Renewal of Certification through Continuing Education (Pilot) Program

The following forms are updated to meet the new Education Standards.

3 Year Continuing Educational Recertification Program

The Pilot Recertification Program allows an EMT, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Critical Care or Paramedic, who is in continuous practice, demonstrates competency and completes appropriate continuing education, to renew their certification without taking a certification exam.

On August 17, 2001, Governor Pataki signed into law Chapter 190 of the Laws of 2001. This extended the law calling for the Commissioner of Health to develop a pilot program in at least six regions to allow an EMT/AEMT who is in "continuous practice," who has "demonstrated competence in applicable behavioral and performance objectives," and who has "demonstrated completion of appropriate continuing education," to renew their certification "without requiring the completion of a written examination."

The law prohibits the participation of any employee of a municipal ambulance service in cities with a population over one million.

3 Year Continuing Educational Recertification Program Manual

5 Year Continuing Educational Recertification Program

The 5 Year program is limited to employees of the New York City Fire Department or those providers who are in practice in the following counties: Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Nassau, Otsego, Schoharie or Suffolk.

For questions regarding the program or if you are unable to download any of the forms please contact:

New York State
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
875 Central Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12206
518-402-0996
Fax 518-402-0985