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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 Dakota Office of Emergency Medical Services Requirements

South Dakota requires National Registry certification for entry into the state EMS System. For license renewal licensees have the option to use the national or state recertification.
Continuing education hours must be earned and used within the same biennial recertification period (April 1st-March 31st). 44:05:03:05.07.

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:

60 hours every two years. Chapter 36-4B-27. Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for Advanced EMTs (AEMT):

50 hours every two years. Chapter 36-4B-27. 44:05:03:05.07. Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMTs:

24 hours every two years. 44:05:03:05.07. Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMRs:

16 hours every two years. 44:05:03:05.03. Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


For more information visit: The Office of Emergency Medical Services

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