This course is 100% approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS. Successful completion of this course will meet ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR NORTH CAROLINA Recredentialing and/or Re-entry* in the NC EMS System.
*Re-entry: Re-entry is the term used when a North Carolina Provider has allowed his/her credential to expire. As long as the credential has not been expired for more than 3 years, he/she may complete an approved refresher course and then sit for the state credentialing exam.
Course Delivery/Design: This course has been designed such that students may enter and exit the course at various times throughout the year. The nature of the course
allows students to complete the Refresher course whenever their schedule will allow without being forced to wait for scheduled courses that may not be convenient or may require multiple visits to long distance sites. Students will have access to instructors and support throughout the entire course through e-mail, text, or telephone. Students will be required to schedule an in-Person skills evaluation and Technical Scope of Practice.
Course Learning Objectives: This course was designed following the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services 2016 document “EMS Refresher
Educational Program Guideline.” The curriculum for this refresher course exceeds the National Education Standards curricula requirements for re-credentialing. This refresher course is intended for the EMS community to use for recredentialing their Paramedic.
Distributive Education limits removed for the recertification cycle ending March 31, 2022 (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) and September 30, 2022 (EMR)
All EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics due to recertify on March 31, 2022, will have no limits on Distributive Education. The same will apply to EMRs due to recertify on September 30, 2022. This allows all Continuing Education to be accomplished online through any state-accepted or CAPCE-accredited program or education site. Of course, in-person continuing education will also be accepted.
National Registry Disclaimer:
This course includes and EXCEEDS the required National Continuing Competency Program (NCCP) 60 hours as outlined by the National Registry. Please note: The National Registry has a policy on “Distributive Education” and the use of those hours to meet CE requirements. According to the NREMT Refresher Requirements a total of 35 hours (10 National Component, 10 Local/State Component, 15 Individual Component) of “Distributive Education” may be used. Make sure you are aware of this policy and apply the hours you receive through this course appropriately.
Common Questions Regarding the NREMT:
Is this course considered “Distributive Education” by the NREMT?
Our Response: Yes. All of the hours delivered online are considered “Distributive Education.” However, the hours (4-8) you gain from the skills and TSOP are NOT considered Distributive.
Will the National Registry accept your course?
Our Response: Yes! According to the NREMT, to be considered “Valid Continuing Education” the course must be approved through a “…State EMS office or the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) ”
This course is 100% approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS.
I don’t live/work in North Carolina, will the NREMT still accept your course?
Our Response: Yes! We have spoken to the NREMT and confirmed that a course does not have to be approved by any particular state* agency as long as ONE STATE AGENCY approves the course, the NREMT will accept the course.
*Your state may require a different approval process than NREMT. Please make sure you are familiar with your local requirements. We are confident in the quality of our course and would be more than happy to submit it to any agency necessary for approval.
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