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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.

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems Requirements

Maryland emergency medical responder or emergency medical technician are valid for 3 years.  30.02.02.06(H)(2).  Maryland paramedics licenses are valid for 2 years.  30.02.02.06(J)(2).

EMR’s and EMT’s must submit evidence of current registration as an EMT-I/99 with the National Registry.  30.02.02.03 (E)(3).  Paramedics must submit evidence of current registration as a paramedic with the National Registry.  30.02.02.03(F)(3).

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.

Maryland has a Memo from MIEMSS click the link below

Maryland EMS COVID Memo

Requirements for Paramedics:

72 hours every 2 years.  30.02.02.07 (G). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMT:

24 hours every 3 years. 30.02.02.07 (E)(2). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMR:

12 hours every 3 years.  30.02.02.07(D)(2). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMD:

24 hours of continuing education as set by their respective EMD Program. 30.02.02.07(H)(2).


For more information visit: The Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems

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