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North Carolina EMS Recertification Information

Access all the important information about EMT, AEMT & Paramedic continuing education requirements for the state of North Carolina and find out how Recert can help.
 
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North Carolina EMS License Renewal Requirements

 
  • Four Year Renewal Period.  Individuals must renew their credentials at least every four years. 
  • Individuals must complete all of the Continuing Education Requirements (Over the four (4) year Credential period)

    North Carolina EMS License Renewal Instructions

     
    • Individuals not affiliated with an acknowledged EMS Provider in N.C. will need to obtain all continuing education certificates and transcripts from the educational institutions attended. Once documentation has been obtained, it will need to be submitted to the appropriate Educational Specialist.
    • Individuals affiliated with an acknowledged EMS Provider in N.C. will need to go through the local EMS Systems process.
    • For content:
      • Please refer to the Continuing Education Guidelines, located on the Credentialing and Compliance section of our website.
      • Refer to the level-specific continuing education content.


    North Carolina Continuing Education Requirements
    (Over the four (4) year Credential period)

    LevelNational (NCCR)State/ Local (LCCR)Individual (ICCR)Total Hours
    Paramedic603030120View Recert Paramedic Courses
    AEMT502525100View Recert AEMT Courses
    EMT40202080View Recert EMT Courses
    EMR168832View Recert EMR Courses
    1. NATIONAL Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) National Continued Competency Requirements comprises 50% of the overall requirements necessary to recertify. Topics in the NCCR are chosen among the following: evidence‐based medicine, any changes in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, science‐related position papers that affect EMS patient care, topics which cover patient care tasks that have low frequency yet high criticality, and articles which improve knowledge to deliver patient care. Educational materials for this component to the EMS community may be obtained from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians at www.nremt.org

    2. LOCAL Continued Competency Requirements (LCCR) Local Continued Competency Requirements are developed and delivered at the local EMS level. LCCR represents 25% of the necessary requirements for all provider levels. The LCCR topics are chosen by local authorities (or State EMS Office, if applicable). These topics may include changes in local protocols, tasks which require remediation based upon a quality assurance system, and/or topics noted to be of importance based upon run data reported to the National EMS Information Systems from the local level. These topics are locally chosen and will likely be different for every EMS system in the nation. As a guide for those non-affiliated, the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services will accept the following content and hours:

    3. INDIVIDUAL Continued Competency Requirements (ICCR) Individual Continued Competency Requirements represent 25% of the needed education. For the Individual’s first ICCR, they may select any EMS related education. For following recertification

    North Carolina LOCAL Continued Competency Requirements (LCCR) Chart

    Content Areas

    EMR
    (8 Total)

    EMT
    (20 Total)

    AEMT
    (25 Total)

    Paramedic
    (30 Total)

    Recert Course Category

    Airway Ventilation

    1

    5

    4

    4

    Airway & Ventilation

    Cardiovascular
    (Not to include CPR)

    NA

    NA

    4

    6

    Cardiovascular

    Medical Emergencies

    1.5

    4

    5

    6

    Medical

    Trauma

    1.5

    4

    5

    5

    Trauma

    Pediatrics

    14

    4

    6

    Special Patient Populations

    Ethics

    1

    1

    1

    1

    Recert Departments

    Health and Wellness-

    1

    1

    1

    1

    Recert Departments
    Safe Ambulance Driving/Operation1111Ambulance Safety

    Total

    8

    20

    25

    30

     

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    Additional information about North Carolina EMS continuing education

    Contact Information
    North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services

    Location:
    1201 Umstead Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27603

    Mailing Address:
    2707 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-2707

     

    Phone:(919) 855-3935
    Fax:(919) 733-7021
    Website:https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/EMS/ems.htm/a>