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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:

  • Proof of completing HIV/AIDS training required by KRS 311A.120.
  • Proof of completing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma as required by KRS 311A.120.
  • Proof of completing Awareness of Sexual Violence training required by KRS 311A.120. KBEMS approved on-line Awareness of Sexual Violence (ASV) training.

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:

Proof of current certification by the NREMT as a Paramedic OR Proof of successful completion of the NREMT Paramedic National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for Continuing Education (CE) (Totals 60 Hours of CE), which shall be validated by entities authorized to conduct CE pursuant to 202 KAR 7:601 as outlined here. DistanceCME recommends this program ALS NCCP + Anytime


Requirements for AEMTs:

Proof of current registration by the NREMT as an NREMT-NRAEMT OR Proof of successful completion of the NREMT Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for Continuing Education (CE) (Totals 50 Hours of CE), which shall be validated by entities authorized to conduct CE pursuant to 202 KAR 7:601 as outlined here. DistanceCME recommends this program ALS NCCP + Anytime


Requirements for EMTs:

Proof of current certification by the NREMT as an Emergency Medical Technician OR Proof of successful completion of the NREMT Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for Continuing Education (CE) (Totals 20 Hours of CE), which shall be validated by entities authorized to conduct CE pursuant to 202 KAR 7:601 as outlined here. DistanceCME recommends this program BLS NCCP


Requirements for EMRs:

Proof of current certification by the NREMT as an Emergency Medical Responder OR Proof of successful completion of the NREMT Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for Continuing Education (CE) (Totals 16 Hours of CE), which shall be validated by entities authorized to conduct CE pursuant to 202 KAR 7:601 as outlined here. DistanceCME recommends this program 18 Hour NREMR Refresher


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

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