Pennsylvania EMT & AEMT Certification and Recertification
EMT Training Courses in PA

EMT & Fire Training CEU Courses
CAPCE Approved
NREMT Accepted
EMT NCCP Refresher Course for recertification and retesting Yes Yes
AEMT NCCP Refresher Course for recertification and retesting Yes Yes
Paramedic NCCP Refresher Course for recertification and retesting Yes Yes
F3 Continuing Education Courses Yes Yes
F5 Continuing Education Courses Yes Yes

Department of Public Health

State Licensure Information

Q. Does the state accept EMT & Fire Training Continuing Education Courses?

A. EMT & Fire Training continuing education courses are CAPCE accredited and accepted by the NREMT. You should confirm with your state EMS office that they accept CAPCE accredited Continuing Education.

Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT or AEMT in Pennsylvania if I pass the EMT & Fire Training Course?

A. Yes. In order to be an EMT in Pennsylvania after being trained outside of Pennsylvania, you must hold an NREMT certificate, and the course must be a U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum Course. Our course follows the DOT Curriculum and is approved for use in the NREMT Certification Process. This EMT course curriculum covers all EMT Basic knowledge and skill requirements. The AEMT Course protocols are still being worked on by the state. Please call your state to see if our course would work for the AEMT level.

Q. Where is the state of Pennsylvania in the transition from the National Standard Curriculum to the new National EMS Education Standards?

A. Pennsylvania has 3 levels of EMS Personnel: First Responder, EMT (Which is the same as EMT), and Paramedic.

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


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

A. To recertify in the state of Pennsylvania, an EMT will need at least 24 hours of Continuing Education Credits in 3 years, including 12 training hours in medical/trauma.

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 CAPCE 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.


Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
1150 Riverside Drive
Lewistown, PA 17044

Pennsylvania EMS
Phone: (717) 795-0740 or (800) 243-2367


Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Room 606
Pennsylvania Department of Health
625 Forster St
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-8740
Fax: (717) 772-0910


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

A. Yes. When applying for reciprocity, you will be asked to attach your IFSAC Certificate.

Contact Information:

State Fire Commissioner


SFA Certification Program Manager
Tracie Young-Brungard
(717) 248-1115 x 120

State Fire Commissioner
Edward Mann
(717) 651-2201

Fire Commissioner Secretary
Robin Snyder
(717) 651-2201

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EMT & Fire Training, Inc. is a registered proprietary school with the Idaho State Board of Education and is officially recognized as an EMS training institution by the Idaho EMS Bureau. All EMS training programs meet current Idaho State and National EMS Education Standards and are registered with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).