Connecticut Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Services will accept any EMT or AEMT for licensure who has an NREMT or NRAEMT certificate. Our EMT and AEMT courses are approved NREMT courses. Once you complete our course and pass both your state practical and Cognitive NREMT or NRAEMT exams, then you can apply for licensure in your state.
Connecticut does not require any extra EMT training that EFT does not provide in its course.
To recertify for EMS in the State of Connecticut, the applicant will need to complete an approved refresher-training course within 6 months of the expiration date of the certificate. The refresher must include both the written and practical testing. We offer the 24-Hour EMT Refresher Course, which includes 10 hours of self-directed learning, and 14 hours of Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) sessions where a real instructor is present to answer questions and discuss the topics, but it does not include the practical testing (PLEASE approve with your state before taking our refresher course). It is fully accepted by the NREMT and is CECBEMS accredited. This is only one of the few online refreshers that meet the actual requirements by the NREMT to be counted as an official refresher. You have 2 years to complete the refresher from the time you sign up (or you can usually get it done in as little as 2 to 3 weeks). The cost of the refresher is $249.
**If you have failed your NREMT computer exam 3 times, you will need a 24 Hour EMT Refresher for 3 more opportunities to pass. Once you pass our 24 Hour EMT Online Refresher course you will have 3 more opportunities at taking the NREMT Exam. The Course is accepted by the NREMT and covers all 24 hours of the Mandatory Core and Content required. To insure that you pass on your next attempt you can practice for the exam with our test prep site.
**We also have a 36 Hour AEMT Refresher Course that you can use if you have failed the NRAEMT Exam 3 times. Once you pass our 36 Hour AEMT Online Refresher course you will have 3 more opportunities at taking the NRAEMT Exam. The Course is accepted by the NREMT for both AEMT and I85 and covers all 36 hours of the Mandatory Core and Flexible Core Content required. To insure that you pass on your next attempt you can practice for the exam with our test prep site.
**If you are in need of a 48 Hour Paramedic Refresher, we have one that you can do all online with 24 Live Modules.
Connecticut EMS Licensure, Certification and Exam information.
*Connecticut allows EMS providers to begin their service at age 16.
State of Connecticut DPHOEMS Contact Information:
410 Capital Ave MS #12 EMS
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Telephone (860) 509-7975
Fax (860) 509-7987
Q. Does the state of Connecticut accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
Commission on Fire
Prevention and Control
Connecticut Fire Academy
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