To regain your expired credential a North Carolina EMS Professional must complete the following:
For Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
EMS Professionals will have 24 months from the date of expiration to complete a NC Office of Emergency Medical Services approved Refresher Course and take the North Carolina State Exam
For Advanced-Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT) and Paramedics
EMS Professionals will have 48 months from the date of expiration to complete a NC Office of Emergency Medical Services approved Refresher Course and take the North Carolina State Exam
Once an Emergency Medical Services Professionals has completed the educational transition course here are the next steps:
1. If you are non-affiliated with an agency, please contact your local regional office.
Western Regional Office
Central Regional Office
Eastern Regional Office
2. If you are affiliated with an agency or institution they should already be working along with you during this transition.
3. Maintain a copy of your certification or transcript for your records.
FOR INSTITUTIONS AND INSTRUCTORS
Institutions and Instructors have until December 31, 2017 to become compliant with the updated educational guidelines.
Failure to comply with the updated educational guidelines by December 31, 2017 will result in approved teaching institutions not being able to offer any EMS course.
Instructors must attend an NC Office of EMS Instructor Workshop by December 31, 2017.