The State of Colorado accepts candidates for certification who have a current NREMT or NRAEMT certificate. Completion of our courses allows students to take the NREMT or NRAEMT tests to become nationally certified.
The state of Colorado does not consider itself a “National Registry State,” however, individuals who hold a current National Registry status are eligible to be licensed as a Colorado EMT or AEMT. The National Registry must be obtained for a person to apply for initial certification.
Colorado requires that applicants for EMT be over 18 years of age, legal citizens of the US, and submit to a CBI or FBI fingerprint and criminal history check.
To recertify for EMS in the State of Colorado, you must meet the requirements for continuing education or refresher course and skills verification by a Colorado state-recognized EMS education program representative or Colorado medical director OR maintain National Registry Certification with the NREMT. We offer a 24 Hour refresher for the EMT, a 36 Hour Refresher for the AEMT, and a 48 Hour Refresher for the Paramedic. They are fully accepted by the NREMT and are CECBEMS accredited. These online refreshers meet the actual requirements of the NREMT to be counted as an official refresher.
If you have failed the NREMT 3 times, use our EMT Refresher for 3 more opportunities to test along with our EMT Test Prep.
If you have failed the NRAEMT 3 times, use our AEMT Refresher for 3 more opportunities to test along with our AEMT Test Preparation.
If you have failed your National Registry Paramedic Exam 3 times, use our Paramedic Refresher for 3 more opportunities to test along with our Paramedic Test Preparation.
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2980
Fax: (303) 691-7720
Q. Does the state of Colorado accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
A. Yes. The Colorado Division of Fire Safety will examine all requests for grants of equivalent reciprocal certification to candidates who are certified by International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (“IFSAC”) and/or National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (“ProBoard”) accredited entities to determine if the certification is applicable in Colorado. This reciprocity policy applies to DFS certification levels accredited by IFSAC and/or ProBoard. Reciprocity
Colorado Division of Fire Safety
690 Kipling Street, Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-4600
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