Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

Follow the instructions below and complete both steps A and B to renew your certification set to expire in Spring 2024. We recommend you complete all steps by Feb. 15, 2024.

Office of Emergency Medical Services

The Details of Renew your EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic certification

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

  • Update your contact information on the eLicensing website to receive recertification reminders
  • Check the license verification website to ensure your recertification has been completed. Please note that you are not recertified until eLicensing displays your 2026 expiration date.
  • An expiration date of March 31, 2026 on NREMT.org does not mean you have completed your recertification.

Once you have successfully recertified, your card will be emailed directly to you. MA OEMS no longer prints and mails certification cards.
 

Continuing Education Requirements for the 2024 Recertification Cycle:

All Continuing Education may be completed using Distributive Education. Distributive Education (DE) courses are online, self-paced courses without a live instructor. DE courses will have either a T3 (OEMS) or F3 (CAPCE) approval number.

Recertification instructions 2024

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

Step A (First Step): 

  • Log into your Training Profile on NREMT.org, for use by all EMS providers in MA. Ensure your profile is up to date with your correct email and mailing address.  
    • If you have questions about this website, including your username/password, contact NREMT at support@nremt.org.
       
  • Affiliate with your agency using the dropdown on your Certification Dashboard. Contact your agency or region for specific instructions and training profile assistance. 
    • If you are unaffiliated and do not have NREMT certification, find the regional office for your residential address at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/ems-regions-in-Massachusetts 
      • You may find it listed as “Unaffiliated-Region [X]” 
    • If you are unaffiliated and have NREMT certification, you will renew your NREMT as “Inactive”
       
  • Enter and assign education courses and upload documentation. Submit “Recert Application”, including training profile fee.  
    • Don’t forget to retain your course completion documentation. 
    • Submitting the fee payment is not the same as submitting the training profile. Please make sure you do both. The "submit" button is on the bottom of the "Recert Application" page. 
      • Submission fee: $25 (Basic), $26 (Advanced), $32 (Paramedic) 
    • Ensure all education is completed and meets requirements before submitting. 

Step B (Second Step): 

The Office of Emergency Medical Services transitioned to a new online licensing system.

You will need to create an account and link your existing license(s) to your new account. Please note, if you hold licenses/certifications from multiple boards, each license/certification must be linked one at a time.

To create an account, link your certification, and submit your state recertification application and $125 fee:

  1. Go to the Health Professions Licensing Portal
  2. Click the “Create Account” button
  3. Once you have registered, log in to your account and select “Manage My Licenses and Applications” and then “Link License/Registration to my Account.”
    1. Select your license type from the “License Type” dropdown menu; and
    2. Enter your license number in the “License Number” field.
      1. Please ensure you enter the correct MA EMS certification number with the prefix letter (E – EMT Basic, A – Advanced EMT, P – EMT Paramedic).
      2. You will be asked to provide your SSN and DOB for confirmation
  4. Once your certification has been linked to your account, select “Show Details”
    1. You will see the option to Start and “EMT – Renewal Application”
  5. Complete application, submit payment, then submit. Please note, submission comes after payment.

For additional instructions, please visit Health Professions Licensing System User Guide for information on how to get started. If you have questions about this website, contact the eLicensing HelpDesk dph.elicensing_support@mass.gov.

Please note: The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) no longer issues paper certifications or paper certification renewal reminders.  OEMS will use email to communicate renewal reminders and important changes in statute, regulations and policies. Failure to provide and update a working email address will prevent you from receiving these important updates. With this upgraded system, application payments may be submitted using credit/debit cards, or ACH (eCheck). Credit/Debit card payments will be subject to a 2.35% fee. Returned payments incur a $15 fee (including returns for insufficient funds, wrong account number and credit card chargeback). 

Please visit the OEMS eLicensing FAQs webpage for additional information.

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Instructor/Coordinator and/or Examiner renewal

If you hold Instructor/Coordinator, Examiner (any level), and/or Chief Examiner (any level), you must submit a renewal application for each. The deadline for the Instructor/Coordinator and/or Examiner renewal applications and required supporting documentation is January 31, 2024. No applications or documentation will be accepted after the deadline.

Once submitted, the application(s) will remain pending until your EMT Basic, Advanced EMT, or EMT Paramedic certification has renewed.

Instructor/Coordinator: https://forms.office.com/g/x59ZGNuUGW

Examiner/Chief Examiner: https://forms.office.com/g/Xab1GE569V

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