Nationally Registered EMTs are required to renew their certification every two years. Recertification may be completed through continuing education or by repeating the EMT psychomotor and written examinations. The EMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) establishes the continuing education standard used for recertification. The NCCP model requires continuing education in three components – a national component, a local/state component, and an individual component.
Continuing education must be approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) or by the state EMS office.
National Component (20 Hours)
National component topics include airway and respiration, cardiovascular, trauma, medical, and EMS operations.
Local / State Component (10 Hours)
These hours are flexible unless your state EMS office or local medical control has specific requirements.
Individual Component (10 Hours)
These are flexible hours that may be achieved through any CAPCE approved educational component.
Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)
The Paramedic NCCP program limits topics delivered by distributive education (recorded sessions delivered online) to 24 hours. Our online NCCP EMT Refresher provides an assortment of virtual instructor led training four days per week with four courses offered per day. Session topics are rotated to ensure that content is available to meet needed NCCP topic areas.
This course is intended for EMTs seeking CAPCE approved continuing education hours for NREMT EMT renewal. EMTs may renew state licensure in states that follow the NCCP model or accept CAPCE credits.