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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.

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Requirements

Louisiana requires all EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics to obtain and maintain a NREMT credential.   Licenses expire March 31 every two years for individuals who complete the license renewal process between January 1 and June 30.  Licenses expire March 31 every three years for individuals who complete the license renewal process between July 1 and December 31.  Title 46:XXXVIII  §301.

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.

Click the below link to view the Memo from Louisiana BEMS

Louisiana COVID Memo

Requirements for Paramedics:

60 hours every two or three years depending on license renewal date.  Title 46:XXXVIII  §301. Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for Advanced EMT (AEMT):

50 hours every two or three years depending on license renewal date.  Title 46:XXXVIII  §301. Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMT:

40 hours every two or three years depending on license renewal date. Title 46:XXXVIII  §301. Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMR:

16 hours every two or three years depending on license renewal date.  Title 46:XXXVIII  §301.  Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


For more information visit: The Department of Health and Hospitals

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