Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

EMS personnel in Massachusetts are required to renew their certification every two years.
Follow the instructions below to renew your certification expiring on April 1, 2020. We recommend you complete all steps by February 15, 2020.

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

We recommend that you complete and submit Step A and Step B in the recertification process by February 15, 2020 in order to receive your EMT card by April 1, 2020.

  • Check the license verification website to ensure your recertification has been completed.  Please note that you are not recertified until eLicensing displays your 2022 expiration date.
  • An expiration date of March 31, 2022 on NREMT.org does not mean you have completed your recertification.

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

Recertification instructions

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

To renew your EMT certification, follow the 2 Steps To Renewing Your Certification.

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:

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Before you receive your new certification card, you can check if you have been recertified online. If the online verification system documents that you have been recertified, you may work on the basis of that proof. We allow for electronic verification. This is referenced in Massachusetts Regulations at 105 CMR 170.285 (c) and (d).

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