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Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

Follow the instructions below to renew your certification set to expire in Spring 2021. We recommend you complete all steps by Feb. 15, 2021.
If your certification was set to expire April 1, 2020, follow the instructions on the "COVID-19 and MA EMS Certification" page.

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What you need for Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

  • Check the license verification website to ensure your recertification has been completed.  Please note that you are not recertified until eLicensing displays your 2023 expiration date.
  • An expiration date of March 31, 2023 on NREMT.org does not mean you have completed your recertification.

Cards are printed and mailed weekly, and you should receive within 14 days of recertification.

Recertification instructions

Expiration Extension 

In accordance with Governor Charles D. Baker’s Order 41, EMT certifications due to expire in Spring 2021 have been extended until June 30, 2021. Your training profile must be completed by March 31, 2021.

How to renew Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

To renew your EMT certification, follow the Access NREMT (Step A).

There are different requirements to renew your certification depending on your certification level:

If you are not affiliated with an EMS agency, or you don't work for a Massachusetts EMS agency and you don't live in Massachusetts, please follow these steps to renew your certification:

If your Massachusetts certification expired in 2020 and your NREMT certification expires in 2021, please follow these steps to renew your certification:

More info for Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

  • For those EMS certifications set to expire in Spring, 2021
    • In accordance with AR 2-212, EMT Continuing Education Standards has been updated to match National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) policy, permitting EMTs whose certifications expire in 2021 to complete all of their continuing education via Distributive Education (DE), temporarily lifting the limits on DE for this cycle, due to the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
  • Certifications set to expire April 1, 2020

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