Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS Requirements

Pennsylvania paramedic and AEMT’s must renew every 2 years.  Pennsylvania EMR’s and EMT’s must renew every three years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31.
 
Pennsylvania licensees who will be maintaining their NREMT certification will need to ensure that they meet NREMT requirements. 

Excerpt from the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Bureau of Emergency Services FAQs regarding training as mandated reporters:
Under the CPSL, certain persons licensed by the Department of State and employees with direct contact with children of entities regulated by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that serve children are required to undergo CPSL training. As EMS providers are certified by the Department of Health, they don’t fall under this requirement. However, the Department of Health is contemplating making CPSL training a requirement of all EMS providers as part of the continuing education requirements. In the interim, all EMS agencies and EMS providers are encouraged to take training courses to fully understand their responsibilities as mandated reporters.
 
National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) to maintain NREMT certification and Pennsylvania state licenses. 
 
Requirements for Paramedics:
36 hours of continuing education every two years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(e).
 
Requirements for Advanced EMT (AEMT):
36 hours of continuing education every two years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(d).
 
Requirements for EMT:
24 hours of continuing education every three years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(c).
 
Requirements for EMR:
16 hours of continuing education every three years.  28 PA. CODE CHS § 1023.31(b). 
 

For more information visit: The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services