Recertification Information is available at the OEMS website.
National Continued Competency Program (NCCP)
National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR)
Local Continued Competency Requirements (LCCR)
Individual Continued Competency Requirments (ICCR)
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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.
- NCCP Hours Explained (This table explains the continued competency program categories for recertification at all levels)
- NCCP At a Glance for EMT level (This pie chart displays the recertification categories for EMTs only)
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:
- ConEd Tracking Record for EMTs expiring 2017 or 2018
- ConEd Tracking Record for Paramedics expiring 2017 or 2018
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.
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.