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Texas Department of State Health Services CE Provider #101129
California CE Provider #94-4601
CECBEMS Provider #PCESL1000: Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.

CE Solutions/FirefighterCE continuing education courses are accepted by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) and by any state that accepts continuing education approved by another State's Division of Fire. Due to the dynamic nature of changes in individual state regulations it is best to verify with your state to make sure that they accept continuing education courses from CE Solutions.

Texas Firefighters are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education every year to renew all of their certificates. (If you have a Hazmat Technician certificate, you must complete an additional 10 hours, for a total of 30 hours.)

There are two types of continuing education individual TCFP certificate holders can document, either Level 1, Level 2 or a combination of the two. "Level 1" is training that repeats course material from any basic curriculum in which you hold your certification. "Level 2" is training to develop new fire service-related skills or college courses in fire science: http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/certification/individual_renewals.asp#required_hours 

For 2013 TCFP CE Requirement changes Click Here

Ohio Firefighters are required to have 54 hours of CE per 3 year certification cycle; this CE must be approved by an Ohio Fire Chief or program director of a chartered fire training program. You may contact the State of Ohio at 800-233-0785 for additional information. Please visit this page for additional information: http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS_FF_CE_Requirement.htm

To the best of our knowledge this information is correct. To Verify accuracy of the information please contact your state for the latest acceptance information.

Acceptance of continuing education requirements are subject to change and CE Solutions does not assume any liability for courses taken that are not accepted by your regulatory agency. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the courses are accepted by your agency.

National Registry
Rocca V. Morando Building
6610 Busch Blvd.
PO Box 29233
Columbus, Ohio  43229
(614) 888-4484

The NREMT accepts distributive education (online, video, or magazine-based) that is State or CECBEMS approved. CE Solutions is State approved and accredited by multiple State EMS Divisions including Texas Department of State Health Services CE Provider #101129 and California Emergency Medical Services Authority CE Provider #94-4601. Click Here for NREMT Recertification Information.

NREMT-First Responder or EMR
May complete up to 6 hours of the Additional EMS related CE requirements using CE Solutions.

NREMT-Basic or EMT:
May complete up to 10 hours of the Refresher requirements and may complete up to 24 hours of the Additional EMS related CE requirements using CE Solutions.

NREMT-Intermediate or AEMT:
May complete up to 10 hours of the Refresher requirements and may complete up to (18 hours for EMT-I85) or (18 hours for EMT-I99) of the Additional EMS related CE requirements using CE Solutions.

NREMT-Paramedic or Paramedic:
May complete up to 10 hours of the Refresher requirements and may complete up to 12 hours of the Additional EMS related CE requirements using CE Solutions.


Alabama
Alabama Dept. of Public Health Emergency Medical Services
RSA Tower Suite 750
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
(334) 206-5383

Alabama accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. In order to renew in 2013 you will need to follow the National Registry guidelines and have a current National Registry certification.

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Alaska
Section on Community Health & EMS
PO Box 110616
Juneau, AK 99811-0616
(907)465-3141
(907)465-4101 (FAX)

Alaska accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The total number of hours which may be applied towards EMT-I, EMT-II, or EMT-III recertification is limited to 24 hours per two year certification period and there is no limit for MICP.

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Arizona
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue Phoenix
Arizona 85007
602-542-1025

Arizona certified EMT-Is and EMT-Ps may obtain continuing education through CE Solutions with the approval from your medical director. EMT-Bs must have a current NREMT-Basic registration or complete an Arizona EMT-B refresher.


Arkansas
Emergency Medical Services
5800 West 10th Street
Suite 800 Little Rock
AR 72204
501-661-2262 Fax 501-280-4901

Arkansas accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program and you may obtain 12 hours during each 2 year recertification period CE through CE Solutions.


California
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6073
Phone: (916) 322-4336

California accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program and CE Solutions is a California CE Provider #94-4601. You may obtain your continuing education and recertify using CE Solutions.

CE Solutions provides access to an instructor for California members 24/7 via email, telephone, instant messenger and fax to answer questions, provide clarification, provide feedback, address concerns, etc and is classified as instructor based continuing education.


Colorado
Colorado Dept of Public Health & Environment
EMS Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
Denver, CO 80222-1530
303-692-2980

Colorado EMTs have the option to renew their licenses with a current NREMT registration. Please read the National Registry information above.

Continuing education hours can be earned online if recognized by the local education center. Please check with your local education agency to see if they will accept CEU from an out of state CE Provider that is accredited by another State Office of EMS.


Connecticut
DPH-Office of EMS
410 Capitol Avenue
MS #12EMS
PO box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860-509-7975

In order to receive credit in Connecticut, courses must be approved by each sponsoring hospital's Clinical Coordinator and must be administered within the state by a state-approved instructor. If you'd like to obtain continuing education from CE Solutions, contact your clinical coordinator.


