EMT & Paramedic 30-hour Refresher Course – In Classroom w/ Practicum – New for 2022/2023
at National Registry and the State of Florida Standards
* Some states require the traditional refresher course and will not accept continuing education hours. Please refer to your state’s particular requirements.
Additional EMS-Related Continuing Education-24 hours The following are the maximum hours per course that can be applied towards Additional EMS-Related Continuing Education hours:
- A maximum number of 12 hours can be applied from any one topic area
- Hour-for-hour credit can be applied for standardized courses (including, but not limited to, ABLS, ACLS, AMLS, EMPACT, EPC, ITLS, PHTLS, PALS, PEPP, etc.)
- A maximum number of 12 hours can be applied from each of the following courses: Teaching CPR – Emergency Driving – Dispatch Training
- A maximum number of 12 hours can be applied from distributive education towards this section and must be state or CAPCE-approved.
- Credit can be applied for college courses related to your role as an EMS professional (1 college credit = 8 hours of continuing education, not to exceed 12 hours per topic). For example, but not limited to anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, psychology, sociology, statistics, etc.
- Hours from the following courses can be applied hour-for-hour with no maximum: Advanced Trauma Life Support, EMS Course Instruction, and Wilderness EMS Training.
Courses that Cannot Be Applied towards Additional Continuing Education Hours: Clinical Rotations, CPR, EMR Course, instructor courses, management/leadership courses, the performance of duty, preceptor hours, serving as a skilled examiner, and volunteer time with agencies.
RECERTIFICATION BY NCCP MODEL
The Paramedic National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) requires a total of 60 hours of continuing education to recertify. The model requires continuing education in three components: (1) a national component, (2) a local/state component, and (3) an individual component.
The National Registry accepts State EMS Office accepted and CAPCE-accredited education, education from EMS education programs, and U.S. accredited academic credit, college course, college course, or credit provided by the National Registry Alternative Recertification Credits Policy. All education must be directly related to EMS patient care. International providers must complete education from the list of approved United States education sources.
Courses that cannot be applied towards recertification requirements include duplicate courses, clinical rotations, instructor courses, management/leadership courses, the performance of duty, preceptor hours, serving as a skilled examiner, and volunteer time with agencies. If you have questions on accepted education, please review the Recertification Guide.
National Component: 30 Hours
The National Component requires EMRs to complete 30 hours of approved continuing education.
Airway/Respiration/Ventilation – 3.5 Hours
Trauma – 3 Hours
- Trauma Triage
- Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
- Hemorrhage Control
- Fluid Resuscitation
Medical – 8.5 Hours
- Special Healthcare Needs
- OB Emergencies
- Infectious Diseases
- Medication Delivery
- Pain Management
- Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
- Toxicological Emergencies – Opioids
- Neurological Emergencies – Seizures
- Endocrine Emergencies – Diabetes
- Immunological Emergencies
Operations – 6.5 Hours
- At-Risk Populations
- Ambulance Safety
- Field Triage—Disasters/MCIs
- EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations
- EMS Culture of Safety
- Pediatric Transport
- Crew Resource Management
- EMS Research
- Evidence-Based Guidelines
Cardiovascular – 8.5 Hours
- Post-Resuscitation Care
- Ventricular Assist Devices
- Cardiac Arrest
- Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Acute Coronary Syndrome
For detailed information on the National Component and sample lesson plans, download the 2016 NCCP NRP Guide.
Local or State Component: 15 Hours
If the agency and/or state EMS office requires specific education, that education may be entered into this section. If specific education is not specified, these required 15 hours are considered flexible but must be directly related to EMS patient care.
Individual Component: 15 Hours
The 15 hours required for the individual component are flexible but must be directly related to EMS patient care.
– Copied from https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/paramedic-recert – August 2022
Florida – Department of Health
Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians
Your current mailing address must be on file to ensure you receive your recertification notification from the department. Failure to recertify an active certificate by the expiration date will result in the certificate being placed in an involuntary inactive status. Failure by an involuntary inactive certificate holder to recertify within four years after the expiration of the current certification cycle renders the certificate null and void without any further action by the board or the department.
Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
30 Hours Total are Required for Emergency Medical Technicians
|REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA||REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS||IMPORTANT INFORMATION|
|General Hours||30||30-hour refresher course that includes 2 hours in pediatric emergencies|
|CPR Certification (EMT only)||0|
|ACLS Certification (Paramedic only)||It must be a board-approved course (AHA, ARC or ASHI)|
CE Requirements for First-Time Renewal
- Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics renewing their license for the first time are exempt from completing continuing education. Licensees renewing for the first time must have current CPR/ACLS certification.
Board Rule Approved Providers
- Providers are approved by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight and are listed in CEBroker.
Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium
- Does not apply for this Profession
- Per 64J-1.008(2)(a) and 64J-1.009(2)(a), F.A.C., the department will accept affirmation of a licensed EMS provider’s medical director, or a certificate of completion of refresher training from a department-approved continuing education providers proof of compliance with the renewal requirements.
(The department will accept the affirmation of a licensed EMS provider medical director or a certificate of completion of refresher training from a department-approved continuing education provider as proof of compliance with the renewal requirements.)
– Copied from http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/emt-paramedics/renewal/requirements.html – May 2022