Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

EMS personnel in Massachusetts are required to renew their certification every two years.
The 2018 renewal period begins on October 1, 2017 and ends on March 31, 2018. For those certified with the National Registry, national certification must be maintained to renew in Massachusetts.

Office of Emergency Medical Services

The Details

What you need

We recommend that you complete and submit all steps in the recertification process by February 15, 2018 in order to receive your EMT card by April 1, 2018.

Recertification instructions

How to renew

To renew your EMT certification, follow the 3 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 2017 and your NREMT certification expires in 2018, please follow these steps to renew your certification:

More info

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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