NCCP Renewal Information
The NREMT's National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) is a renewal platform designed to deliver evidence-based medicine to EMS professionals throughout the country. The NCCP is structured in three requirement categories of continuing education:
- National Continued Competency Requirements (often called the NCCR):
- Local Continued Competency Requirements (often called the LCCR); and
- Individual Continued Competency Requirements (often called the ICCR).
The NREMT introduced the NCCP model in 2012. In October 2016, the NREMT updated this model consistent with its plan to do so every four years.
On February 18, 2016, the EMSRB adopted the NCCP recertification model for EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics wishing to renew their certification in Minnesota. This model applies to renewal cycles after April 1, 2016. For some, the NCCP model is an option for renewal; for others the NCCP model is a requirement.
Please note the following: Mark King Initiative will open July 2017 for EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic applicants whose certification expires 03/31/2018.
If you are a Nationally-Registered EMT, AEMT or Paramedic, or if you seek reinstatement of your National Registry through the Mark King Initiative, you must renew using the NCCP Model. Please note that in accordance with Minnesota statute and the NREMT, component of the NCCP model may be satisfied by completing:
- The NREMT’s NCCR requirements as listed in the either the 2012 or 2016 versions;
- The “traditional-style” EMT refresher;
- 48 hours of continuing education appropriate to the applicant’s EMS certification level; or
- For those EMS personnel rostered on an ambulance service, the equivalent of 48 hours of continuing education as approved by the ambulance service’s medical director.
If you are not a Nationally-Registered EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic, and you wish to maintain Minnesota-only certification, renewing using the NCCP model is an option. The other options those listed in Minnesota Statutes section 144E.28, subdivision 7
Renewing EMT and AEMTs are required to complete a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as part of the renewal process. Paramedics are required to complete a course in advanced cardiac life support as part of the renewal process.