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Louisiana EMS Recertification Information

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Louisiana EMS CE Requirements & Recertification/Relicensure Instructions by Provider Level

 

EMT

Louisiana EMT License Renewal Requirements

 
  • Two year renewal period: Expiration dates are determined by the date of successful completion of the license application process. Individuals completing license process (including payment) between the dates of January 1 - June 30 will receive an expiration date of March 31 two years in the future. Individuals completing the EMT, A-EMT, or Paramedic license process between July 1 and December 31 will receive an expiration date of March 31 three years in the future. The Bureau of EMS does not automatically set your state license to match your NREMT certificate expiration date.
  • CE Requirements: NREMT has been transitioning to the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) recertification model since 2012. Part of this model includes the need for states offices to recommend and approve continuing education content areas for EMS professionals. Based on NREMT’s requirements, the Louisiana Bureau of EMS has compiled the topics and hours for recertification at all four certification and license levels: EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic. This model is optional for those recertifying in 2017, but it is mandatory for all EMS professionals recertifying in 2018 and subsequent years. View Louisiana EMT CE requirements

Louisiana EMT License Renewal Instructions

 
  • Go to http://louisiana.emsbridge.com/licensure/ If you do not have a log-in,  'claim your account' by entering your Last Name, SSN, and Date of Birth (This is only required one time.)
  •  Update your on-line profile and contact information.
    • If there is an error with your Name, SSN, or Date of Birth, please send an email to BEMS@la.gov for assistance.
  •  Select "APPLICATIONS" from the left side menu, complete and SUBMIT the application that meets your needs.  After you submit the application, you can choose 'Check-Out' and pay for your license lo-line with a Visa or MasterCard.


Louisiana EMT NCCP 2012 Recertification Model

EMT (NCCR) National Content Required: 20 Hours

CategoryTopicHoursApplicable Recert Courses
Airway, Respiration, Ventilation (4 Hours)
Ventilation3View Recert Airway & Ventilation Courses
Oxygenation1View Recert Airway & Ventilation Courses
Cardiovascular (6 Hours)
Stroke1View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Cardiac Arrest & Ventricular Assist Device (VAD).5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Post Resuscitation Care .5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Pediatric1View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest 2View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Chest Pain & ACS1View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Trauma (2 Hours)
CNS Injury .5View Recert Trauma Courses
Tourniquets.5View Recert Trauma Courses
Field Triage1View Recert Trauma Courses
Medical (6 Hours)
Immunological Diseases1View Recert Medical Courses
Communicable Diseases:.5View Recert Medical Courses
Psychiatric Emergencies1.5View Recert Medical Courses
Special Healthcare needs1View Recert Medical Courses
OB Emergency1View Recert Medical Courses
Endocrine1View Recert Medical Courses
Operations (2 Hours)
At-Risk Populations.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Pediatric Transport.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Affective Characteristics.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Role of Research in EMS.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Total20

EMT (LCCR) Local Content Required: 10 Hours

Patient Advocacy

-Reporting Obligations

-Professional Accountability

-End of Life Decisions

-Safe Havens

A total of 8
hours of state specific tops is required, in any combination of hours and topics from this list.

Laws & Regulations

-Scopes of Practice

-Regulatory Requirements

-Louisiana EMS related law Penalties

Protocols

-Stroke

-STEMI

-Trauma

-MCI

Disaster Preparedness
ICS, Disaster Operations Patient Tracking Local/Entity Disaster Plans Regional/Parish Disaster Plans State Disaster Plans
Local/Agency
Topics designated by primary EMS affiliated EMS agency. If not affiliated/or a local agency does not specify topics, 5 individual topic hours are required. 2
Total10

EMT (ICCR) Individual Content Required: 12.5 Hours

Individuals must obtain 10 hours of individual continuing education on EMS topics of personal interest. Education must be related to patient safety or patient care: rescue, extrication, and HAZMAT trainings are approved as long as there is a simulated patient being cared for during the training.

**Louisiana requires all EMTs to maintain healthcare provider CPR certification (4 hours can be applied to meet the individual content requirement).

**Agency medical directors/training officers may require specific individual training courses by agency policy.

**If your EMS training agency did not specify 2 hours of department specific training, you must add an additional 2 hours of individual education.

