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Renewal Requirements

Section 1: ALL levels of licensure MUST complete the following:

  1. All relicensure fees
  2. A signed copy (front & back) of current CPR card. This can be any of the following as long as it meets the requirements set forth in the EMS Rules and Regulations, Section IX. C. 1. c. (Page 43)
    1. American Heart Association BLS Provider
    2. American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
    3. Other Nationally recognized CPR course for Heath Care Providers

Details for all of the following can be located in the EMS Rules and Regulations, Section IX. C. 2. a-c. (currently page 42 - 49), Instructor Requirements are in, Section IX. C. 3. (currently page 49)

Section 1: EMT requirements including the following:

  1. 40 Hours CE following NCCP, Local and Individual Requirements; to include 4 hours of trauma education with 2 of those being Arkansas System Specific, 4 hours of Pediatric Education and 2 hours Stroke, OR
  2.  Challenge and pass the NREMT cognitive exam with documentation of skills competency from the Services Medical Director or their designee; OR
  3. Submit a valid NREMT card for the period of renewal to include to include 4 hours of trauma education with 2 of those being Arkansas System Specific, 4 hours of Pediatric Education and 2 hours Stroke. State licensure will match NREMT renewal dates.

Section 2: AEMT requirements including the following:

  1. 50 Hours Following NREMT NCCP, Local and Individual Requirements; to include 4 hours of trauma education with 2 of those being Arkansas System Specific, 5 hours of Pediatric Education and 3.5 hours Stroke OR
  2.  Challenge and pass the NREMT cognitive exam with documentation of skills competency from the Services Medical Director or their designee; OR
  3. Submit and valid NREMT card for the renewal period you are applying for, to include 4 hours of trauma education with 2 of those being Arkansas System Specific, 5 hours of Pediatric Education and 3.5 hours Stroke.

Section 3: Paramedic requirements include the following:

  1. A signed copy (front & back) of current American Heart ACLS and CPR card. AND
  2. 60 Hours Following NREMT NCCP, Local and Individual Requirements; to include 5 hours of trauma education with 2 of those being Arkansas System Specific, 6 hours of Pediatric Education, 2 hours Stroke and 2 hours Cardiac, OR
  3. Challenge and pass the NREMT cognitive exam with documentation of skills competency

         from the Services Medical Director or their designee; OR

  1. Submit a valid NREMT card for the renewal period you are applying for, to include 5 hours of trauma education with 2 of those being Arkansas System Specific, 6 hours of Pediatric Education and 2 hours Stroke and 2 hours Cardiac.

*Audits: If a licensee’s application is randomly selected, the licensee must provide documentation for all hours used for their relicensure within 15 business days from notification. See the EMS Rules and Regulations for specifics.

Distributive Education:

A method of delivering EMS education where the educator and student are not able to interact in real time. Examples include online courses, journal article review, and videos.

Section 4: Instructor requirements include the following:

  1. (12) hours of Continuing Education at the Instructor level
  2. Signed and Dated letter of good standing from the Training Site you are aligned with
  3. CPR Instructor Card
  4. ACLS Instructor card if you a Paramedic Instructor
  5. One of the following (Documentation must be provided):​
    • One (1) full EMT course teaching more than 50% of the course
    • Two (2) EMT courses as co-instructor
    • Forty-eight (48) hours of classroom instruction with a letter from the lead instructor or EMS Education Program verifying hours and topics of instruction taught.

*Audits: If a licensee’s application is randomly selected, the licensee must provide documentation for all hours used for their relicensure within 15 business days from notification. See the EMS Rules and Regulations for specifics.

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Renewal Requirements

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