Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT or AEMT in New York if I pass the EMT & Fire Training EMT or AEMT Course?
A. Yes, the state of New York Bureau of EMS is able to grant a direct reciprocity for individuals who hold only National Registry Certification, as long as they have completed a state recognized or National Registry Practical Skills and Written Examination within the last 18 months. Upon completion of our course, and the passing of both the practical exam and the NREMT Computer Exam, you will be NREMT or NRAEMT Certified and therefore eligible to apply for direct license in the state of New York through Reciprocity:
New York Reciprocity Application Information
Q. Where is the state of New York in the transition from the National Standard Curriculum to the new National EMS Education Standards?
A. New York keeps their training current with the US Department of Transportation minimum standard curriculum and expects all applicants to be trained with these standards as a minimum in order to apply for licensure or certification in their state. Additional Information.
Q. Does New York require any extra EMT or AEMT training that EFT does not provide in its course?
Q. How do I recertify for EMS in the State of New York?
A. Anyone recertifying in the state of New York must either enroll in a NYS refresher course OR belong to an EMS agency and enroll/recertify through the CME program.
If you are looking to recertify with the NREMT, we offer an online refresher that is 24 hours, and 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. 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.
Q. I failed the NREMT exam 3 times already. Will your 24 Hour Online EMT Refresher allow me to retest with the NREMT?
A. Yes. 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.
Q. I failed the NRAEMT exam 3 times already. Will your 36 Hour Online AEMT Refresher allow me to retest with the NREMT?
A. Yes. 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.
Q. Will your 36 Hour Online AEMT Refresher allow me to recertify as an Advanced EMT?
A. To recertify with the National Registry as an AEMT you will need to complete the 36 Hour AEMT Refresher, an additional 36 Continuing Education (CE’s) hours, and have a current CPR Certification. If you are doing this Refresher for State Licensure, please check with your state first to see if they will accept this 36 Hour Online AEMT Refresher that is CECBEMS approved and NREMT accepted.
NYS DOH Bureau of EMS
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206-1388
Q. Does the state of New York accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
A. The state of New York has their own state testing and they also allow ProBoard Certified Firefighters.
OFFICE OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Floyd A. Madison, New York State Fire Administrator
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-6746
Fax: (518) 474-3240