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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.

Department of Health Government of Puerto Rico Requirements

Paramedic and EMT licenses three (3) years after issuance. They can be renewed through the Registry of Health Professionals of the Department of Health for the same previous term. Article 17 (20 L.P.R.A. § 3467)

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:

Maintain certification level through a refresher course based on the curriculum established by the Federal Department of Transportation OR complete 48 hours of continuing education. Article 17 (20 L.P.R.A. § 3467)(e) Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMTs:

Maintain certification level through a refresher course based on the curriculum established by the Federal Department of Transportation OR complete 30 hours of continuing education. Article 17 (20 L.P.R.A. § 3467)(e) Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


For more information visit: Departamento De Salud Gobierno De Puerto Rico

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