10
Totals10

ADVANCED EMT

Louisiana AEMT License Renewal Requirements

 
  • Two year renewal period: Expiration dates are determined by the date of successful completion of the license application process. Individuals completing license process (including payment) between the dates of January 1 - June 30 will receive an expiration date of March 31 two years in the future. Individuals completing the EMT, A-EMT, or Paramedic license process between July 1 and December 31 will receive an expiration date of March 31 three years in the future. The Bureau of EMS does not automatically set your state license to match your NREMT certificate expiration date.
  • CE Requirements: NREMT has been transitioning to the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) recertification model since 2012. Part of this model includes the need for states offices to recommend and approve continuing education content areas for EMS professionals. Based on NREMT’s requirements, the Louisiana Bureau of EMS has compiled the topics and hours for recertification at all four certification and license levels: EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic. This model is optional for those recertifying in 2017, but it is mandatory for all EMS professionals recertifying in 2018 and subsequent years. View Louisiana AEMT CE Requirements:

Louisiana AEMT License Renewal Instructions

 
  • Go to http://louisiana.emsbridge.com/licensure/ If you do not have a log-in,  'claim your account' by entering your Last Name, SSN, and Date of Birth (This is only required one time.)
  •  Update your on-line profile and contact information.
    • If there is an error with your Name, SSN, or Date of Birth, please send an email to BEMS@la.gov for assistance.
  •  Select "APPLICATIONS" from the left side menu, complete and SUBMIT the application that meets your needs.  After you submit the application, you can choose 'Check-Out' and pay for your license lo-line with a Visa or MasterCard.


Louisiana AEMT NCCP 2012 Recertification Model

AEMT National Content Required: 25 Hours

CategoryTopicHoursApplicable Recert Courses
Airway, Respiration, Ventilation (4 Hours)
Ventilation3View Recert Airway & Ventilation Courses
Oxygenation1View Recert Airway & Ventilation Courses
Cardiovascular (6 Hours)
Stroke1View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Cardiac Arrest & Ventricular Assist Device (VAD).5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Post Resuscitation Care .5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Pediatric1View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest 2View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Chest Pain & ACS1View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Trauma (2 Hours)
CNS Injury .5View Recert Trauma Courses
Tourniquets.5View Recert Trauma Courses
Field Triage1View Recert Trauma Courses
Medical (6 Hours)
Immunological Diseases1View Recert Medical Courses
Communicable Diseases:.5View Recert Medical Courses
Psychiatric Emergencies1.5View Recert Medical Courses
Special Healthcare needs1View Recert Medical Courses
OB Emergency1View Recert Medical Courses
Endocrine1View Recert Medical Courses
Operations (2 Hours)
At-Risk Populations.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Pediatric Transport.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Affective Characteristics.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Role of Research in EMS.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
ALS (5 Hours)
Advanced Life Support EMS Education5View Recert ALS Courses
Total25

AEMT Local Content Required: 12.5 Hours

Patient Advocacy

-Reporting Obligations

-Professional Accountability

-End of Life Decisions

-Safe Havens

A total of 10
hours of state specific tops is required, in any combination of hours and topics from this list.

Laws & Regulations

-Scopes of Practice

-Regulatory Requirements

-Louisiana EMS related law Penalties

Protocols

-Stroke

-STEMI

-Trauma

-MCI

Disaster Preparedness
ICS, Disaster Operations Patient Tracking Local/Entity Disaster Plans Regional/Parish Disaster Plans State Disaster Plans
Local/Agency
Topics designated by primary EMS affiliated EMS agency. If not affiliated/or a local agency does not specify topics, 5 individual topic hours are required. 2.5
Total 12.5

AEMT Individual Content Required: 12.5 Hours

Individuals must obtain 12.5 hours of individual continuing
education on EMS topics of personal interest. Education must
be related to patient safety or patient care: rescue, extrication,
and HAZMAT trainings are approved as long as there is a
simulated patient being cared for during the training.

**Louisiana requires all AEMTs to maintain healthcare
provider CPR certification (4 hours can be applied to meet the
individual content requirement).

**Agency medical directors/training officers may require
specific individual training courses by agency policy.

**If your EMS training agency did not specify 2.5 hours of
department specific training, you must add an additional 2.5
hours of individual education.

