All providers have the option to renew Inactive. Inactive status is any provider that is not currently providing patient care at their level. Inactive status does not mean a providers' National Registry certification is expired.
Any provider who would like to renew as Inactive must still meet all continuing education requirements. Renewing as Inactive means your certification is current and valid, but that you have not had skills competency verified by a training officer or physician medical director.
For example, providers in the following situation may find using Inactive status as helpful:
- Providers not actively engaged in an EMS service or healthcare/patient care activity at the time of recertification, such as those between assignments
- Providers not actively treating patients at their certification level but are involved as educators, administrators, or regulators
- Providers who are unable to actively provide patient care for any variety of reasons - such as, moving, illness, the pursuit of education, family responsibilities, etc.
A provider can maintain Inactive status as long as they continue to meet recertification requirements. Returning to Active status requires verification of skills competency sign-off by a training officer or physician medical director.
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