Classes at the Gordon Center
Our continuing education classes are designed primarily for healthcare providers,
especially emergency responders: paramedics & EMTs, nurses and nurse practitioners,
physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and physicians. A few of our courses
are suitable for those who, although not licensed as healthcare providers, have
responsibilities that require them to act emergently to ensure public safety.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS
All our courses are approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
for continuing education credit for prehospital providers. Our division is also
an approved provider of nurses contact hours by the Florida Board of Nursing, #50-329.
On the national level, we are an accredited organization of the Continuing Education
Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), provider number UMIA0005.
The menu of courses to the left is compiled by subject area or discipline. Click on the topic and select the particular course to access its description, fee, and dates offered at the Gordon Center. All classes take place at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building, 1120 N.W. 14th Street, run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and include course materials, unless indicated otherwise. Materials for American Heart Association courses may be picked up in advance; shipping charges are additional. See the links below the course menu on the left to download an entire 6-month term schedule.
IF A CLASS IS FULL
Learners selecting a class that has reached its registration cap will have the option of being on a waiting list at no charge or registering for a class on an alternate date.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Except for a few noted exceptions, prepayment of tuition or prior arrangement for departmental billing is required. Registrants may pay by credit cardâ€”American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visaâ€”during the online process.
There is also an option to pay later, which may be by:
- Check payable to University of Miami Gordon Center and mailed to P.O. Box 016960 (D-41), Miami, FL 33101
- Employer upon invoice (requiring preapproval)
- University of Miami Interdepartmental Requisition (IDR) sent in advance via interoffice mail.
Automatic confirmation of registration will include a payment reference number for your records that can also serve as a receipt for reimbursement, or it will have a notation to follow up on your payment arrangements.
Refunds or credit for future classes will only be issued with notification of withdrawal at least two days prior to the date of class. Requests for refund must be in writing, include the reason for withdrawal and be received no later than 30 days following withdrawal. Tuition will be refunded minus 15% for administrative costs or the cost of course materials provided.
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
Classes are subject to cancellation or rescheduling, with notice, if minimum registration is not achieved. In the event of an official declaration of emergency status or designation of Hurricane Watch in Miami-Dade County as of 6:00 a.m., any class scheduled on that day will be considered cancelled without further notice. For classes that are cancelled or rescheduled, tuition will be refunded in full, upon request, or credited for future classes.
Gordon Center curricula in acute coronary syndromes, stroke, and airway management are taught to paramedic students at most of Floridaâ€™s state-funded training programs. Some of those colleges offer classes in our Emergency Response to Terrorism and make available continuing education classes in one or more of the curricula for practicing paramedics. Community and state colleges and vocational-technical institutes across Florida also host trainings that are conducted by our faculty and presented at no charge as part of an ongoing commitment to improving prehospital provider education statewide.
Curricula developed by the Gordon Center are available to hospitals, EMS agencies, fire rescue departments, and educational institutions for their instructors to utilize for in-house training. Become a TC to learn how you can obtain one or more of our programs, including Advanced Stroke Life SupportÂ®, for trained instructors to teach at your facility and explore the option of our faculty conducting instructor training at your location.