Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services Requirements

Paramedic licenses, first responder certifications, or emergency medical technician certifications expire on December 31 two (2) years from its issuance. KRS 311A.095
 
To renew, EMS providers must complete of the following: 

  • 1.5 contact hours of board-approved pediatric abusive head trauma once every five (5) years. KRS 311A.120(2) and KRS 311A.127.
 
2.0 contact hours of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services-approved content on HIV/AIDS [KRS 214.610(a), KRS 311A.110] and 3.0 contact hours on domestic violence [194A.540(9)(e)(f)] are required for initial licensure.

 
National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) to maintain NREMT certification. 
 
Requirements for Paramedics:
Maintain current registration by the NREMT as an NREMT-Paramedic OR
Successful completion of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program OR
60 hours of CE as specified here. 202 KAR 7:401 Section 3
 
Requirements for AEMTs:
Maintain current registration by the NREMT as an NREMT-NRAEMT OR
48 hours of CE that meet the requirements as specified here. 202 KAR 7:330 Section 4
 
Requirements for EMTs:
Maintain current registration by the NREMT as an NREMT-EMT OR
24 hours of CE that meet the requirements as specific here. 202 KAR 7:301 Section 3
 
Requirements for EMRs:
Current registration by the NREMT as an Emergency Medical Responder OR
Successful completion of seventeen (17) contact hours of continuing education that includes:
- 1.0 contact hour of disaster management or mass casualty incident (MCI) and
- 2.0 contact hours HIV/AIDS (optional). 202 KAR 7:201 Section 3(c)(e)

For more information visit: The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services