Knight’s Fire Safety is a “Psychomotor Exam Testing” Site one of Fresno County Approved CCEMSA CE Provider. Our EMS CE Provider #61-0085.
We offer services to the Public, EMT-B Students, NREMT Candidates, Seasonal Firefighters or anyone seeking recertification for your EMT-B. We offer and have Psychomotor verification and BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification to, AHA Instructor. So Knight’s Fire Safety can help your earn your training.
How to renew an EMT certification
1. Does the State of California process renewals now that I have a State EMT card?
The State of California does not certify, renew or reinstate EMT certifications. This is done by the local EMS agency and other authorized certifying entities. Once the certification, renewal or reinstatement is processed, the certifying entity will issue the State EMT card. This card is valid state-wide and is documented in the State Central Registry. There is a Certification and Licensure Verification site where anyone can verify EMT status.
2. What are the renewal criteria for an EMT?
In order to renew an EMT certification prior to expiration, you must submit proof of either 24 hours of approved EMS continuing education (CE) or an approved 24 hour refresher course certificate taken within the past two years. A link to approved CE courses in California can be found on the EMT page of the EMS Authority’s website. A refresher course must be through an approved training program. Additionally, EMTs are to complete the EMT Skills Competency Verification Form EMSA-SCV (01-17). If you wish to apply for EMT certification renewal or need further clarification on what qualifies as approved CE, or our services, check out the shop.
3. Do I need to maintain my National Registry certification (NREMT)?
No! Once you have obtained your CA EMT certification, you are not required to maintain your NREMT in order to renew. If your EMT certificate lapses over one year and you have allowed your NREMT to lapse as well, then you will be required to pass the cognitive and psychomotor exams in order to reinstate your CA EMT certification. Many EMTs choose to maintain their NREMT certification in case they move to another state.
How to reinstate a lapsed EMT certification
1. What happens if your EMT certification lapses?
EMT certifications are good for two years from the date issued. Lapsed certifications requirements are outlined below:
For lapses of less than 6 months: 24 hours of CE or a 24 hour approved refresher course and completion of the EMT Skills form is required. A new background check is required if you change certifying entities, using their agency form.
For lapses of 6 months to less than 12 months: 36 hours of CE and completion of the EMT Skills form is required. A new background check is required if you change certifying entities, using their agency form.
For lapses of 12 months or more: 48 hours of CE, completion of the EMT Skills form, and passing a new background check. Additionally required is proof of passing the cognitive and psychomotor (NREMT) exams within 2 years of application OR current EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic NREMT certificate OR current & valid AEMT certificate or Paramedic license.
Apply for reinstatement at a local EMS agency.
2. Your a paramedic and you wish to get your expired EMT certificate reinstated – what do you need to do?
Depending on the expiration date of your EMT certificate, requirements vary. Please see the section above on lapsed EMT certification requirements. Your paramedic license is separate from the EMT certification and is not used to reinstate an EMT certificate automatically. The EMS Authority is the licensing agency with oversight for Paramedic licenses; the local EMS agencies and other approved certifying entities have oversight and jurisdiction over EMT certification.
3. You’ve been overseas deployed on active duty and your EMT certification has expired. What can you do?
A California certified EMT who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and whose certification expires while deployed on active duty, or whose certification expires less than six (6) months from the date they return from active duty deployment, with the Armed Forces of the United States shall have six (6) months from the date they return from active duty deployment to complete the renewal requirements found on the EMT page. Verification of the individual’s active duty is required. Also, for certified individuals whose military duty required them to use their EMT or AEMT skills, credit may be given for documented training they received while on active duty, if it meets CA state continuing education requirements. These individuals would need to provide documentation from their Commanding Officer(s) attesting to classes attended and successful completion. Please contact your local EMS agency should you need further guidance.
Also see Military Veteran Pathways to EMS Certification and Licensure.
Psychomotor Exam Testing
INFORMATION REGARDING THE REQUIRED PSYCHOMOTOR EXAM FROM NREMT:
The NREMT psychomotor exam is not part of the cognitive assessment exam. The applicant will need to connect with a current approved program by EMSA or a LEMSA in order to request psychomotor testing. This may require the assistance of Knight’s Fire Safety we are willing to add a student at test time or mobile services.