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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.

Connecticut Dept. of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services Requirements

Paramedic licenses must be renewed annually during the month of birth. CGS, Chapter 368a, Sec. 19a-88(e)
AEMT, EMT, and EMR certificates must be renewed every three years from the date of initial certification. CGS, Chapter 384d, Sec. 20-206mm(e)

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:

Evidence of completion of a mobile intensive care training program and pass an examination prescribed by the commissioner. CGS, Chapter 384d, Sec. 20-206mm(a). DistanceCME recommends this program ALS NCCP + Anytime


Requirements for AEMTs:

25 hours of refresher training and 23 hours of continuing education every two years. R.C.S.A. § 19a-179-16a(c)(2)(A)-(B). DistanceCME recommends this program  ALS NCCP 


Requirements for EMTs:

25 hours of refresher training every two years through the end of the sixth consecutive year of certification. Then 25 hours every thirty-six months. R.C.S.A. § 19a-179-16a(b)(2)(A). DistanceCME recommends this program BLS NCCP + Anytime


Requirements for EMRs:

15 hours of refresher training every two years through the end of the sixth consecutive year of certification. Then 15 hours every thirty-six months. R.C.S.A. § 19a-179-16a(a)(2)(A). DistanceCME recommends this program 18 Hour NREMR Refresher


For more information visit: Connecticut Dept. of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services Requirements

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