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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.

Tennessee Department of Health, Board of Emergency Medical Services

Renewal date is based on the individual’s birth month and year. License’s will expire on the last day of the individual’s birth month. If individual was born in an even year, license will expire in an even year. If individual was born in an odd year, license will expire in an odd year.

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:

32 hours with 8 of the 32 hours being pediatric related topics Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for Paramedic Critical Care:

10 hours with 2 of the 10 hours being pediatric related topics Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for Advanced EMTs (AREMT):

25 hours with 8 of the 25 hours being pediatric related topics Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMTs:

20 hours with 5 of the 20 hours being pediatric related topics Distance CME recommends this program Refresher


Requirements for EMRs:

32 hours of CE with 8 of the 32 hours being pediatric related topics. An additional 10 hours of CE related to critical care topics. Distance CME recommends these programs Refresher and Anytime


For more information visit: The Tennessee Board of Emergency Medical Services

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