NREMT Recertification Cheat Sheet

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REFRESHER
An approved DOT National Standard or National Scope of Practice course -OR- topical ConEd hours
ADDITIONAL ConEd
Additional topical ConEd hours
CPR
Must be current through your expiration date
ACLS
Must be current through your expiration date
The form

First Responder
(xfer to NREMR)

DOT Refresher, 12 hoursnot neededYESnot needed Download now

EMT-Basic
(xfer to NREMT)

DOT Refresher, 24 hours48 hoursYESnot needed Download now

EMT-Intermediate 85
(xfer to NRAEMT)

DOT Refresher, 36 hours36 hoursYESnot needed Download now

EMT-Intermediate 99
(xfer to NRP)

DOT Refresher, 36 hours36 hoursYESnot needed Download now

Paramedic
(xfer to NRP)

DOT Refresher, 48 hours24 hoursYESYES Download now

NREMR

SOP Refresher, 12 hoursnot neededYESnot needed

NREMT

SOP Refresher, 24 hours48 hoursYESnot needed

NRAEMT

SOP Refresher, 36 hours36 hoursYESnot needed

NRP

SOP Refresher, 48 hours24 hoursYESYES

New EMT Licensure Levels

A national EMS Scope of Practice model was developed to describe the responsibilities of different members of the emergency medical system. Following are the new nationally certified licensure levels.

Emergency Medical Responder

Possesses basic lifesaving knowledge and skills necessary to initiate immediate care for critical patients.

Emergency Medical Technician

Provide basic medical care for critical patients during transport and provide intervention as necessary.

Advanced EMT

Performs basic and advanced intervention for patients during transport to the emergency care system.

Paramedic

Performs basic and advanced intervention and handles complex decisions during transport to emergency care.

Background information:

Transition Information

As part of the Scope of Practice guidelines, the five old levels of licensure will be converted into 4 new levels. Following is a list of your transition plan and the timeline you must complete this transition by.

Old DesignationNew DesignationTransition DeadlineTransition Guide
First ResponderEmergency Medical Responder (EMR)September 30, 2015*First Responder to Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
EMT-BasicEmergency Medical Technician (EMT)March 31, 2015*EMT-Basic to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
EMT-I/85Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)March 31, 2015*EMT-I/85 to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
EMT-I/99Paramedic (NRP)March 31, 2017*EMT-I/99 to Paramedic (NRP)
EMT-ParamedicParamedic (NRP)March 31, 2015*EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic (NRP)

* For people that renewed AFTER 2011 under an OLD designation, you may have an extra year for transition, see details in the PDF guide.

NOTICE: EMT-Intermediate 99s will transfer to NRP, this will add the requirement for ACLS certification during your transfer.

More Information

The PDF guides with details:

First Responder
First Responder
(xfer to NREMR)
EMT-Basic
EMT-Basic
(xfer to NREMT)
Intermediate-85
Intermediate-85
(xfer to NRAEMT)
Intermediate-99
Intermediate-99
(xfer to NRP)
Paramedic
Paramedic
(xfer to NRP)
NREMT
EMR
NREMT
EMT
NRAEMT
AEMT
NR Paramedic
Paramedic

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