Washington D.C. EMS Division of the Department of Health provides guidance on certification and recertification for EMS Providers. We’ve outlined the recertification process for Washington D.C., 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 If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information, please let us know so we can make corrections.
WASHINGTON D.C. EMS RECERTIFICATION GUIDE
Does Washington D.C. follow the NREMT’S NCCP Model?
Washington D.C. does follow the NREMT’s NCCP model. The requirements and application for certification and recertification of EMS providers in Washington D.C. can be found here. Information regarding the NREMT recertification can be found at the following: EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic.
What are the requirements for EMT renewals in Washington D.C.?
What about CPR/ AED requirements for EMS recertification?
Washington D.C. requires an approved American Heart Association BLS, ACLS or PALS certification. Here at Code One Training Solutions, we offer a hybrid program known as BEACON which is fully compliant with Washington D.C. CPR/AED training requirements.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I RECERTIFY THROUGH CODE ONE’S NREMT REFRESHER COURSE?
While Washington D.C. does follow the NREMT NCCP model, they also have mandated that a refresher course be district approved. At this time, our Code One NREMT refresher course is not listed as an approved Washington D.C. refresher course as we have not yet submitted an application for approval in this district. Please check back at a later time for any updates.
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.