Connecticut EMT Certification Reinstatement

If your Connecticut EMT certification has recently expired, you may be eligible for a simple reinstatement to get EMT recertification for an additional two year period.

Connecticut OEMS requires certifications be expired for less than two years for EMTs to get reinstatement. You can look up your certification on the Connecticut eLicense website to determine the expiration date. Certifications that have been expired for less than 90 days fall under the normal EMT recertification process.

There are two pathways to get reinstated for EMT:

  • Provide a current NREMT certification, OR
  • Complete the required continuing education hours

Step by Step Guide for Connecticut EMT Reinstatement

  1. Complete 40 hours of CAPCE or state approved Continuing Education or obtain proof of current NREMT certification.
  2. Complete a Skills Verification:
    • For Inactive NREMT certified or CT Only certified EMTs: Complete a T-6 form for Skills Verification with an EMS-Instructor
    • For Active NREMT certified EMTs: Skills verification may be verified by your agency’s Training Officer
  3. Complete a Mental Health First Aid certification course – This requirement is currently suspended by statute.
  4. Complete a Connecticut eLicense renewal application and submit either an updated NREMT certification or transcript of Continuing Education courses with a T-6 form for Skills Verification.

How to get EMT Continuing Education hours:

Code One offers two EMT Continuing Education programs for Connecticut EMTs:

  • Online EMT Recertification Course – (Most Popular) – 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 for the Online EMT Recertification course is here.
  • Instructor-Led EMT Recertification Course (National Component) – Consists of 20 hours of live instructor-led content (F1) which satisfies the National Component continuing education requirements. Participants will need to complete additional continuing education for the State / Local and Individual components to complete their recertification. There are several courses available through Code One for the additional hours or participants can obtain hours from outside sources. This course rotates between the East Hartford and Woodbridge training centers. More information on the Instructor-Led EMT Recertification Course (National Component) is here.

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