Pennsylvania Department of Health Requirements

Renewal periods:

First Responder: Every 3 years

EMT: Every 3 years

Paramedic: Annually

CE Requirements for EMTs and Paramedics

First Responder: 16 hours of continuing education credits every three (3) years. Eight (8) hours must be medical/trauma.

                                                        
EMT: 24 hours of continuing education credits every three (3) years. Twelve (12) of those hours must be in medical/trauma.

                                
Paramedic: 18 hours of continuing education every year. Nine (9) of those hours must be in medical/trauma.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.
Additionally, EFFECTIVE WITH THE FIRST LICENSE RENEWAL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.

For more information visit: The Pennsylvania Department of Health