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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.

Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS & Trauma System Requirements 

Arizona Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCT) certifications expire every 2 years from the date of initial issuance. AAC R9-25-401(C). For EMCT recertification, an applicant shall submit one of the following:

  • Certificate of course completion of an applicable refresher course or refresher challenge examination OR
  • Documentation of current registration in a national certification organization OR
  • Completion of continuing education hours as listed below. AAC Rg-25-404(C).

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, EMT-I(99) (Intermediate), or AEMT:

48 hours to include a minimum of five hours in pediatric emergency every two years. AAC R9-25-404(C)(3)(c)(i) or (ii). Enroll in our 48 Hour Live Paramedic Refresher refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for EMT:

24 hours to include a minimum of five hours in pediatric emergency every two years. AAC R9-25-404(C)(3)(c)(i) or (ii). Enroll in our BLS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


For more information visit: The Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS & Trauma System

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