independent study page and links to the individual courses may be found under our "Links" tab.
FEMA IS - 100b - Intro to Incident Command System
FEMA IS - 700a - National Incident Management System
FEMA IS- 346 - Orientation to Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel
Who should enroll?
Ø Students must be a current or lapsed EMT.
Ø If you are a lapsed EMT, please check the California regulations re: recertifying. Information may be found on the LA County webpages or the California EMS Authority's webpages. Their web links may be found on our EMT resources page.
Ø Student may have successfully completed an EMT course, but has not passed the NREMT exam and is required to take a refresher course to retake the NREMT exam.
Ø If you are having difficulty registering for this class as you are repeating this class, please pick up a Petition for Course Repetition form from Admissions and Records. You will need to attach a copy of your current or lapsed EMT card and if available, a copy of your original EMT Course Completion form. Turn this in to Admissions and Records, attention Debbie Sall. Please monitor your my.canyons email for updates! If you have any other concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your phone number and name.
Ø Students will receive all college notifications through the my.canyons email.
Ø To receive email notifications, sign up for my.canyons email when you apply.
Students must have an official my.canyons email address to receive emails from the school or instructors!!