Maryland EMS Recertification Process

Maryland EMS Recertification Process

Maryland’s Institute for Emergency Medical Services Office of Licensure and Certification operates to fulfill its mission of promoting and facilitating the development of knowledgeable, skilled, and proficient emergency health care clinicians who practice in the Maryland EMS System. The Office of Licensure and Certification is responsible for providing training and continuing education opportunities to Maryland’s volunteer and career emergency health care clinicians. This office is also responsible for coordinating course funding, and clinician compliance. We’ve outlined the recertification process for Maryland, 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 If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information, please let us know so we can make corrections.

MARYLAND EMS RECERTIFICATION GUIDE

Does Maryland follow the NREMT’S NCCP Model?

Yes, Maryland follows the NREMT NCCP model for recertifying its EMS professionals. Maryland Paramedics MUST maintain and active NREMT certification. While EMR and EMT Clinicians are not required to maintain their NREMT certification, they may use the NREMT process to do so. EMR and EMTs who do not renew their NREMT must recertify thorough the state of Maryland in order to maintain their Maryland certification. Information of Maryland’s process can be found here

The CE requirements for EMR and EMT for the state of Maryland are as followed:

EMR – Required to complete 12 hours in a 3-year cycle (2 hours Medical, 2 hours Trauma, 2 hours Local, and 6 hours Skills)

EMTs – Required to complete 24 hours in a 3-year cycle (4 hours Medical, 4 hours Trauma, 4 hours Local, and 12 hours Skills)

Many EMT providers will choose to renew their NREMT. Although it is not a requirement for EMR and EMTs in Maryland, those thinking of transferring out of state choose to renew their NREMT. 

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

Yes! Those who maintain an active NREMT and wish to renew may attend our NREMT refresher course. 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. 

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 Maryland):

  • 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 ALL OF MY CONTINUING EDUCATION ONLINE?

Yes. Code One’s Online EMT Recertification course provides all required 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

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