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Hawaii State Information for
EMT & Fire Training Courses

EMT Training Courses in HI

Hawaii State Accepted

CECBEMS Approved

NREMT Accepted

EMT Certification Course

Yes--with extra hours*

Idaho State Approved


24 Hour EMT Refresher Course for recertification** and retesting

No--Only National Registry Re-certification and Retest



48 Hour Paramedic Refresher Course for recertification** and retesting

No--Only National Registry Re-certification and Retest



EMT Basic to EMT Transition Course

Required for NREMT

No—State Approved


F3 Continuing Education Courses

24 Required for NREMT and State Re-Certification



F5 Continuing Education Courses

24 Required for NREMT




8 Hours



*Please read through the rules found in this FAQ.

Application: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/medical/application_publication

*Because the Board is unfamiliar with training programs outside of Hawaii, we ask that the director of your training program assist us by completing an evaluation form.

To recertify as an EMT in Hawaii, a current certificate from the NREMT and proof of Continuing Education Units (CEU), by a state approved EMT refresher training with 24 hours minimum, an annual CPR certification, and 48 hours of additional continuing education in any of the subjects listed:
(A) Standards and policies of the emergency medical services system;
(B) Human systems and patient assessment;
(C) Respiratory emergencies;
(D) Cardiovascular emergencies;
(E) Neurological emergencies;
(F) Musculoskeletal injuries;
(G) Obstetrical and gynecological emergencies;
(H) Pediatric emergencies;
(I) Medical emergencies;
(J) Trauma;
(K) Shock;
(L) Basic knowledge of behavioral disorders;
(M) Extrication and rescue techniques; and
(N) Introduction to communications;

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. 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.

Contact Information:

State of Hawaii:

State Emergency Medical Services &
Injury Prevention System Branch

3675 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816 USA
Phone: (808) 733-9210
Fax: (808) 733-9216



Q. Does the state of Hawaii accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?

A. Applicants wanting to work as a firefighter in Hawaii must complete the employment application, pass a written and a physical test, and interview for the open position. http://www.co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?NID=1468

Contact Information:

I found the information at: http://hawaii.gov/health/family-child-health/ems/har16-85.html#54

State of Hawaii Department of Health: http://hawaii.gov/health/


EMT Frequently Asked Questions: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/faqs/medical_faq

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