Step 1 - CHECK YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION
State of Colorado - Certification is valid for 3 years
- EMT-Basic - need 36 hours (1 Preparatory/3 OB Peds/6 Trauma/5 Patient Assessment /3 Airway/6 Medical/12 Electives) plus current CPR
- EMT-Intermediate - need 50 hours (8 Airway/4 Medical/ 3 Trauma/8 OB Peds/2 Operations/25 Electives) plus current CPR & ACLS
- EMT-Paramedic - need 50 hours (8 Airway/4 Medical/3 Trauma/8 OB & Peds/2 Operational/25 Electives) plus current CPR & ACLS
National Registry of EMTs - Certification is valid for 2 years
- NREMT-Basic need 72 hours (1 Preparatory/2 Airway/2 OB, Peds/3 Patient Assessment/4 Medical Behavioral/4 Trauma/8 Elective) plus 48 hours in EMS Related CE and current CPR
- NREMT-Intermediate 99 need 72 hours (12 Airway, Breathing, Cardiology/6 Medical Emergencies/5 Trauma/12 OB, Peds/1 Operational Tasks) plus 36 hours in EMS Related CE and CPR & ACLS
- NREMT Paramedic needs 72 hours (16 Airway, Breathing, Cardiology/8 Medical Emergencies/6 Trauma/16 OB, Peds/2 Operational Tasks) plus 24 hours in EMS Related CE and CPR & ACLS
Starting in 2007, you can choose to re-register your NREMT certification by taking the NR computerized examination. There is no CE requirement. The exam must be taken prior to March 15, 2008 and you are allowed only one attempt. For more information go to Re-registration By Examination Requirements
Step 2 - VERIFY YOUR SKILLS
There are a couple of ways to verify skills competencies.
- If you are currently working as an EMT, you should contact your agency's Physician Advisor (or their Representative). St. Anthony agencies should contact the PreHospital Field staff by calling the EMS office at 303-629-3786 or e-mail email@example.com.
- If you are not currently working as an EMT, you can participate in a formal skills practical. Contact any Colorado State Training Center for dates and locations.
Step 3 - COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
- State Applications must be filled out by hand. They are available on the Colorado State Web Site
- National Registry Applications may be filled out by hand or on the NREMT Website
Step 4 - HAVE YOUR APPLICATION SIGNED
State applications have two different signature requirements
- State Certified Only: CE hours must be approved & signed by a recognized State of Colorado Training Program. Skills competencies must be approved & signed off by a Medical Director or education program representative.
- State of Colorado who hold National Registry EMT: Do not need any signatures - just attached a copy of a valid NREMT certificate to the application
National Registry Applications
Even if you complete your NREMT application on-line, the CE hours must be approved & signed by a recognized State of Colorado Training Program. Skills competencies must be approved & signed off by a Medical Director or education program representative
Step 5 - ATTACH YOUR CPR, ACLS CARDS TO APPLICATION
Step 6 - HAND DELIVER OR MAIL (WE SUGGEST CERTIFIED)
State certification applications that are mailed must have the Driver License Photocopy (page 5) Notarized. If your last Colorado EMT renewal was before June 17, 2004 you may need to complete a CBI/FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record check. For questions contact the Colorado EMT Certification Office at 303-692-2980 or Colorado EMS Information or Colorado EMS Frequently Asked Questions. National Registry may be reached at 614-888-4484 or www.nremt.org