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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.

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).

National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) to maintain NREMT certification and Maryland state licenses.

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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