Fire Service Continuing Education
If you work as an EMS provider for a primarily fire-based service, you may still be able to use training completed with your agency towards your renewal requirements. You cannot use equipment training, such as fire extinguishers, hose training, etc., towards your National Registry recertification. However, any education that is EMS related, and patient care related can be used towards your renewal.
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In-service or Agency Continuing Education
A common form of education in EMS is continuing education hours offered through your agency or employer. Education completed this way may be referred to as in-service training (IST). The education can be offered as in-person training or via online ...
Other Continuing Education
Other continuing education options that providers can use towards recertification hours can be but are not limited to the following: attending EMS conferences, college courses, higher level EMS courses, nursing, medical school, or other ...
Documentation of Continuing Education
You should have proof or documentation of any continuing education you plan on using for your recertification. Documentation should be retained for a minimum of five years. You can upload documentation to your transcript at any time. By uploading or ...
One option you have for online education is CAPCE-approved courses. You can find a variety of online education providers through the CAPCE website. CAPCE is an organization that accredits online education. The CAPCE website is www.capce.org. To ...
Not Accepted Continuing Education
You can use a variety of options for continuing education. However, not all forms of continuing education are accepted towards your recertification requirements. The following cannot be applied toward recertification requirements: Duplicate ...