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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.

Washington State Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention Requirements

Washington licensees must renew every 3 years.  WAC 246-976-144.

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:

150 hours of CME every three years.  WAC 246-976-163. Enroll in our Paramedic Recertification Bundle to fulfill these requirements. This course also includes access to our Anytime CEU Program.


Requirements for AEMTs:

60 hours of CME every three years.  WAC 246-976-163. Enroll in our ALS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for EMTs:

30 hours of CME every three years.  WAC 246-976-163. Enroll in our BLS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for EMRs:

15 hours of CME every three years.  WAC 246-976-163. Enroll in our 18 Hour NREMR Refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


For more information visit: The Washington State Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention

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