Paramedic Program

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program overview

Accredited by CAAHEP/CoAEMSP
Financial Aid available for those who qualify
100% New York Exam pass rate
As reported to ABHES in the 2018 – 2019 reporting period

Center for Allied Health Education’s Paramedic Program is an intensive course, leading to New York State Department of Health and New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will also receive BLS, ACLS, and PALS and PHTLS certification. The course curriculum includes didactic and laboratory work, as well as clinical (hospital and ambulance) rotations.

The Center’s Paramedic Program is an approved National Registry Skills Testing Site and qualifies graduates for the National Registry Practical Exam.


CAHE’s Paramedic Program is now offered in a new hybrid/online format. It features live, interactive lectures, utilizing robust online technology and is accessible from any device, at any time, giving our students the flexibility that they need. Students have an option to attend live lectures on campus as well.

The Program follows a convenient quarterly schedule, aimed to accommodate work schedules and provide more flexible schedule options to students. The Program is offered in either a Full-Time (12 months) or Part-Time (18 months) schedule options.

Clinical Requirements:

Students are required to complete 596 hours of clinical rotations on ambulances and at clinical sites.

The program is offered to residents of NY, NJ, PA and CT. All lab sessions and clinical rotations occur in New York.
For eligibility in other states, please contact ourAdmissions Department at 718-645-3500.

To graduate from Center for Allied Health Education's Paramedic Program, a student is required to:

  1. Meet all academic requirements
  2. Meet all clinical requirements and attain all required competencies
  3. Meet all financial obligations
  4. Return their swipe card, ID card, etc.
  5. Receive certification in BCLS, ACLS, PALS and PHTLS
  6. Successfully complete the current version of the following FEMA Courses:
    • IS-100
    • IS-200
    • IS-700
    • IS-800
    • IS-5 (NYS Requirement) or a HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness Level (National Registry Requirement)

Students have twenty (20) weeks from the originally scheduled graduation date to complete all missing graduation requirements. Upon successful completion of the entire course of study and meeting all financial obligations, individuals will be eligible for graduation and the subsequent:

  1. National Registry Skill Exam
  2. NYS DOH EMS Written Exam
  3. Application to the National Registry Computerized Exam
  4. NYC REMAC Certification Exam

Students must hold a NYS EMT-Basic certification when enrolling in the Paramedic program. Upon graduation, students will receive a certificate of completion and are prepared to sit for the certification exams administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and/or New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS. The NYS Paramedic Certification is required to begin work in this field within the state(s) where students are currently located. Click here for certification requirements for all other states. Upon graduation, students who would like to qualify to sit for the National Registry Exam administered by the NREMT will be required to provide proof of having completed the HAZWOPER course offered by OSHA.

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