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Texas EMS Recertification Information

Access all the important information about EMT, AEMT & Paramedic continuing education requirements for the state of Texas and find out how Recert can help.
 
  • Recert Courses are Texas DSHS-Approved
  • Obtain 100% of your CE online
  • CAPCE-approved content
 

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Texas EMS Recertification/Relicensure options:

 
 

Option 1 - Continuing Education

  • Renew online or submit the renewal application and fee.
  • CE must:
    - be preapproved and in specified content areas
    - meet minimum hours in content areas and meet total required for four-year period.
    - As of 9/1/02, reporting CE is no longer required (unless selected for audit).
  • CE participation/record keeping is your responsibility. You must maintain all CE records
    for five years. Your records may be audited.

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Recert offers over 200 CAPCE-approved courses covering all your recerification needs.

Recert's complimentary Professional Profile Tracking Tool provides you with one place to digitally track all your recertification efforts, certifications, and licensure information.

 

Option 2 - National Registry

  • Renew online or submit the renewal application and fee.
  • You must hold current NR certification at the time of renewing your Texas certificate.
  • You must include your NR number and expiration date on your Renewal application.

How Recert Helps

Recert provides courses to fulfill credit requirements for all NREMT NCCP CE categories. Additionally our professional profile tool removes the confusion over which courses are required to fulfill each category. See Nation Registry CE Hours by level.

 

 

Option 3 - Examination

  • The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is using the National Registry Assessment Exam as the state-approved exam.
  • You will be responsible for scheduling an exam with National Registry at www.nremt.org.
  • In addition to the state application fee, you will be required to pay a testing fee to National Registry. Volunteers are not exempt from NR testing fees.
  • You MUST make a passing score of at least 70 percent.
  • If you fail the exam, you can not gain certification through another option.
  • If you fail the exam, you will be given opportunities to retake the exam.
 
 

Option 4 - Formal Recertification Course

 
 

For the most up-to-date information, please refer to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website Last updated January 18, 2018

 

Texas CE Requirement Chart

Content Areas

ECA
(36 Total)

EMT
(72 Total)

AEMT
(108 Total)

EMT-P and Licensure
(144 Total)

Recert Course Category

Preparatory

3

6

9

12

Preparatory

Airway Ventilation

3

6

9

12

Airway & Ventilation

Patient Assessment

2

4

6

8

Assessment

Medical

9

18

27

36

Medical

Trauma

2

6

9

12

Trauma

Special Considerations 

36

9

12

Special Patient Populations

Clinically Related Operations

1

2

3

4

EMS Operations

Pediatrics

3

6

9

12

Special Patient Populations

Minimum units in content areas

27

54

81

108

Additional units in any approved category

9

18

27

36

Total

36

72

108

144

 

NREMT NCCP 2016 CE Hours By Provider Level

LevelNationalState/ LocalIndividualTotal Hours
Paramedic30151560View Recert Paramedic Courses
AEMT2512.512.550View Recert AEMT Courses
EMT20101040View Recert EMT Courses
EMR84416View Recert EMR Courses
 

Additional information about Texas EMS continuing education

Contact Information
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Location:
8407 Wall Street
RM N-430
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Mailing Address:
PO Box 149347
MC 1876
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Phone: (512) 834-6734
Fax: (512) 834-6736
Website: www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/