Delaware
Office of EMS
Blue Hen Corporate Center
Suite 4H
655 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-4710

Delaware accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program.


District of Columbia
Office of Emergency Health & Medical Services
1923 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001
(202) 673-3320 Fax: (202) 462-0807

CE Solutions is accepted in DC, and The State of Delaware follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Florida
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C18
Tallahassee, FL 32311-1738
850-245-4440

Florida requires approval of continuing education by each district's Medical Director. You may obtain your continuing education from CE Solutions with the approval from your medical director.

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Georgia
Georgia Office of Emergency Medical Services
2600 Skyland Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
404-679-0547

In Georgia, continuing education must be approved by the Georgia office of EMS, a regional Medical Director, or an Ambulance Service Medical Director or by CECBEMS.

The local Medical Director may approve continuing education only for personnel affiliated with the service for which he/she is responsible. If approved by the local Medical Director, then a description of the training shall be filed with the regional EMS Coordinator prior to the beginning of the continuing education activity on a form provided by the Georgia office of EMS.

Georgia Board of EMS will also accept all courses approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). If the certificate of completion does not state that the offering is approved by CECBEMS, then it must be approved by your medical director or by a Georgia EMS program staff. Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.

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Hawaii
Dept of EMS
Kapi'olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816-4496
808-733-9210

Hawaii accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The State of Hawaii follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Idaho
Provider Resource Coordinator
Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
208-334-4000

Idaho accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program.

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Illinois
Illinois Dept of Public Health
Division of EMS
525 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
217-785-2080

Illinois accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. You may obtain your continuing education from CE Solutions with the approval of your EMS System or Resource Hospital. Please note that your system or resource hospital may require that up to 50% of your CEUs be earned through attendance at system-taught courses and no more than 25% of your CEUs may be in the same subject.


Indiana
State Emergency Management Agency
Room E239 - IGCS
302 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-6804

Indiana accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program and accepts distance education. Online continuing education courses are not endorsed by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, but may be used for continuing education with approval from your training officer or supervising hospital.

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Iowa
Iowa Dept. of Public Health-Bureau of EMS
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
515-281-0620

Iowa requires that 50% of your continuing education be formal hours. Internet-delivered courses which are CECBEMS approved, designated for your level and address at least one of the following topics are considered formal hours:

  • Airway Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Trauma, Medical, Behavioral Emergencies
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Patient Care Record Documentation

Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.

The other 50% of your continuing education is considered "Optional Hours" which do not have to be CECBEMS approved and can be approved by your Medical Director, or a community sponsor. You may obtain your "optional" continuing education from CE Solutions with approval from your medical director.


Kansas
Kansas Board of EMS
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street Suite 1031
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-7296

Kansas Board of EMS requires that all correspondence continuing education be approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). If the certificate of completion does not state that the offering is approved by CECBEMS, then it is not acceptable for Kansas certification renewal. Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.


Kentucky
EMS Branch
Health Services Building
275 Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-8963

Kentucky accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. On-line or distance education, shall not to exceed fifty (50) percent of the total required continuing education as established by the board.

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Louisiana
Emergency Medical Services
11224 Boardwalk Drive
Suite A-1
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 275-1764

Louisiana accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The State of Louisiana follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Maine
Maine EMS
45 Commerce Drive Suite 1
152 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0152
207-626-3860

Maine accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. Maine EMS grants CEH for programs offered through professional journals, audio and visual media, teleconferencing, and the Internet. To receive approval, the applicant must submit forms required by Maine EMS Rules (see Ch. 8, §2.3). Credit for these programs will not appear on the Maine EMS web site. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit copies of program certificates with their renewal application.

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For Maine CEU Requirements please Click Here.

Click Here for the Maine EMS Continuing Education Category Definitions.


Maryland
Education & Certification
653 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
800-762-7157

Maryland accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program, and accepts up to 4 CE hours obtained via CE Solutions for EMT-B, or up to 10 CE hours for Paramedic.


Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services
99 Chauncy Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-753-7300

Massachusetts has adopted the new NREMT Continued Competency Program as the recertification standard. Mass EMS providers who expire in 2014 will have the choice of completing continuing education requirements for recertification under either the old-MA standard or the new-NREMT standard. Providers who expire in 2015 will have to recertify under the new-NREMT standard.

Click Here to learn more about the new continuing education requirements for the Mass NREMT Continued Competency Program.

Thirty three percent of the total hours may be obtained through distributive learning (EMR = 5hrs; EMT = 13; AEMT = 16.5; Paramedic = 20)

EMTs that have never registered with the NREMT will be able to maintain their Massachusetts licensure, without NREMT certification, provided that they meet or exceed NREMT recertification training requirements and fulfill continuing education credits.

