Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of EMS Requirements

Iowa certifications must renew every 2 years.  IAC 641-131.4(4). Four CE hours during the certification period must include a minimum of one hour in the following topics [IAC 139.4(3)(c):
     -Infectious diseases
     -Abuse (child and dependent adult)
     -Trauma emergencies
     -Medical emergencies
 
Requirements for Paramedic Specialists:
60 hours of continuing education every two years.  IAC 131.4(5)(b)(5).
 
Requirements for Paramedics:
48 hours of continuing education every two years.  IAC 131.4(5))(b)(4).

Requirements for EMT-I/AEMT: 
36 hours of continuing education every two years.  IAC 131.4(5)(b)(3).

Requirements for EMTs:
24 hours of continuing education every two years.  IAC 131.4(5)(b)(2).

Requirements for EMT-Defibrillator:
24 hours of continuing education every two years.  IAC 131.4(5)(b)(2).
 
Requirements for EMT-Ambulance:
24 hours of continuing education every two years.  IAC 131.4(5)(b)(2).
 
Requirements for EMR:
12 hours of continuing education every two years.  IAC 131.4(5)(b)(1).
 

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