01-11-2010, 08:04 PM #1
EMT-Basic certification question...
Hey guys. About two and a half years ago I took an EMT-Basic certification course. I passed the course but I never took national registry (I know, I would kick myself right in the *** if I could for not taking it). Since it has been over two years I understand that my certification is no longer any good. However, I was wondering is their just a refresher course I could go through instead of going through the whole class again?
Funny thing is I actually just completed an application for National Registry for the EMS-First Responder class I just took. Already took and passed the final written test and practicalís are tomorrow.
I am pretty sure I would have to go through the Basic class again, but just wanted to make sure.
Thanks everyone. Stay safe out there.
01-11-2010, 08:44 PM #2
Not sure what Mississippi rules are but in WI you can take a refresher course within 6 months of your license expiring. Otherwise you have to go through the course all over again.
As far as the National Registry goes, I have never really seen the use of it. I don't plan on moving out of state so what is the purpose? Being Nationally Registered is not a requirement for WI anyway, maybe it is in some states but to me, its a waste of money when most states make you challenge the tests or go through the class anyway when you move.Jason Knecht
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01-11-2010, 08:46 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
if your location is correct, http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite.../47,0,307.html should provide you with answers.
Interestingly it says taking the national registry test, but maybe that is a new requirement. I'm a little confused because so far all I can find on recerting is that you send a form and a check into the state. Probably best to call and ask someone at the sate what exactly you have to do.
01-12-2010, 01:47 AM #4
I am about 90% positive you will have to re-take the entire course. Don't quote me though,Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.
01-12-2010, 12:01 PM #5
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
Depends on what state you're in. If you're in a state that requires you to have the NR cert, then you'll have to take the class again since you never tested...
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