New York’s Department of Health, provides oversight for EMS recertifications. We’ve outlined the recertification process for New York, provided some helpful links, and answered frequently asked questions.
Information on this page was accurate at time of publishing (May 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 If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information, please let us know so we can make corrections.
NEW YORK EMS RECERTIFICATION GUIDE
Does New York follow the NREMT’S NCCP Model?
No, New York does not follow the NREMT NCCP Model. New York follows the 3 or 5 year continuing education recertification program for those who are in continuous practice, demonstrates competency and completes appropriate continuing education, to renew their certification without taking a certification exam. Those recertifying their NREMT can find information through the following: EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic. Additional information New York recertification requirements can be found here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I COMPLETE ALL OF MY CONTINUING EDUCATION ONLINE?
If you work for New York City Fire Department or live in Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Nassau, Otsego, Schoharie, or Suffolk counties renew using the 5-year Program.
All other counties, renew using the 3-year program.
*50% of your CE can be completed online*
For a list of State approved CE providers, follow up with your agency for guidance.
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.