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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.

New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services Requirements

EMT-Paramedic certifications expire every two (2) years on either June 30 or December 31, depending on the date of initial certification. N.J.A.C 8:41A-4.1(f). EMT-Basic certifications expire three (3) years from the date of issue. N.J.A.C 8:40-7.5(e).

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.

New Jersey DOH OEMS has a memo, click the image below to enlarge:

Requirements for Paramedics:

48 hours of continuing education are required every 2 years. 8:41A-4.3. Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMTs:

48 hours of continuing education every 3 years. N.J.A.C. 8:40A-7.5 (b) Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


For more information visit: The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

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