DPH: AEMT reinstatement

AEMT reinstatement


(What to do after the expiration of your certification)
 
If the certification is not renewed within 90 days after the expiration date, the certification will become void and or expire and as a result the applicant can no longer practice as an EMS provider unless the certification is reinstated. 
Any person certified as an AEMT whose certification has expired may apply for reinstatement of such certification as follows:
  • If the certification expired less than 365 days from the date of application for reinstatement:
    • you must complete an approved refresher course with a minimum of 53 hours.
  • If the certification expired more than one year but less than three years from the date of application for reinstatement:
    • you must complete an approved refresher course with a minimum of 53 hours and the cognitive (written) and practical examinations required for initial certification.
  • If the certification expired three or more years from the date of application for reinstatement:
    • you must complete a full Initial course with a minimum of 100 hours and the written and practical examinations required for initial certification. 
Documentation Requirements:                                                                                                             
  • A completed application for AEMT reinstatement, and, in addition, applicants must complete one of the following requirements, depending on the expiration date of their certification:
  • Expiration date of less than one year:  AEMT Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved refresher course, submitted directly from your instructor.
  • Expiration date of at least one year but less than three years:  AEMT Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved refresher course, submitted directly from your instructor.  Such person shall, in addition to the completion of a refresher course, complete both the cognitive (written) examination and an approved practical examination. 
  • Expiration date of more than three years:  AEMT Program Completion Form verifying completion of new full approved course, submitted directly from your instructor .
  • Expiration date occurs while on Active Military Duty:  AEMT Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved refresher course, submitted directly from your instructor.  Please note:  an approved refresher course must be completed for a period not to exceed one year from the date of discharge.  Copies of discharged papers (DD214) must accompany the application for reinstatement of the EMS certification. 
  • If applicable, official verification of current or expired AEMT certification or licensure in another state(s) or territory.  This form must be sent by the applicant (after filling out section 1) to the state they are currently certified/licensed in for official verification of licensure/certification.  Once the verifying agency has completed the form, it is to be sent directly to this office from the verifying state’s Licensing/Certification entity.  The verifying state or territory must also provide their current license/certification requirements.  Please note: some jurisdictions may charge a fee for completion of the verification form; contact the jurisdiction for fee information.  Contact information for states and territories can be found on the NREMT website

An important note on certification issue dates:  The issue date of a new or reinstated (due to expiration) certification is based on the day the course was completed.  They are valid for a period not to exceed three years, and expire on the first calendar day of the quarter following the issue date (January 1st, April 1st, July 31st, October 1st).  Example: a certification issued on January 23rd, 2017 would have an expiration date of April 1st, 2020.


All supporting documentation should be sent from the primary source (state, territory, instructor).



Send via email, fax or regular mail to:
Firm: Department of Public Health
Email: dph.emslicensing@ct.gov
Address: 410 Capitol Av., MS#12EMS
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134
— This is 2 miles from you (06106).
Fax: 860.920.3142
For a listing of Connecticut approved initial and refresher courses, please click the "Education and Training" link in the left navigation menu at the top of this page.


Content Last Modified on 8/16/2017 10:30:50 AM