National Registry of EMTs

National Registry brings uniformity to certification schemes


COLUMBUS, OH — For several months, the National Registry has committed itself to aligning with leaders in the certification industry and adding greater value to the EMS profession. An important step in that process is updating the certification schemes for each of the Nationally Registered level – Paramedic, AEMT, EMT and EMR.

The National Registry’s Board of Directors voted to bring consistency and uniformity to certification schemes, as well as aligning all National Registry levels with the current National EMS Scope of Practice Model. The new policy also addresses the need for a reentry pathway for AEMTs.

“These certification schemes were passed to clearly communicate requirements for certification in a single policy,” said Mark Terry, Chief Certification Officer. “Additionally, the new policy aligns each level with the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and the National Registry’s Practice Analysis, which identified necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for the profession.”

Among the important highlights:

  • For the first time ever, there is a reentry path for AEMTs whose National Registry has lapsed. 
  • Paramedics now have a clear re-entry path that aligns with national standards, making it easier for those whose National Registry has lapsed.
  • The new certification scheme aligns with the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and the National Registry’s Practice Analysis.

The policy, with the new certification schemes, goes into effect on July 9, 2020.

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Media Contact:

Shane Cartmill
Communications & Marketing Manager
scartmill@nremt.org