12.5
Totals12.5

PARAMEDIC

Louisiana Paramedic License Renewal Requirements

 
  • Two year renewal period: Expiration dates are determined by the date of successful completion of the license application process. Individuals completing license process (including payment) between the dates of January 1 - June 30 will receive an expiration date of March 31 two years in the future. Individuals completing the EMT, A-EMT, or Paramedic license process between July 1 and December 31 will receive an expiration date of March 31 three years in the future. The Bureau of EMS does not automatically set your state license to match your NREMT certificate expiration date.
  • CE Requirements: NREMT has been transitioning to the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) recertification model since 2012. Part of this model includes the need for states offices to recommend and approve continuing education content areas for EMS professionals. Based on NREMT’s requirements, the Louisiana Bureau of EMS has compiled the topics and hours for recertification at all four certification and license levels: EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic. This model is optional for those recertifying in 2017, but it is mandatory for all EMS professionals recertifying in 2018 and subsequent years. View Louisiana Paramedic CE Requirements:

Louisiana Paramedic License Renewal Instructions

 
  • Go to http://louisiana.emsbridge.com/licensure/ If you do not have a log-in,  'claim your account' by entering your Last Name, SSN, and Date of Birth (This is only required one time.)
  •  Update your on-line profile and contact information.
    • If there is an error with your Name, SSN, or Date of Birth, please send an email to BEMS@la.gov for assistance.
  •  Select "APPLICATIONS" from the left side menu, complete and SUBMIT the application that meets your needs.  After you submit the application, you can choose 'Check-Out' and pay for your license lo-line with a Visa or MasterCard.


Louisiana Paramedic NCCP 2012 Recertification Model

Paramedic National Content Required: 30 Hours

CategoryTopicHoursApplicable Recert Courses
Airway, Respiration, Ventilation (3.5 Hours)
Ventilation2View Recert Airway & Ventilation Courses
Capnography 1View Recert Airway & Ventilation Courses
Advanced Airway Management in the perfusing patient1View Recert Airway & Ventilation Courses
Cardiovascular (10 Hours)
Post-Resuscitation Care2View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Ventricular Assist Devices.5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Stroke 1.5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Cardiac Arrest2View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest 2.5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Congestive Heart Failure.5View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Acute Coronary Syndrome1View Recert Cardiovascular Courses
Trauma (4 Hours)
Trauma Triage - Sort, Assess, Lifesaving interventions, Treatment /Transport (SALT) CDC Trauma Triage Decision Scheme1View Recert Trauma Courses
Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury2View Recert Trauma Courses
Hemorrhage Control .5View Recert Trauma Courses
Fluid Resuscitation.5View Recert Trauma Courses
Medical (7 Hours)
Special Healthcare Needs2View Recert Medical Courses
OB Emergencies1View Recert Medical Courses
Communicable Diseases1View Recert Medical Courses
Medication Delivery1View Recert Medical Courses
Pain Management 1View Recert Medical Courses
Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies1View Recert Medical Courses
Operations (5 Hours)
At-Risk Populations1View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Pediatric Transport .5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
EMS Culture of Safety.5View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Affective Characteristics1View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Crew Resource Management1View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Role of Research in EMS 1View Recert EMS Operations Courses
Total 30

Paramedic Local Content Required: 15 Hours

Patient Advocacy

Reporting Obligations Professional Accountability End of Life Decisions Safe Havens

A total of 10
hours of state specific tops is required, in any combination of hours and topics from this list.

Laws & Regulations
Scopes of Practice Regulatory Requirements Louisiana EMS related law Penalties
Protocols
Stroke STEMI Trauma MCI
Disaster Preparedness
ICS, Disaster Operations Patient Tracking Local/Entity Disaster Plans Regional/Parish Disaster Plans State Disaster Plans
Local/Agency
Topics designated by primary EMS affiliated EMS agency. If not affiliated/or a local agency does not specify topics, 5 individual topic hours are required. 5
Total15

Paramedic Individual Content Required: 15 Hours

Individuals must obtain 15 hours of individual continuing education on EMS topics of personal interest. Education must be related to patient safety or patient care: rescue, extrication, and HAZMAT trainings are approved as long as there is a simulated patient being cared for during the training. **Louisiana requires all Paramedics to maintain healthcare provider CPR certification and ACLS. (4 hours can be applied for CPR, and 8 hours for an ACLS refresher as individual content hours). **Agency medical directors/training officers may require specific individual training courses by agency policy. **If your EMS training agency did not specify 5 hours of department specific training, you must add an additional 5 hours of individual education. 15
Totals15
 

For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services website

 

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Contact Information
Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

Location:
7273 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Mailing Address:
7273 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: (225) 925-4022
Fax: (225) 925-37244
Website: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/28