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Rhode Island EMT Recertification and Course Acceptance
EMT Training Courses in RI

Q. Can I become a certified and licensed EMT in Rhode Island if I pass the EMT & Fire Training EMT Course?

A. Yes. Rhode Island requires you to provide course completion information and your NREMT certificate number when you fill out the application to become an EMT.  Upon completion of our course and the successful passing of the NREMT practical and cognitive exams, you will receive an NREMT certificate which you can use to apply for licensure in the state of Rhode Island.

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

A. Rhode Island has 3 different levels for EMS Providers: EMT, EMT-Cardiac, and Paramedic.

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

A. Yes. The EMT applicant must complete an EOA/MAST update and present the certificate with the application package if training was conducted out-of-state.

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

A. An EMS provider with an NREMT license may submit documentation of a current certification as an EMT (Basic) by the National Registry at the time of license renewal. The NREMT requires a 24-Hour EMT (Basic) Refresher like the one that we provide in order to maintain a current NREMT certification. All EMT's and Paramedics in RI must maintain NREMT Certification after January 1, 2012.

Our online refresher is 24 hours, and includes 10 hours of Distance Learning (DL), 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.

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:
Rhode Island Department of health
Division of Health Services Regulation
Emergency Medical Services
3 Capitol Hill, Room 103
Providence, RI 02908-5097


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

A. Rhode Island goes by the NFPA standards, which recognizes IFSAC certified firefighters.


Contact Information:

State of Rhode Island
Division of the state Fire Marshal
118 Parade Street
Providence, RI  02909
Phone: (401) 462-4200
Fax: (401) 462-4250

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