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National Registry Recertification Reminder

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:01 AM

National Registry Recertification Reminder


Dear State EMS Official,

As you know, the National Registry has officially phased out the Traditional Model of recertification. All EMTs, Advanced-EMTs, and Paramedics due to recertify their National EMS Certification by March 31, 2019 are required to use the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). 

Starting next week, the National Registry will be communicating the full implementation of NCCP in several ways, including direct email and social media. We wanted to ensure that you are aware of the changes before the email reminders were sent.  As a reminder:

  • Refresher Course and Continuing Education components are now represented as National, Local and Individual.
  • EMS-related continuing education that reflects the current standards of practice and met the requirements of the traditional descriptions will transfer to meet the requirements of the NCCP model.
  • The NCCP recertification hours are:
    • Paramedic: a total of 60
    • AEMT: a total of 50 hours
    • EMT: a total of 40 hours
    • EMR: a total of 16 hours

If a provider doesn't see their hours when they log on, they will be prompted about the change and provided instructions on how to reassign their Continuing Education. They will see the following message: 

From My Certification Role, navigate to Manage Education at You can assign hours from your transcript to the NCCP model. Please note: We attempted to reassign some of the education.  If some courses couldn't be moved, you will be prompted to complete the process. The National Registry reassignment isn't permanent.  If you don't agree, you can reassign hours as needed.

We appreciate your assistance in helping us make this a very smooth transition. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Kind Regards,

Donnie Woodyard, Jr.
Chief Operations Officer

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