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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.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, EMS Training Requirements

Paramedics, AEMTs, and EMTs in South Carolina must recertify every four (4) years from the date of issuance and must maintain current NREMT certification. SC Code § 44-61-80(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.

Requirements for Paramedics:

Valid NREMT Paramedic (or greater) certification card SC R.61-7 Section 903(A)(2) Distance CME recomends this program Refresher
60 hours every two years


Requirements for AEMTs:

Valid NREMT-AEMT (or greater) certification card SC R.61-7 Section 903(A)(2) Distance CME recomends this program Refresher
50 hours every two years


Requirements for EMTs:

Valid NREMT-EMT (or greater) certification card SC R.61-7 Section 903(A)(2) Distance CME recomends this program Refresher
40 hours every two years


For more information visit: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, EMS Training

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