Distributive Education

Distributive Education


Thank you for your interest in renewing your National Registry certification. 

Distributive education (DE) is defined as a method of delivering EMS education where the student, instructor, and materials are not able to interact in real-time. Examples include but are not limited to, journal article reviews, videos, and some online courses.  

A live, non-distributive education course is one in which a live instructor may be physically present in a classroom or a live virtual environment where the student, instructor, and materials interact in real-time.  Examples are live classroom education or CAPCE F5 Virtual Instructor-led (VILT) courses.

Below is a chart of DE limits for each level. 


Level
# of CE Hours
National 
(NCCR) 
Local
(LCCR)
Individual 
(ICCR) 
Total
(ALL) 
EMR 
Allowable Distributive 
Education (DE) 
3
3
4
10
EMT
Allowable Distributive 
Education (DE) 
7
7
10
24
AEMT
Allowable Distributive 
Education (DE) 
8
8
12.5
28.5
NRP
Allowable Distributive 
Education (DE) 
10
10
15
35




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