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Although we strive to keep everything updated, please check with your state EMS Representative for the most current re-certification information.

Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS Requirements 

Alabama licensees must renew every 2 years.  Renewal applications received after March 1 will not guarantee the applicant’s license will be processed in time to avoid expiring.  All licenses expire at midnight on March 31 in the stated year of their expiration. Alabama Administrative Code 420-2-1-.23

An individual who was licensed prior to 1986 and was not required to obtain NREMT certification for initial licensure will be granted amnesty for the requirement to maintain NREMT certification but must meet the current OEMS CE requirements. Alabama Administrative Code 420-2-1-.23 (5)

Covid – 19 Updates

In this unprecedented time, states and the NREMT are trying to update policies to keep us safe while retaining the levels of education and certification. Please check with your state to ensure you have the most up-to-date requirements.

Requirements for Paramedics:

60 hours every two years. Enroll in our ALS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for Advanced EMT (AEMT):

50 hours every two years. Enroll in our ALS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for EMT-Intermediate:

50 hours every two years (must follow NCCR requirements for AEMTs). Enroll in our ALS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for EMT:

40 hours every two years. Enroll in our BLS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for EMR:

16 hours every two years. Enroll in our 18 Hour NREMR Refresher refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


For more information visit: The Alabama Office of EMS and Trauma

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