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Extension of EMS Certification for Military Service

Q: I was released from active military duty February 20, 2008 and my EMT-Basic certification expires September 30, 2008. Am I eligible for an extension of my certification?

A: No. Your certification must have expired while on active duty or within six months after being released from active military duty.

Q: I was released from active military duty on April 2, 2008 and my EMT-Basic certification expired October 31, 2008. The Bureau of EMS only extended my certification through April 30, 2009. Shouldn't I have received an extension through October 31, 2009?

A: No. Your extended certification expiration date is always based upon the date of your release from active military duty.

Q: I was issued an extension of my EMT-Paramedic certification through November 30, 2008 after coming home from Iraq. I have just learned that I am being called to active duty again October 7, 2008 and will be sent to Afghanistan. Am I eligible for another extension of my certification when I return from Afghanistan in 2009?

A: Yes. As long as your EMT-Paramedic certification expires while you are on active duty or within the six months immediately following your release from military duty. All you need do is reapply submitting the DOH-4281 form and a copy of your official military separation documentation (i.e. DD-214 or Statement 2A).

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