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EMT recert question for all you EMT guys

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by ArkansasFan30, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. ArkansasFan30

    ArkansasFan30 Loaded Pockets

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    I may be shaking a fruitless tree here, but...

    Do any of you know where one might buy a package of continuing education courses fulfilling the 40 hour National Continued Competency Program requirements for EMT-B renewal?

    Long story short, I maintained an EMT-B then EMT-P then back to EMT-B credential for 15 years and let it lapse last year with no regrets. I have time to get it back rather easily. I haven't worked in EMS since 2004 and still maintain no regrets, but I've developed an interest in renewing it (no valid reason why).
     
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  3. ArkansasFan30

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    My state follows that model. I let the National go. I'm not leaving Arkansas. I just wonder if there's a place to get vids or tests in one failed swoop to get the credit.
     
  4. AlteredMentalStatus

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    I checked the Arkansas EMS re-certification requirements for 12-24 months lapses, looks like you need to take a 24hour EMT refresher and 12 hours of addtional CE. You can get some online CEs at http://www.ems-ce.com/
     
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  5. ArkansasFan30

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    Thanks but policy changed just not the website. I called our very small EMS regulatory office just prior to posting this thread. It's all CME now.

    I've decided against this. It's impractical and demands too much time expense. I actually wanted to do only refreshers as in the past. In psychiatry, I don't get a lot of penetrating trauma experience, lol, but hey I've got a higher tier of license. I think I'll look for some TCCC-esque training occasionally and move on with my life.
     
  6. Russ Prechtl

    Russ Prechtl EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Check out these folks (if you haven't already!) They have online videos and testing. IL recognizes it for CEU hours, so maybe AR will too.

    http://24-7.hsi.com/
     
  7. Easyrunning

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    I'm in the same boat. I let my Paramedic license expire last November after not being on the rigs since 2009. It got to be too much to keep up with the CME's when not working in the field. I'm still lifeguard certified and currently work at the local YMCA.
     
  8. madkins007

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    LOL. The class I took for EMT was in 1981, and my certification does not have an expiration date printed on it. I did it just out of a love of the topic and never worked a day in an ambulance or anything. I've sometimes thought about recertifying but the new policies and costs make it tough to do for fun.

    On the other hand, I do sometimes fantasize about going to the certification office and showing the card. "Since it did not expire, would I really need to recertify??"