Alaska EMS Recertification Process

Alaska EMS Recertification Process

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Alaska Office of Emergency Medical Services provides guidance and management of EMS providers licensing. We’ve outlined the recertification process for Alaska, provided some helpful links, and answered frequently asked questions.

Information on this page was accurate at time of publishing (January 2022) and is regularly reviewed and updated. Always confirm the rules, regulations, and processes with your local EMS authorities. If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information, please let us know so we can make corrections.

ALASKA EMS RECERTIFICATION GUIDE

Does Alaska follow the NREMT’S NCCP Model?

Alaska has not fully integrated into the NREMT NCCP model for continuing education and recertification but you are able to renew your Alaska state license with a current NREMT certification

What are the Continuing Education (CE) requirements for Alaska EMS providers?

A full break down of Alaska’s EMS CE requirements for each level of providers can be found here. Alaska does have specific requirements and continuing medical education policies for Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics and are of the responsibility of the Alaska State Medical Board. Alaska approved all CAPCE accredited education providers. 

What are the Levels of EMS providers in Alaska?

ETT (EMR EQUIVALENT)

EMT-1

EMT-2 (Not recognized outside the state of Alaska)

EMT-3 (Not recognized outside the state of Alaska)

MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE PARAMEDIC (MICP)

Information regarding scope of practice of each level can be found here.

Should I need to renew my NREMT?

While not a requirement for the State of Alaska, Many EMT providers will choose to renew their NREMT. Those who renew their NREMT can use this process to renew their Alaska EMS license. Since Alaska as two levels of EMTs that are not recognized outside of the state or if you may be thinking of transferring out of State at any point it is recommended to renew your NREMT. 

Does Code One’s online NREMT recertification course cover the CE’s required by Alaska?

Yes, Code One has partnered with Pro EMS Center for Medics to deliver Prodigy – a world class virtual training platform for all levels of EMS providers which is approved by CAPCE. Courses that are CAPCE approved count hour for hour in the indicated category. More information regarding this can be found on the Department of Health and Social Services page. If audited, please let your Fire or EMS Chief, EMS Coordinator, Medical Director, Training Officer or agency them know we are CAPCE approved and NREMT accepted. 

Get started now with Code One’s Online EMT Recertification Program

How does the online recertification course With Code One work?

Code One offers Online NREMT Recertification courses for each level of EMS Provider (these courses are also approved for recertification use in Alaska):

  • Online EMT Recertification Course – Consists of 40 hours of online content which satisfies all continuing education requirements. Participants attend 16 hours (or more if desired) of training as live (F5) virtual instructor-led courses in an online webinar. Live courses are scheduled weekdays between 10am and 6pm with 5 courses offered per day (additional evening and weekend sessions are scheduled during February and March). The remaining 24 hours are pre-recorded distributive education (F3) which may be completed anytime. Register Here
  • Online AEMT Recertification Course – Consists of 50 hours of online content which satisfies all continuing education requirements. Participants attend 21.5 hours (or more if desired) of training as live (F5) virtual instructor-led courses in an online webinar. Live courses are scheduled weekdays between 10am and 6pm with 5 courses offered per day (additional evening and weekend sessions are scheduled during February and March). The remaining 28.5 hours are pre-recorded distributive education (F3) which may be completed anytime. Register Here
  • Online Paramedic Recertification Course – Consists of 60 hours of online content which satisfies all continuing education requirements. Participants attend 25 hours (or more if desired) of training as live (F5) virtual instructor-led courses in an online webinar. Live courses are scheduled weekdays between 10am and 6pm with 5 courses offered per day (additional evening and weekend sessions are scheduled during February and March). The remaining 35 hours are pre-recorded distributive education (F3) which may be completed anytime. Register Here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I COMPLETE MY CONTINUING EDUCATION ONLINE?

Yes. Code One’s Online EMT Recertification course provides continuing education hours in a flexible virtual format. Participants complete a combination of scheduled live courses in a virtual conference room and distributive pre-recorded courses which may be completed at any time. 

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LIMITS ON DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION?

EMT Recertification limits distributive education (pre-recorded) course hours. Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) courses are conducted in real-time via webinar and are approved in the F5 category by the NREMT. There is no limit for hours that can be obtained through VILT.

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR LIVE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING THROUGH THE ONLINE EMT RECERTIFICATION COURSE?

Live courses are scheduled on weekdays from 10am to 6pm with five courses offered per day. There are additional evening and Saturday sessions scheduled during February and March. Most classes are one hour in length.

IF I RENEW MY NREMT CERTIFICATION, DO I STILL NEED TO GET A STATE CERTIFICATION?

EMTs need a state certification to practice. The EMT can easily submit their updated NREMT certification through the state licensing portal to obtain updated state EMT certification which can be found here.

Helpful Resources:

NREMT Recertification Information for EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic

Alaska EMS Certification and Licensing Point of Contacts

Alaska EMS License Management System

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