Scott McConnell, RN, BSN, CEN, NRP, EMS-I, and Distance CME co-founder, walks through recertifying with the NREMT.
How to recertify your NREMT
To re-up your standing as an NREMT, you need 72 hours of continuing education. Those 72 hours are comprised of:
- 24 hours of refresher courses.
- 48 hours of elective courses pertinent to your job as an EMT.
For the refresher courses, you can use of maximum of 10 hours of distributive education, i.e. online, pre-recorded classes. That leaves you with a minimum of 14 hours of live continuing education.
For the elective courses, you have a bit more flexibility, but the impetus of live education remains. Of the required 48 hours, you can take a maximum of 24 hours of distributive education. Further, you can take a maximum of 24 hours of education in one topic area. If you enjoy the classroom setting, 1 college credit equates to 8 hours, with a maximum of 24 hours allowed.
Or, you can get all the continuing education you need through Distance CME. All our courses are live and count toward your NREMT recertification.