Tennesse EMS Recertification Process

2022 Tennessee EMS Recertification Process

Tennessee Department of Health, EMS office provides oversight and guidance of the recertification process of Tennessee EMS providers. We’ve outlined the recertification process for Tennessee, provided some helpful links, and answered frequently asked questions.

Information on this page was accurate at time of publishing (February 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 If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information, please let us know so we can make corrections.

TENNESSEE EMS RECERTIFICATION GUIDE

Does Tennessee follow the NREMT’S NCCP Model?

No, the State of Tennessee does not follow the NREMT NCCP Model. However, while not a requirement for recertification, many EMS providers choose to renew their NREMT if they plan on moving out of state. Information on recertifying your NREMT can be through the following:  EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic

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

Tennessee EMS provider renewals are based on the individuals birth month and year. Licenses will expire on the last day on the EMS professionals birth month in either an odd or even year depending on whether the individual was born in an odd or even year. Example: Birthday 12-05-1972, expiration date, 12-31-2018. A full break down of continuing education requirements and other renewal requirements for the Tennessee can be found here

What about lapsed certifications or reciprocity for Tennessee EMS providers?

Information on reciprocity and lapsed certifications can be found here.

Where do I go to renew my licensure?

Those looking to renew their licensure on line can do so through Tennessee Department of Health Licensure and Regulatory System. For those who choose to renew by mail, you can download form PH 2397 and follow the instructions on where to mail the correspondence.   

Does the Code One’s NREMT Recertification course cover the requirements for Tennessee Licensure renewals? 

Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medial Services states that at least 50% of required CE’s must be obtained in a classroom setting. CAPCE F5 courses are approved as a classroom setting. Our NREMT Recertification course offers F5 courses that are CAPCE approved and meet the Tennessee requirements of approved continuing education hours that are outlined here

ONLINE NREMT RECERTIFICATION WITH CODE ONE:

Code One offers Online NREMT Recertification courses for each level of EMS Provider (Tennessee does not follow the NCCP model and therefor Code One’s NREMT Recertification course will only renew your NREMT and does not fulfill the requirements for Tennessee licensure renewals.):

  • 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 FOR NREMT RECERTIFICATION

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.

NREMT Recertification Information for EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic

TN Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services

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