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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 13-0928. 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.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Requirement

Pennsylvania paramedic and AEMT’s must renew every 2 years.  Pennsylvania EMR’s and EMT’s must renew every three years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31.

Pennsylvania licensees who will be maintaining their NREMT certification will need to ensure that they meet NREMT requirements.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.

Additionally, EFFECTIVE WITH THE FIRST LICENSE RENEWAL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.

National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) to maintain NREMT certification and Pennsylvania state licenses. Distance CME recomends this program Refresher

Requirements for Paramedics:

36 hours of continuing education every two years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(e). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for Advanced EMT (AEMT):

36 hours of continuing education every two years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(d). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMT:

24 hours of continuing education every three years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(c). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMR:

16 hours of continuing education every three years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(b). Distance CME recomends this program Refresher


For more information visit: The Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council

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