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The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' (NREMT) Summer 2014 Newsletter has been published!
Some of the main topics include:
- Transition information
- Top 10 Certification FAQs
- Top 10 Recertification FAQs
- Choosing your Paramedic education program
- Item Writing
- And much more
Please follow this link to read the newsletter Summer 2014 Newsletter
E-card Now Available
Nationally certified EMS providers may now print their National EMS Certification card through their NREMT account by selecting the card type of "No, I will print my own card" when submitting an electronic recertification application. The electronic card (e-card) will be available immediately after the NREMT has accepted and approved the individual's recertification for the current season.
To print your card, login to your NREMT account, click on 'My Certification' then select 'Print Card.'
Don't let your National EMS Certification Expire - It's Important to the Public
National EMS Certification is the most recognized EMS credential and demonstrates that you meet national competency standards. Click here for recertification information.
Policies regarding National EMS Certification are available here.
New or updated policies
NREMT Implements Paramedic Program Accreditation Requirement
As previously announced, all Paramedic students who begin their education on or after January 1, 2013, and wish to obtain NREMT National EMS Certification at the Paramedic level must successfully complete their Paramedic education at an accredited program or one that is seeking accreditation sponsored by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The National Registry Board of Directors made the decision regarding Paramedic program accreditation in 2007. Requiring a single national accreditation agency for Paramedic educational programs follows the recommendations of the National EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach (2000). Implementation of accreditation has been recommended in the Institute of Medicine Report EMS at the Crossroads (2006). The NREMT partnered with many stakeholders in the EMS Community, including the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) the last several years to ensure Paramedic education programs prepared for this new requirement.
Paramedic applicants who are enrolled in non-CAAHEP accredited programs that began prior to January 1, 2013, currently licensed State Paramedics and those who graduated from non-CAAHEP accredited programs prior to January 1, 2013 will remain eligible for NREMTs National EMS Certification at the Paramedic level, provided all other requirements for NREMT certification are met.
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The single most important goal of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is to offer assurance that EMS personnel providing treatment to patients—at their highest moment of need—are competent.
The NREMT accomplishes this goal with a staff that includes highly qualified EMS experts who understand what is involved in treating patients in the out-of-hospital setting. They are responsible for implementing a process that involves meeting specific requirements. This is necessary due to the sensitive nature of the EMS profession and the level of trust placed on EMS personnel.
The NREMT was founded in 1970 as a result of the recommendations made by the Committee on Highway Traffic Safety. This committee proposed a national certification agency to establish uniform standards for training and examination of personnel active in the delivery of emergency ambulance service. More...
With a commitment to excellence, the NREMT holds accreditation from The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which is the accreditation arm of The National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). The NCCA is recognized as the authority on accreditation standards for professional certification organizations and programs. NCCA accreditation means that the standards set by the NREMT have been reviewed by the NCCA and deemed credible for ensuring the health, welfare and safety of the public.
Did you know?
The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach, published in 2000 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), was the first federal document to propose the replacement of the National Standard Curricula with a systematic approach that involves National EMS Core Content, National EMS Scope of Practice Model, National EMS Education Standards, National EMS Educational Program Accreditation, and National EMS Certification.