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 Competency Requirements (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.
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).
Online or Distributive Education*
Online credits or distributive education credits are no longer limited.
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.
To become an emergency medical technician, you need to be 18 years of age with the ability to read and write English in order to complete the state certification exam (practical & written required). You should also be able to:
MA Dept of Health and Human Services EMT Initial Training
Massachusetts EMS Accredited Training Institutions
Occupational Outlook Handbook description of EMT job
Region II EMT Initial Training Opportunities
AD Quality EMS Training
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The Basic EMT training program is the basic course for Emergency Medical Technician/ambulance that follows the guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Health Education and Welfare in conjunction with the National Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation. This is a lecture, discussion, demonstration, and practical application of the knowledge and skill necessary to care for individuals who have life-threatening emergencies and injuries.
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