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NREMT Recertification Information

Most, if not all of your questions can be found in the recertification brochures or the section below.

  NREMT First Responder Re-registration Requirements
  NREMT Basic Re-registration Requirements
  NREMT Intermediate/85 Re-registration Requirements
  NREMT Intermediate/99 Re-registration Requirements
  EMR Re-registration Requirements
  EMT Re-registration Requirements
  AEMT Re-registration Requirements
  Paramedic Re-registration Requirements

Common NREMT Recertification Questions

Can I do all of my CE hours over the internet?

No, The NREMT only accepts a portion of your required CEU from an online source (Distributive education).

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.

What does the NREMT accept as valid continuing education?

The NREMT accepts official state approved continuing education OR continuing education approved by CECBEMS, the Continuing Education Coordinating Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Do the CEUs need to be CECBEMS approved?

No, The NREMT accepts official state approved continuing education. CE Solutions is approved by multiple state EMS offices.

What category (F1, F2, F3 or F5) does CE Solutions courses fall under for the NREMT?

CE Solutions is considered F3.

F1: One time live event, such as a Conference.
 
F2: Live event taught multiple times, such as in-person instruction (ACLS, or a CE class).

F3: Distributed education, a method of instruction that relies primarily on indirect communication between students and teachers, including internet or other electronic-based delivery, teleconferencing, or correspondence.

F5: (VILT) Virtual Instructor Led Training.

Can I use the same CEUs for National Registry and for my state re-certification?

Yes, you may report the same CEUs you receive to multiple agencies like a state EMS and the NREMT.

Does CE Solutions report my CEUs to the NREMT?

No, you will need to setup an account at the NREMT website and report your CEUs.

Where can I get the other CEUs to complete my NREMT re-certification?

You should contact your State EMS Office and/or your local EMS educational institution for the location of approved EMS education courses in your state.

Why do I have to take a transition course to recertify?

The Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum is no longer being used, and has been replaced by the National Scope of Practice. Every level of EMS practice had new content added to its respective curriculum. In order to ensure that every provider has the appropriate knowledge of this new content, the NREMT is requiring proof of successful completion of a State approved transition/Refresher course.

How many hours are in the transition course?

This will vary on a state-to-state basis. For additional information, please contact your State EMS Office.

Can I count those hours toward my recertification requirements?

Yes. Any hours contained in the transition course may be applied to the "Refresher" section or "Continuing Education" section of the recertification.

How long will I have to complete a transition course?

The NREMT will begin processing transition courses of providers who expire in 2012. First Responder to EMR, EMT-Basic to EMT, and EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic will have 2 recertification cycles (4 years) to complete their transition course. Intermediate/85 to AEMT and Intermediate/99 to Paramedic will have 3 recertification cycles (6 years) to complete their transition course.

What happens if I do not successfully complete a transition course within my time period?

If you submit an acceptable recertification application but fail to submit proof of a transition course within your transition period, you will automatically be recertified at the next-lowest level. For example, if you are an EMT-Basic and submit your completed recertification materials but fail to provide proof of a transition course, you will be issued a certification at the EMR level.

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