National Registry Policy Change

National Registry of Emergency Medical TechniciansThe National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians announces a policy change recently ratified by its Board of Directors.

Passing scores on cognitive and psychomotor examinations can be applied to applications for initial certification for up to 24 months (two years) from the date of successful examination, so long as all other requirements for eligibility are met and it falls within 24 months of course completion.

“The 24-month time period for which examinations are valid provides consistency as it relates to other National Registry policies,” said Bill Seifarth, Executive Director of the National Registry of EMTs. “Bringing everything in line to a 24-month standard reduces confusion and means less guesswork as to which timeframe applies to what policy, standard, or certification.”

This policy is effective for candidates with a course completion date on or after November 1, 2018. For candidates with a course completion date prior to November 1, 2018, passed portions of each examination are valid for 12 months.

The policy can be found here:

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