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Ohio NREMT Course Acceptance and Certification Details
EMT Training Courses in OH

Ohio State Accepted

CECBEMS Approved

NREMT Accepted

EMT Certification Course


Idaho State Approved


24 Hour EMT Refresher Course for recertification** and retesting




48 Hour Paramedic Refresher Course for recertification** and retesting




EMT Basic to EMT Transition Course

Required for NREMT Recertification

No—State Approved


I-85 to AEMT Transition Course

Required for NRAEMT Reertification

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



*It is not easy, but it is possible to use our EMT Training to get licensed in Ohio. Ohio uses the National Registry as their testing and certification mechanism. Our NREMT EMT courses help you to acquire an NREMT certification that will allow you to apply for reciprocity with the state of Ohio. You will be required to take a 12-hour Advanced Airway Curriculum Course of Instruction. You can search for accredited training facilities here. Please advise the EMS Program Coordinator who operates the training school you choose that you need the 12-hour Advanced Airway Curriculum for the basic level.

Online initial and Renewal Certification Applications can be found here.

EMT-Basics in Ohio must complete 40-hours of Continuing Education including 6 hours on pediatric issues, 2 hours on geriatric issues, 8 hours on trauma issues to include completion of the trauma triage and transportation protocols approved by the board, or a passing score on a board approved exam to demonstrate competence to have a certificate to practice as an EMT-Basic that would have otherwise been shown by CEU’s.

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
Ohio Division of Emergency Medical services
Mailing Address:
PO Box 182073
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43218-2073
Phone (614) 466-9447 Toll Free: (800) 233-0785
FAX (614)466-9461


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

A. If you are a current valid firefighter in the US Armed Forces or any US state with a structured training program and with equal standards to Ohio, you can submit an application packet for review. The application packet can be found at:


You will also need to submit a completion verification of the NIMS 100 and 700, and verification of your IFSAC certification.

Contact Information

Doug Orahood, Fire/Testing Coordinator (614) 752-3960 dorahood@dps.state.oh.us
Saunnie Rookstool, EMS Testing Specialist (614) 752-3946 srook@dps.state.oh.us
Rachel Moore, Fire Training Specialist (614) 728-1525 romoore@dps.state.oh.us
Loretta Garred, Customer Service Assistant (614) 752-423 lgarred@dps.state.oh.us
Brittany Matthews, Telephone Operator (614) 752-3932 bsmathews@dps.state.oh.us

The Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of State Fire Marshal
8895 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614(752-8200 or (800) 252-0803


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