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Distance CME by OnCourse Learning offers continuing education courses that are nationally accredited by CECBEMS/CAPCE and the PA DOH BEMS. In addition, Distance CME is accepted by the National Registry as an F-5 VILT course, and are accepted hour for hour. Take the entire 48-hour refresher, 24-hour Refresher, NCCP/NCCR, or Critical Care courses 100% online and your hours count just like they would if you were sitting in a classroom in front of an instructor. Eliminate travel and sitting in classes taking time off from work.

Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of EMS Requirements

Iowa certifications must renew every 2 years. IAC 641-131.4(4). Four CE hours during the certification period must include a minimum of one hour in the following topics [IAC 139.4(3)(c):

-Infectious diseases

-Abuse (child and dependent adult)

-Trauma emergencies

-Medical emergencies

Requirements for Paramedic Specialists:

60 hours of continuing education every two years. IAC 131.4(5)(b)(5) Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for Paramedics:

48 hours of continuing education every two years. IAC 131.4(5))(b)(4). Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMT-I/AEMT:

36 hours of continuing education every two years. IAC 131.4(5)(b)(3). Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMTs:

24 hours of continuing education every two years. IAC 131.4(5)(b)(2). Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMT-Defibrillator:

24 hours of continuing education every two years. IAC 131.4(5)(b)(2).  Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMT-Ambulance:

24 hours of continuing education every two years. IAC 131.4(5)(b)(2). Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMR:

12 hours of continuing education every two years. IAC 131.4(5)(b)(1). Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


For more information visit: The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of EMS

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