Every two years, EMTs must recertify by either taking a class or completing 40 hours of further education and training. Hours should be uploaded to the national registry webpage (nremt.org). For a comprehensive guide to recertification, click here.

(This page updated 4/12/18)


National Component

The national competency component requires all EMRs to obtain 8 hours of continuing education. The topic areas for the national component is published by the National Registry every four years. The most recent revision of the National Component was published in October 2016.

Airway/Respiration/Ventilation: 1 Hour

Ventilation [0.5 Hour]

Oxygenation [0.5 Hour]

Cardiovascular: 2.5 Hours

Post-Resuscitation Care [0.5 Hour]

Stroke [0.5 Hour]

Cardiac Arrest [0.5 Hour]

Pediatric Cardiac Arrest [1 Hour]

Trauma: 0.5 Hour

Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury [0.5 Hour]

Medical: 3 Hours

OB Emergencies [0.5 Hour]

Infectious Diseases [0.25 Hour]

Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies[0.25 Hour]

Toxicological Emergencies – Opioids[0.5 Hour]

Neurological Emergencies – Seizures[0.5 Hour]

Endocrine Emergencies – Diabetes[0.5 Hour]

Immunological Emergencies [0.5 Hour]

Operations: 1 Hour

Field Triage—Disasters/MCIs [0.5 Hour]

EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations [0.25 Hours]

EMS Culture of Safety[0.25 Hours]

4 Hours Local/State Continuing Education

-See Vermont’s distribution of topics here: http://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/LCCR%20Requirements%202017.161209.pdf

4 Hours Individual Continuing Education

-online courses, journal articles, and videos work for this one!


How to get recert hours?

–Attend or Teach a J-term lecture or help with practicals
–Attend an EMS Conference
–Take online courses at centrelearnsolutions.com
–Ask an MREMS Staff Member to go over topic with you
–CPR courses, Protocol Update classes, or other trainings count

See NREMT website for more information: https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/nccp


Contact Kate Ingwersen at MREMS: krothwell@middleburyems.com


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