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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.

North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Service Requirements

North Carolina licensees must renew their license every four years. North Carolina requires licensees to hold a valid North Carolina, NREMT, or other state EMS credential. 10A NCAC 13P .0504.

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:

120 hours of continuing education every four years. 10A NCAC 13P .0501 (e). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for Advanced EMT (AEMT):

100 hours of continuing education every four years. 10A NCAC 13P .0501 (e). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMT:

80 hours of continuing education every four years. 10A NCAC 13P .0501 (e). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMR:

32 hours of continuing education every four years. 10A NCAC 13P .0501 (e). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher and  Anytime


For more information visit: The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services

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