To receive credit for courses that do not have an official Mass OEMS number, you may print a discrepancy report form from our download page to submit with your course completion certificates, history summary report, and a copy of the course content.

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Michigan
Michigan Dept of Consumer and Industry Services
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
517-335-0918

Michigan requires lecture and practical continuing education. Michigan accepts CE Solutions' continuing education for the lecture portion of your continuing education. Michigan also requires practical continuing education credits (MFR-5, EMT-7, EMT Specialist-9, Paramedic-10). The practical credits are considered a hands on activity and cannot be completed in a distance education format.

You may download the Michigan CE requirements by Clicking Here

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Minnesota
Office of EMS
2829 University Avenue Southeast
Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3222
651-201-2800

For state CE credits, continuing education must be approved by each district's medical director. The State of Minnesota follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Mississippi
Mississippi DEMS
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
601-364-1100

Mississippi accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The State of Mississippi follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Missouri
Missouri Dept of Health, Bureau of EMS
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-6356

Missouri accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. Courses are accepted for continuing education credit in Missouri based on their approval by other state EMS agencies, per Missouri rule 19CSR 30-40.331, Section 4G. Accreditation of continuing education by appropriate recognized national accrediting bodies and other state EMS agencies shall constitute approval under the EMS Bureau rules. CE Solutions is accredited by other State EMS agencies, therefore we are accepted by The Missouri Dept of Health, Bureau of EMS.

Core courses must comply with DOT guidelines. Missouri has a 5-year re-certification period, during which you are required to complete 100 hours for EMT-B of CE, 48 core and 52 elective; or 144 hours for EMT-P 96 core, 48 elective. You may obtain your continuing education from CE Solutions.

Missouri prefers that you submit the history page instead of sending individual certificates, however it is important to print and save your certificates in case of an audit.


Montana
Montana Board of Medical Examiners
301 South Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(406) 841-2202

All levels of licensed ECPs are required to complete board-specified continuing education requirements prior to their expiration date and a formal refresher course in which an individual or organization validates knowledge and skills. All continuing educational requirements can be met by being currently registered and in good standing by the NREMT. Endorsement continuing education requirements and continued competence is the responsibility of the medical director.

Montana accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The State of Montana follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.

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Nebraska
Nebraska Dept of Health, EMS Division
PO Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
402-471-2158

Nebraska Dept of Health requires that all distributive learning continuing education be approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). If the certificate of completion does not state that the offering is approved by CECBEMS, then it is not acceptable for Nebraska certification renewal. Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.

Click Here for a detailed list of how many CEUs are required and how many of those CEUs can be in the form of distributive education.


Nevada
Emergency Medical Services Office
Nevada State Health Division
4150 Technology Way
Suite 101
Carson City, Nevada 89706
775-687-7590

The State of Nevada requires that all correspondence continuing education must be approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). If the certificate of completion does not state that the offering is approved by CECBEMS, then it is not acceptable for Nevada certification renewal. Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.


New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Safety
Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Richard M. Flynn Fire Academy
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, New Hampshire 03305
(603) 223-4200

New Hampshire accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The State of New Hampshire follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
EMS - CN 367
P.O. Box 360 Trenton
NJ 08625-0360
609-633-7777

For NJ EMT-Ps The State of New Jersey follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.

For NJ EMTs The State of New Jersey accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program for NJ EMTs. We currently have a limited course library for NJ-EMTs. To view our NJ EMT library please register for a test-drive account at the NJ-EMT level.

New Jersey receives a NJ-EMT CEU report from CE Solutions at the first of every month, however NJ-EMTs need to print their certificates and mail them to the state to ensure that all CEU records are entered into the NJ record management system.


New Mexico
New Mexico EMS Bureau
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
Joyce Bradley
505-476-7000

New Mexico accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. A maximum of ten (10) hours of CE credit from a distributive learning program may be applied toward a refresher course blueprint and a maximum of twelve (12) hours of CE credit applied toward the additional CE requirement.


New York
NYS DOH Bureau of EMS
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
518-402-0996

New York accepts CE Solutions' continuing education according to the following guidelines:

  • 3 Year Recertification Program: A maximum of 12 hours for "core content" and 24 hours for additional CME hours may be credited for self-study activities through documented continuing education via publications, video and/or Internet training.
     
  • 5 Year Recertification Program: Continuing education programs should include many different learning activities. Topics must be relevant to EMS and/or prehospital care. You must be able to document attendance and participation. A maximum of 25 hours total may be credited for self-study activities through documented continuing education via publications, video and/or Internet training.

