University Emergency Medicine Student Association

“Preparing Tomorrow’s Heroes”

EMR Recertification Course

Recertification is open to previous UEMSA EMR students only.


The recertification course is taught in conjunction with the full EMR course over 8 weeks. Only specific classes and labs must be attended. Recertification students will take their final written exam and practicals during the course's final week. See the schedule below for required attendance dates..

Upon completion of the course, students will be certified as an Emergency Medical Responder by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). CPR certification is "BLS for Healthcare Providers" through the American Heart Association. Both certifications are valid for two years.

The course content (lecture material, skill sheets, quizzes, and ride-along documentation) will be provided through USF's Canvas program. The course textbook is optional; PowerPoints are provided through Canvas.

Attendance is mandatory to all class meetings. Excessive tardies or late arrivals due to other obligations or classes is prohibited. 

Lecture and lab meetings provide additional information that is not covered in the PowerPoints or available on Canvas. Also, the certification requires a minimum number of classroom hours. As such, a student can only miss 2 hours of excused class instruction. Other university classes are not considered an excused absence.


  • Previous UEMSA EMR student who received an EMR and CPR certification.
  • Uniform: None. If you are interesting in joining the MRU, black pants/BDUs and black boots are required.
  • Tools: Stethoscope, watch with "seconds" display.
  • Physical: Students must have the ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. Student must be able to see, hear, talk, taste, smell, balance, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms
  • Willingness to learn

Tuition and Payment: 

  • $75; includes CPR and EMR completion cards
  • Payment plans available.
  • Methods: Cash, check, money order, or credit card (via PayPal with processing fee)
  • This course cannot be paid with financial aid or any similar program

Email us to register!