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The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' (NREMT) Winter 2015 Newsletter has been published!

Some of the main topics include:

  • 2017 NREMT Fee Increase
  • PPCP
  • Exam Security
  • NREMT Recertification
  • Maintain your certification
  • Transition
  • 15 NREMT FAQs
  • NCCP
  • EMS Strong
  • LEADS Update
  • NREMT Practice Analysis
  • EMS Fellowship Program
  • 1,000,000th CBT

Please follow this link to read the newsletter Winter 2015 Newsletter

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' (NREMT) Summer 2014 Newsletter has been published!

Some of the main topics include:

  • Transition information
  • Top 10 Certification FAQs
  • Top 10 Recertification FAQs
  • Choosing your Paramedic education program
  • Item Writing
  • And much more

Please follow this link to read the newsletter Summer 2014 Newsletter

E-card Now Available

Nationally certified EMS providers may now print their National EMS Certification card through their NREMT account by selecting the card type of "No, I will print my own card" when submitting an electronic recertification application. The electronic card (e-card) will be available immediately after the NREMT has accepted and approved the individual's recertification for the current season.

To print your card, login to your NREMT account, click on 'My Certification' then select 'Print Card.'

Don't let your National EMS Certification Expire - It's Important to the Public

National EMS Certification is the most recognized EMS credential and demonstrates that you meet national competency standards. Click here for recertification information.

NREMT Policies

Policies regarding National EMS Certification are available here.

New or updated policies

2012 NREMT First Time Pass Rate Statistics

NREMT Implements Paramedic Program Accreditation Requirement

As previously announced, all Paramedic students who begin their education on or after January 1, 2013, and wish to obtain NREMT National EMS Certification at the Paramedic level must successfully complete their Paramedic education at an accredited program or one that is seeking accreditation sponsored by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

The National Registry Board of Directors made the decision regarding Paramedic program accreditation in 2007. Requiring a single national accreditation agency for Paramedic educational programs follows the recommendations of the National EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach (2000). Implementation of accreditation has been recommended in the Institute of Medicine Report EMS at the Crossroads (2006). The NREMT partnered with many stakeholders in the EMS Community, including the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) the last several years to ensure Paramedic education programs prepared for this new requirement.

Paramedic applicants who are enrolled in non-CAAHEP accredited programs that began prior to January 1, 2013, currently licensed State Paramedics and those who graduated from non-CAAHEP accredited programs prior to January 1, 2013 will remain eligible for NREMTs National EMS Certification at the Paramedic level, provided all other requirements for NREMT certification are met.


The single most important goal of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is to offer assurance that EMS personnel providing treatment to patients—at their highest moment of need—are competent.

The NREMT accomplishes this goal with a staff that includes highly qualified EMS experts who understand what is involved in treating patients in the out-of-hospital setting. They are responsible for implementing a process that involves meeting specific requirements. This is necessary due to the sensitive nature of the EMS profession and the level of trust placed on EMS personnel.

The NREMT was founded in 1970 as a result of the recommendations made by the Committee on Highway Traffic Safety. This committee proposed a national certification agency to establish uniform standards for training and examination of personnel active in the delivery of emergency ambulance service. More...

NCCA Accreditation

With a commitment to excellence, the NREMT holds accreditation from The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which is the accreditation arm of The National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). The NCCA is recognized as the authority on accreditation standards for professional certification organizations and programs. NCCA accreditation means that the standards set by the NREMT have been reviewed by the NCCA and deemed credible for ensuring the health, welfare and safety of the public.

Did you know?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration EMS Office has taken the lead in the federal support of Emergency Medical Services for over 40 years. Its mandate to support EMS goes back to the creation of the Department of Transportation in 1966 and is part of the Departments commitment to reducing motor vehicle related deaths and injuries.