The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians values community input and is committed to listening to and reviewing public comments regarding proposed policies and resolutions. During its June 2021 meeting, the National Registry’s Board of Directors proposed a number of policies, resolutions and updates which are presented here for your review and comment. 

The public has 60 calendar days to review and provide feedback on the policies presented here in three main categories. The comment period will end August 23, 2021: 
 

Advanced Life Support Assessment Redesign Project

The National Registry Board of Directors approved a framework for updating and refining the ALS examinations to better serve the EMS community and to better align with testing and certification industry best and emerging practices. 

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Criminal Convictions

The Fitness to Practice resolution moves the National Registry away from evaluating criminal convictions as part of eligibility requirements for national certification and moves the criminal conviction review process to state EMS offices for possible licensure action.  The date of implementation will be NO SOONER than two years and NO MORE than three years from the date of adoption.  

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Exams PPWI

This motion approves 27 policies related to examination development, examination administration, scoring and examination results, and impartiality.  Although the National Registry has historically had policies, procedures, or processes in place to address all of the policies approved through this motion, this formally centralizes and officially approves these policies aligned with certification industry best practices and with the “Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.” 
 
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Accepted Education and Documentation

This is a new certification policy that specifies education accepted for recertification, reentry, and state licensed entry pathways.  This policy also defines minimum standards for documentation of continuing education courses. 

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Academic Credit

This is a new certification policy that articulates academic credit (college courses) that is accepted by the National Registry for continuing education requirements.

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Recertification Audit Policy

This is a new certification policy that defines the requirements of an individual selected for an audit of their recertification application to include submitted education and documentation.

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Certification Schemes for each National Registry level – EMR, EMT, AEMT and Paramedic. 

This motion authorizes the update of existing certification schemes, specifically further clarification and update to the prerequisites for certification at each of the four core levels.
 
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Appeals

This motion updates the Appeals policy to allow candidates to attend appeals hearings in-person or by electronic video means.

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