Oregon EMS Recertification Process

2022 Oregon EMS Recertification Process

Oregon Health Authority provides guidance on certification and recertification for EMS Providers. We’ve outlined the recertification process for Oregon, 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 If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information, please let us know so we can make corrections.

Oregon EMS RECERTIFICATION GUIDE

Does Oregon follow the NREMT’S NCCP Model?

Oregon is a National Registry state and accepts NREMT licensure in lieu of CEU hours for renewal. While Oregon does not require EMS providers to hold an NREMT license they do participate in the NCCP model the EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic levels. Information regarding the NREMT recertification can be found at the following:  EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic.

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

Do Oregon EMS providers need to complete any additional education or testing beyond the NCCP educational requirements (i.e. a psychomotor exam or a written state test)?

If providers are renewing a license, they need to hold a current NREMT license (or complete CEU requirements for Oregon), as well as hold a current BLS provider CPR card and have completed the clinical skills competencies (section 2 of Appendix 1) if they are affiliated with an EMS agency. If they are not affiliated, they do not need to complete the clinical skills.

Beyond submission of their NCCP transcript to NREMT, what documentation is required for issue of their new state certification or license?

If an EMS provider has their NREMT license then it is asked to submit a copy of their licensure. Additionally, EMS providers must submit BLS provider CPR card, skills competencies, college transcripts, high school diploma, submit fingerprints for a nationwide background check. Information regarding background check and fingerprints can be found here.  

Does Oregon provide any extensions and license renewals for military personnel that hold an EMS provider certification?

If an emergency medical service provider has been on active military duty for more than six months of a renewal period which prevented them from accessing continuing education, OHA-EMS may approve an extension of the current license to permit obtaining the required educational hours.

If you need to request a military extension submit your request to: EMS.PSU@dhsoha.state.or.us

**Due to Oregon’s additional requirements, it is recommended you begin the recertification process three to four months prior to your expiration date**

NREMT ONLINE RECERTIFICATION WITH CODE ONE:

Code One offers Online NREMT Recertification courses for each level of EMS Provider:

  • 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.

Helpful Links:

NREMT: EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic

For any other questions, please refer to Oregon Administrative Rule:  

Division 265

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDERS Contact:  REBECCA.J.LONG@dhsoha.state.or.us

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