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.
covers the following in a LIVE format via web based learning and is accepted by the NREMT as LIVE education: CECBEMS/CAPCE Accredited F-5 VILT
- Preparatory [1hr]
- Airway [2hrs]
- OB, Infants, Children [2hrs]
- Patient Assessment [3hrs]
- Medical/Behavioral [4hrs]
- Trauma [4hrs]
- Elective [8hrs]
This program is certified by the PA DOH BEMS office and approved by CAPCE Accredited F-5 VILT. CAPCE Credential number is 17-GANN-F5-0010. You can enroll at anytime and take classes in ANY ORDER!
Anytime EMS CEU Package
This EMS package provides anytime access to over 100 self-directed learning modules. Each module is 1.0 hour in length and upon successful completion offers 1.0 credit via CAPCE F-3 for a total distributive learning credit of 100 plus CEUs. This package provides quality education for only $95.00 – that is only $0.95 per credit hour! So, it’s perfect for the busy EMT, AEMT, or paramedic, the National Registry of EMTs accepts these courses for recertification of EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics for the distributive learning portion of your recertification. Plus, you can save by bundling this with our live paramedic or EMT refresher course for a total refresher package.
Lastly, these recorded programs report to CAPCE in real time.