Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS Requirements

Alabama licensees must renew every 2 years.  Renewal applications received after March 1 will not guarantee the applicant’s license will be processed in time to avoid expiring.  All licenses expire at midnight on March 31 in the stated year of their expiration. Alabama Administrative Code 420-2-1-.23

An individual who was licensed prior to 1986 and was not required to obtain NREMT certification for initial licensure will be granted amnesty for the requirement to maintain NREMT certification but must meet the current OEMS CE requirements. Alabama Administrative Code 420-2-1-.23 (5)

 National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) to maintain NREMT certification and Alabama state licenses. 

Requirements for Paramedics:
60 hours every two years

Requirements for Advanced EMT (AREMT):
50 hours every two years

Requirements for EMT-Intermediate:
50 hours every two years (must follow NCCR requirements for AREMTs)

Requirements for EMT:
40 hours every two years

Requirements for EMR:
16 hours every two years