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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.

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services Requirements

Paramedic licenses, first responder certifications, or emergency medical technician certifications expire on December 31 two (2) years from its issuance. KRS 311A.095.To renew, EMS providers must complete of the following:

  • 1.5 contact hours of board-approved pediatric abusive head trauma once every five (5) years. KRS 311A.120(2) and KRS 311A.127.
  • 2.0 contact hours of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services-approved content on HIV/AIDS [KRS 214.610(a), KRS 311A.110] and 3.0 contact hours on domestic violence [194A.540(9)(e)(f)] are required for initial licensure.

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:

Maintain current registration by the NREMT as an NREMT-Paramedic OR Successful completion of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program OR 60 hours of CE as specified here. 202 KAR 7:401 Section 3 Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for AEMTs:

Maintain current registration by the NREMT as an NREMT-NRAEMT OR 48 hours of CE that meet the requirements as specified here. 202 KAR 7:330 Section 4 Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMTs:

Maintain current registration by the NREMT as an NREMT-EMT OR 24 hours of CE that meet the requirements as specified here. 202 KAR 7:301 Section 3 Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMRs:

Current registration by the NREMT as an Emergency Medical Responder OR Successful completion of seventeen (17) contact hours of continuing education that includes: – 1.0 contact hour of disaster management or mass casualty incident (MCI) and – 2.0 contact hours HIV/AIDS (optional). 202 KAR 7:201 Section 3(c)(e) Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


For more information visit: The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

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