Your National EMS Certification is the most recognized EMS credential and demonstrates that you meet national standards for the EMS profession.
Nationally Registered EMS Providers recertify biennially (every two years).
There are two ways to recertify:
1) Documentation of continuing education -
Use the NREMT online recertification process - login to your NREMT account, click on 'My Certification,' affiliate with your Agency (employer), document your continuing education, pay the recertification application fee and submit your records to your Training Officer/Medical Director to verify prior to March 31.
Complete the forms mailed to you (or available for download from this website) - documenting your continuing education. Return the completed forms (with required signatures) to the NREMT by March 31.
2) Recertification by Examination -
Between October 1 and March 15 - complete a 'Recertification by Examination' application, obtain your Authorization to Test (ATT) the next business day and take the current National EMS Certification exam at your provider level.
Upon successful completion of the examination you will receive an abbreviated Recertification Form from the NREMT. Return the completed form (with required signatures) to the NREMT by March 31.
*To be eligible for recertification you must be actively working within an emergency medical service, or patient health care facility using your EMT skills or provide proof that you have performed the duties of an EMS provider for at least 6 months.
*Individuals requiring a National EMS Certification card to work should submit their application for processing prior to February 15, to assure processing prior to March 31.
*Some employers and states may have special requirements in addition to those of the National Registry. Please contact your employer or state for more information.