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Fisdap Launches Transition Courses for EMS Providers To Transition To National Education Standards

ST. PAUL, MN (March 15, 2013) - Fisdap, in cooperation with Inver Hills Community College and three Minnesota EMS agencies (Allina Health, Gold Cross Ambulance and North Memorial Hospital), has developed online, interactive courses to transition EMS providers from the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) to the National Education Standards (NES) as part of the EMS Education Agenda for the Future.  

Fisdap created the following courses:

  • EMT-Basic to EMT (24 hours)
  • EMT-I/85 to AEMT (24 hours)
  • EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic (10 hours)

To build the curriculum for these courses, Fisdap used the Gap Analysis that was created by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO).  They determined, at a national level, what the “gap” of knowledge was between the “old” National Standard Curriculum and the “new” National Education Standards.  

The key information outlined in the Gap Analysis comprises the training modules presented in Fisdap’s training videos. The training content is meant to be universal for all United States EMS providers and also follows the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines. While these videos may or may not follow specific state or local guidelines, they do meet the gap of knowledge required for EMS providers to transition.  More information about the Gap Analysis can be found at  

The Fisdap Transition Course contains 24 hours of transition material for EMT-Basic to EMT and EMT-I/85 to AEMT. There are 10 hours of transition material from EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic.  

The content is laid out by topic with videos and quizzes attached. Fisdap designed these courses for working EMS professionals--the training can easily be interrupted and then restarted.  

To complete the course, providers will be required to score 100% on each quiz before advancing to the next topic. After successful completion of the course, providers will receive a course completion certificate and be eligible for continuing education hours through CECBEMS.

The cost for the Transition Course is $75 per provider. Providers can purchase individual accounts. States, ambulance agencies, etc. can buy provider accounts in bulk.

More information is available on the Fisdap website:

For questions about the Transition Course content or specific, state/NREMT compliance, contact Gabe Romero, Director of Education, 651-783-5680 x115,

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