Who Should Take This Course?

Our 24 Hour EMT Transition Topics EMS-CE course is designed for EMT-Basics who want to transition to EMT in order to be eligible for National EMS Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT). Visit the NREMT EMT Transition Policy website for additional information.

Per new EMS Education Standards, an EMT-Basic with an expiration date of March 31, 2011 or March 31, 2012 has two registration cycles (4 years) to complete a state approved Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) transition course to be eligible for National EMS Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT).

The NREMT-Basic is not required to complete a National EMS Certification Examination to transition to the EMT level.

Current Certification Expires:Complete Transition By:

24 Hour EMT Transition Topics Course

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Course Sections

This Emergency Medical Technician Transition course consists of 6 modules broken down into 55 sections. Students must complete the sections in sequential order within the Online Training System (OTS) as listed below.

Module 1
1Workforce Safety and Wellness
2Therapeutic Communication
3Legal Issues in EMS
4Anatomy and Physiology: Cellular Metabolism
5Ambient Air, Airway, and Mechanics of Ventilation
6Regulation of Ventilation, Ventilation/Perfusion Ratio, & Transport of Gases
7Blood, Cardiac Function, and the Vascular System
8Life Span Development
9Public Health and EMS
10EMS Pharmacology
Module 1 Objectives Learned Assignment
Module 2
11Medical Terminology
12Issues in Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation
13Critical Thinking
14Assessment of the Trauma Patient
15Assessment of the Medical Patient
Module 2 Objectives Learned Assignment
Module 3
16Neurology: Altered Mental Status
17Neurology: Stroke
18Neurology: Seizures
19Abdominal Emergencies and Gastrointestinal Bleeding
20Immunology: Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions
21Endocrine Emergencies: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia
22Endocrine Emergencies: Hyperglycemic Disorders
23Psychiatric Disorders
24Cardiovascular Emergencies: Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndrome
25Cardiovascular Emergencies: Congestive Heart Failure
26Cardiovascular Emergencies: Hypertensive and Vascular Emergencies
Module 3 Objectives Learned Assignment
Module 4
27Toxicology: Street Drugs
28Respiratory Emergencies: Airway Resistance Disorders
29Respiratory Emergencies: Lung and Gas Exchange Disorders
30Respiratory Emergencies: Infectious Disorders
31Hematology: Blood Disorders
32Renal Disorders
33Gynecologic Emergencies
34Emergencies Involving the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
35Issues in Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation
Module 4 Objectives Learned Assignment
Module 5
37Bleeding and Bleeding Control
38Chest Trauma
39Abdominal Trauma
40Soft Tissue Injuries: Crush Injury and Compartment Syndrome
41Orthopedic Trauma
42Head and Traumatic Brain Injury
43Complete and Incomplete Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries
Module 5 Objectives Learned Assignment
Module 6
44Trauma in Special Populations: Pediatrics
45Trauma in Special Populations: Geriatric
46Trauma in Special Populations: Pregnancy
47Diving Emergencies: Decompression Sickness and Arterial Embolism
48Lightning Strike Injuries
49Obstetrics (Antepartum Complications)
53Special Challenges
54Safely Operating an Ambulance
55Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management
Module 6 Objectives Learned Assignment
Course Exam

Course Exams

  • After each module is completed, the student will complete an Objectives Learned assignment.
  • There is a comprehensive final exam based on the material covered in the 6 course modules.
  • The final exam consists of 100 questions randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • An 80% or better score is needed in order to pass the final exam.* If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the modules and sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.

Course Format

This is a 100% online, fully narrated course. The training is self-paced and available 24/7.

Our 24 Hour EMT Transition Topics Course Online includes up-to-date, high quality training designed with your learning as our top priority. The course features interactive training modules, which combine audio and visual elements for maximum retention. The course is completed entirely online using a computer with an internet connection and is available 24/7. For your convenience, it can be completed over time, and your progress will be saved to the last section completed.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which will be provided through our state-of-the-art Online Training System, in PDF format.

EMS Continuing Education

This course is provided by Safety Unlimited and has been approved for 24 hours of EMS Continuing Education by California C.E. provider #56-0013, CAPCE provider #SUNI10321. Check with your state EMS Authority for any possible additional requirements.


This course is provided by Safety Unlimited and certified by the state of California (provider #56-0013) and the Ventura County EMS Agency (provider #56-0013). It meets California state and NMERT requirements for 24 Hour EMT Transition training.

For other states, please check with your local and state EMS Authority to see if this course is accepted. Each state determines its own standard and the courses accepted. Our 24 Hour EMT Transition course meets the National EMS Scope of Practice Model.


Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is issued in PDF format by the EMS Training Institute.

Course Objective

The objective of our online 24 Hour EMT Transition Topics Course is to assist EMT-Basics who want to become eligible for National EMS Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT).

Additional Training

Please contact your local and state EMS Authority to ensure all requirements are met. In California, valid CPR certification and EMT Skills Testing are required. This EMT-B to EMT Transition Topics course online provides valuable information to assist with EMT training, but it is not meant to replace hands-on training which is critical.  

In ALL situations, EMTs must ensure they are adequately trained to do their job.

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