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EMT & Paramedic Certification


Recertification Process

Utah EMS professional certification must be renewed every four years. The recertification process ensures that you have maintained your knowledge and skills.

If you work for an EMS agency, your training officer will help you with the recertification process. The list below summarizes the steps to recertify; however, please refer to the Recertification Protocol for EMS Personnel for complete information.

  1. Complete and submit the Application Packet for Certification, Recertification, and Reciprocity.
  2. Submit recertification fees.
  3. Undergo a criminal background check. If you have lived outside Utah anytime in the past five years, you must be fingerprinted. Review information about criminal background checks.
  4. Submit a copy of current CPR course completion. The course must teach current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.
  5. EMT-IA and Paramedic: Submit documentation of current course completion of the following.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Either Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) - Paramedics ALS course / Advanced EMT's BLS course
  6. Submit tuburculosis test documentation (not required for EMD).
  7. Submit documentation of required hours of continuing medical education (CME) as outlined in Recertification Protocol for EMS Personnel.
  8. EMT-I, EMT-IA, and Paramedic: Submit a letter from a certified off-line medical director recommending you for recertification and verifying your demonstrated proficiency in certain skills.
  9. After submitting your application and fees through your training officer, schedule to take the recertification practical exam and/or written exam for your certification level, as applicable. Review information about exams.

Questions? Contact the Bureau of EMS at ems@utah.gov or 801-273-6666.

Updated August 05, 2015