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North Carolina
North Carolina Office of EMS
2707 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2707
(919) 855-3839

North Carolina accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program and accepts all continuing education that is accredited by any State Office of EMS.

North Carolina State OEMS only recertifies a portion of the state EMS personnel and accredited training entities such as large departments, hospitals, colleges, etc recertify the remaining personnel. If you are affiliated with an accredited institution you will need the approval from your institution to obtain your continuing education from CE Solutions.

If you are not affiliated with an accredited institution and recertify through the state, you may use CE Solutions to obtain your CEUs on the grounds that North Carolina State OEMS accepts all continuing education that is accredited by any State Office of EMS and CE Solutions is accredited by multiple State EMS Offices.


North Dakota
North Dakota State Health Department
Division of Emergency Health Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
701-328-2388

The North Dakota Division of EMS (DEMST) has adopted the new NREMT Continued Competency Program as the recertification standard which changes the recertification requirements for North Dakota Nationally Registered EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics.

Click Here to learn more about the new continuing education requirements for the North Dakota Pilot NREMT Continued Competency Program.

Thirty three percent of the total hours may be obtained through distributive learning (EMR = 5hrs; EMT = 13; AEMT = 16.5; Paramedic = 20)


Ohio
Department of Public Safety
Division of EMS
1970 West Broad Street
PO Box 182073
Columbus, OH 43218-2073
800-233-0785

Ohio accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program and accepts all continuing education that is accredited by any State Office of EMS.


Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
EMS Division, Room 1104
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
405-271-4027

The State of Oklahoma follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Oregon
DHS, EMS & Trauma Systems
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 465
Portland, OR 97232
971-673-0520

Oregon EMS Office accepts continuing education that is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.

If necessary, you may complete up to 50% of your required continuing education using courses that are not approved by CECBEMS.

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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dept of Health
PO Box 90
Harrisburg, PA 17108
717-787-8741

CE Solutions is not accepted in the state of Pennsylvania at this time.


Rhode Island
Emergency Medical Services
404 Cannon Building
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
401-277-2401

Rhode Island accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The State of Rhode Island follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


South Carolina
Division of Emergency Medical Services
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Don Whitely
803-545-4269

The State of South Carolina follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


South Dakota
Office of Emergency Medical Services
600 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
803-737-7204

South Dakota accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. The State of South Dakota follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Tennessee
Emergency Medical Services
First Floor, Cordell Hull Building
426 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37247-0701
615-741-2584

The State of Tennessee recognizes courses with CECBEMS approval. EMT-Bs may complete up to 10 hours of continuing education and EMT-Ps may complete up to 15 hours of continuing education. Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.


Texas
Department of State Health Services
Bureau of Emergency Management EMS
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
512-834-6700

Texas accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program and CE Solutions is a Texas Department of State Health Services Approved On-Line CE provider (#101129). You may obtain your continuing education and recertify using CE Solutions.


Utah
Bureau of EMS
PO Box 142004
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
801-273-6666

You may obtain your continuing education from CE Solutions with your training officer's approval.

  • An EMT-B must complete 98 CE hours through any methodology, but 30 of the CE hours must be practical hands-on training. All CE must be related to the required skills and knowledge of an EMT-B.
  • An EMT-I must complete 108 CE hours through any methodology, but 35 of the CE hours must be practical hands-on training. All CE must be related to the required skills and knowledge of an EMT-I.
  • A Paramedic must complete 128 CE hours through any methodology, but 42 of the CE hours must be practical hands-on training. All CE must be related to the required skills and knowledge of a Paramedic.

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Vermont
Vermont Dept. of Health-EMS
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
802-863-7310

The State of Vermont follows the guidelines of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Please read the National Registry information above.


Virginia
Office of EMS
1538 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228
800-523-6019

Virginia does not accept CE Solutions continuing education at the present time.


Washington
Washington State Dept of Health
Office of Emergency Medical & Trauma Prevention
PO Box 47853
Olympia, WA 98504-7853
306-705-6700

You may obtain your continuing education from CE Solutions with your medical director’s approval.


West Virginia
Office of EMS
Bureau of Public Health
1411 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-3956

West Virginia requires that all correspondence continuing education be approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). If the certificate of completion does not state that the offering is approved by CECBEMS, then it is not acceptable for certification renewal. Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.


Wisconsin
Bureau of Local Health Support and EMS
1 W. Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 267-7121

Wisconsin accepts continuing education approved by your medical director or CECBEMS accredited courses. You may obtain your continuing education from CE Solutions with your medical director’s approval. Presently, CE Solutions offers exclusively State Accredited, non-cecbems courses.


Wyoming
Dept. of Health - EMS Office
Room 526, Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
888-228-8996

Wyoming accepts CE Solutions' continuing education program. You may obtain 10 hours of your continuing education from CE Solutions.

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