National Registry (NREMT) Transition Information

WHAT'S THIS TRANSITION STUFF ALL ABOUT?

In order for NREMTs to maintain National EMS Certification, as outlined in the EMS Education Agenda for the Future, all NREMTs must meet the minimum requirements of knowledge and skills outlined in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Transition dates and processes which certified EMS providers must follow to obtain National EMS Certification vary according to the level of EMS provider and are outlined below.  It is important to understand that this is an NREMT requirement, not a Kentucky Board of EMS regulation.

First Responder

All NREMT First Responders who have expiration dates of September 30, 2011 or September 30, 2012 have two registration cycles (four years) to complete a state approved First Responder to Emergency Medical Responder transition course in order to be eligible for National EMS Certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (NREMR).

 

NREMT First Responder Expires:  Complete EMR Transition by:
 September 30, 2011  September 30, 2015
 September 30, 2012  September 30, 2016

 

 

What Does This Mean To Me as a Nationally Registered First Responder?

KBEMS has determined that all First Responder training delivered in the Commonwealth meets or exceeds the requirements of the new scope of practice.  Therefore, First Responders WILL NOT need to undergo any type of a transition course. The document below provides the National Registry with proof of your required training.

EMR Transition Document

The Document above is a fillable, savable, printable Adobe .pdf document.

Download, print and submit the above document to the NREMT as evidence that you are current. 

What if I am NOT Nationally Registered?

If you are not a NREMT First Responder, but hold ONLY Kentucky certification, you do not need to do anything. 

This will not affect your certification. 

 

EMT-Basic

All NREMT-Basics who have expiration dates of March 31, 2011 or March 31, 2012 have two registration cycles (four years) to complete a state approved Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) transition course in order to be eligible for National EMS Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT). 


NREMT Expires:  Complete EMT Transition by:
 March 31, 2011        March 31, 2015
 March 31, 2012  March 31, 2016



 

 

What Does This Mean to me as a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician?

KBEMS has determined that all EMT training delivered in the Commonwealth meets or exceeds the requirements of the new scope of practice. Therefore, EMTs WILL NOT need to undergo any type of a transition course. The document below provides the National Registry with proof of your required training.

EMT Transition Document

The Document above is a fillable, savable, printable Adobe .pdf document.

Download, print and submit the above document to the NREMT as evidence that you are current. 

What if I am NOT Nationally Registered?

If you are not a NREMT, but hold ONLY Kentucky certification, you do not need to do anything. 

This will not affect your certification. 

 

Paramedic

All NREMT-Paramedics who have expiration dates of March 31, 2011 or March 31, 2012 have two registration cycles (four years) to complete a state approved Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic to Paramedic transition course in order to be eligible for National EMS Certification as a National Registry Paramedic. 

 

NREMT-Paramedic Expires:  Complete Paramedic Transition by:
 March 31, 2011        March 31, 2015
 March 31, 2012  March 31, 2016
 March 31, 2013  March 31, 2017


 

 

What Does This Mean to me as a National Registered Paramedic?

 
KBEMS has determined that paramedic education delivered in the Commonwealth does not meet the requirements of the new scope of practice. Therefore, National Registry paramedics that meet the above criteria WILL need to undergo a transition course. The course will be online and free for KY nationally registered paramedics that meet the above criteria. 

Transition Course Information:

Only KY NREMT paramedics that meet the above criteria will be allowed to enroll in the transition course.  NREMT newsletter concerning transition courses https://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/Newsletter_Summer_2014.pdf

The new KY NREMT Paramedic Transition Course will be available during the below specified time periods each quarter. Registration will be open during the months preceding the scheduled courses and will close on the last day of the month preceding the course.   If you do not complete the course by the course closing date you will have to register for the next regularly scheduled course.  No registrations will be carried over to the next course.  Course completion certificates will be issued by the 15th of the following month by e-mail.

The 2017 quarterly schedule for the KY NREMT Paramedic Transition Course will be:

February 1, 2017

Visit the KBEMS Webinar Page to register for the "KY NREMT Paramedic Transition Course".  Make sure you complete all fields before submitting your request.  Please Include a day time phone number in the message box in case there are registration issue. Do not register for the transition course more than once.  If you lost your log in information or you are having trouble logging into the course e-mail your issue to the KBEMS Director of Education & Training at (robert.andrew@kctcs.edu).

What if I am not Nationally Registered?

If you are not certified by National Registry and hold a Kentucky paramedic license, you do not need or are eligible to complete the KY NREMT Paramedic Transition Course.  Due to the large number of KY national registry paramedics that are matriculating through the transition course the course will not be open to KY paramedics that are not nationally registered.

Questions?

If you have any transition course questions please feel free to contact:
Robert Andrew, KBEMS Director of Education & Training
Office: 859-256-3577 E-mail: robert.andrew@kctcs.edu

Additional information from NREMT about transition courses can be found at: https://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/Newsletter_Summer_2014.pdf