Cardiac to Paramedic Program

The Accelerated RI EMT-Cardiac to Paramedic program is designed for licensed Cardiacs active in EMS who are looking to advance their career by obtaining a Paramedic certification.

How You'll Do It

Through fast-paced and thorough courses you’ll augment skills you already have and brush up on new terms and practices being developed today. Courses include didactic, hospital and field clinical time. This program is approved by the R.I. Department of Health and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) and it takes into account the time demands of working professionals. Lastly, it’s designed for experienced EMT-Cardiac providers by experienced paramedic staff.

Course Requirements:

Must be a practicing Cardiac for a minimum of 3 years at the start of the course.


April 15, 2019 Monday/Wednesday 6pm-10pm and Saturday 9am-4pm

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years as a practicing licensed AEMT-Cardiac or Cardiac
  • Letter of reference from a peer
  • Letter of verification from an employer
  • Verification of
    • 3 Years practicing as a licensed advanced life support provider
    • Intubated at least 5 patients
    • Responded to and participated in 60 patient contacts
    • Have been in charge of patient care (team lead) for 20 patients requiring advanced level care

Admission requirements for this program are strict and enrollment is competitive.