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Mississippi EMT Course Acceptance - Certification and Recertification
EMT Training Courses in MS

Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT in Mississippi if I am NREMT certified?

A. Yes, follow the link below to see the application and process.State of Mississippi

Q. Does Mississippi require any extra EMT training that EFT does not provide in its course?

A. No.

Q. How do I recertify for EMS in the State of Mississippi?

A. You must maintain your current NREMT certification. To do this you must take an EMT Basic Refresher, plus 48 CE's, and have your current AHA CPR and skills verification.

We offer a 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.

We also have Continuing Edcuation (CE's) for you to fulfill the extra requirements.

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.

Contact Information:
Bureau of Emergency Medical services
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 E Woodrow Wilson Ave
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone (601)576-7380


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

A. Yes. The State of Mississippi uses NFPA standards for firefighters trained in the state. They will accept and review certificates received through a program that uses NFPA standards for training such as IFSAC certified firefighters.


After employment, can a fire fighter candidate complete the Fire Fighter I and II certification requirements through an out-of-state agency, private company, or other training institution?
NO. MSCB regulations prohibit the granting of reciprocity for Fire Fighter I and II to any candidate who received their certification from a non-approved source after being employed in a position defined by the Board as “fire personnel”

An exception to this regulation exists for candidates who already possess Fire Fighter Level I certification but not Level II. Because Mississippi does not offer a stand-alone Fire Fighter II program, employed candidates may complete the level II requirement through another entity. If successful, the candidate may file for complete MSCB certification through reciprocity or challenge testing.

Does the MSCB recognize valid Fire Fighter I and II certifications issued by non-approved agencies or programs if the candidate received such credentials prior to their employment in a fire fighting position?
Yes. The MSCB will grant reciprocity and direct entry into the state’s certification systems to any candidate who possesses valid certification for Fire Fighter I and II issued by any entity accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). If the certificate was issued by an entity accredited by any other system or based on a non-accredited NFPA program, the Board will recognize the candidate’s training upon successful completion of any approved challenge (written and skills) test. All other forms of Fire Fighter certification are not recognized by the Board and would require the candidate to successfully complete an authorized course of study and examination process prior to receiving MSCB certification.

Contact Information:

Mississippi Standards and Certification Board
#1 Fire Academy USA
Jackson, MS 39208-9600
Phone: (601) 932-2444
Fax: (601) 932-2819

Mississippi  State Fire Academy: http://www.mid.state.ms.us/fireacad/

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