National Registry recertification is now in full swing and the Virginia Office of EMS is geared up and ready to assist you through this process. National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certified providers are required to renew their certification every two years.
First and foremost, the Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education (ACE) would ask that all Nationally Registered EMS providers required to recertify by March 31, 2020, please follow the NREMT Recert 2.0 Quick Guide, which was developed to assist all providers with the NREMT recertification process. This Quick Guide can be found at: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/23/2019/10/Quick-Guide-Completing-National-Registry-Recertification-Application-2019.pdf
Virginia providers whose Virginia CE Report meets the requirements for recertification can use an expedited process to quickly and easily recertify with the National Registry. You must follow the Quick Guide precisely, step-by-step in order to recertify in the expedited process—any deviation from the process outlined in the Quick Guide will cause an error in your recertification application with National Registry.
Providers who do not maintain their Virginia CE Report in alignment with their National Registry certification cycle will not be able to utilize this process. Please remember to use the ‘Recertify Me’ option in your Virginia EMS Portal account after your National Registry has been recertified to maintain your Virginia CE Report in alignment with your National Registry certification cycle.
Note: Recertification Cycle Start Date will be unique to each provider based on when National Registry issues your new certification. Hours accumulated after that start date can be utilized toward the next certification cycle.