EMT Initial Training & Recert

EMT & Paramedic CE Recertification Requirements

Recertification Information is available at the OEMS website.

 

National Continued Competency Program (NCCP)

Provider Level

National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR)

Credit Hours

Local Continued Competency Requirements (LCCR)

Credit Hours

Individual Continued Competency Requirments (ICCR)

Credit Hours

Total
EMT 20 10 10 40
AEMT 25 (20 BLS/5 ALS) 12.5 12.5 50
Paramedic 30 15 15 60

The NCCR includes specific topics and outlines which are provided to instructors by the National Registry in the National Continued CompetencyRequirements (NCCR) EMT and Paramedic Education Guides

The LCCR may include approved EMS courses mandated by OEMS or the Region. These are courses which typically include information unique to MA or the Region. Any approved EMS course can currently be used in this category, unless otherwise mandated, but examples of "Local" type topics include: Protocol Update, ALS/BLS Interface, Interfacility Transfer, MOLST, STEMI POE, Stroke POE, Trauma POE, Stretcher Use & Safety, Restraints, M&M Rounds, BBP.

The ICCR may include any approved EMS course of interest to you.

Documentation

Insist on receiving a copy of the course roster (with approval number) or a certificate of completion signed by the instructor as evidence of course completion.  You will need to enter your credits at the National Registry site (if you hold a National Registry card) or the massemt.org site if you are a MA certified only (you will still need to pay a fee to NR for maintaining your continuing education hours).  Your Training Officer will need to verify the training, so be prepared to present evidence of completion (instructor signed roster or certificate).

The OEMS database for searching continuing education history is being phased out, so it’s important to keep your own accurate records. Use these forms to track your credits:

Online or Distributive Education*

Online credits or distributive education credits are limited.

If your certification expires 4/1/17 or later, you are limited to one-third online credits in the National (NCCR) category. NONE of the Local category can be done online, but ALL of the Individual category can be done online.

Refer to MDPH/OEMS AR2-212 (page 6, Section H) for complete details.

*The National Registry defines distributive education as an educational activity in which the learner, the instructor, and the educational materials are not all present in the same place at the same time.

All continuing education hours must be completed within your current certification cycle. Education completed on or prior to your previous March 31 expiration date will NOT be accepted. If this is your first certification cycle, only education completed after the date of your initial certification will be accepted.

 

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