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:
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.
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 by obtaining by the NCCR education components through a Minnesota Approved Education Program. 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.