Renewal of Certification through Continuing Education (Pilot) Program
The following forms are updated to meet the new Education Standards.
- DCME Certification Renewal Cover Sheet - To be used for all levels of CME renewal. (PDF)
- DOH-5065 EMT Recertification Form (PDF)
- DOH-5066 AEMT Critical Care Recertification Form (PDF)
- DOH-5067 AEMT Recertification Form (PDF)
- DOH-4231 Paramedic Recertification Form (PDF)
- DOH-5295 CFR Recertification Form (PDF)
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
- 3 Year EMS Continuing Medical Education (CME) Recertification Program Manual (PDF) – NEW (Effective January 1, 2020)
- Department of Health Forms Commonly Used by EMS Providers
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