Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of EMS Requirements

EMS certification is for a period of two years.

CE Requirements for EMTs and Paramedics

First Responder: 12 hours                                       
EMT-Ambulance: 24 hours                                            
EMT-Defibrillator: 24 hours                                  
EMT- Basic/EMT: 24 hours                                          
EMT-Intermediate/AEMT:  36 hours                                             
EMT-Paramedic: 48 hours                                               
Paramedic Specialist/Paramedic: 60 hours

For more information visit: The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of EMS