(What to do after the expiration of your certification)
 
If the certification is not renewed within 90 days after the expiration date, the certification will become void and or expire and as a result the applicant can no longer practice as an EMS provider unless the certification is reinstated.  Any person certified as an AEMT whose certification has expired may apply for reinstatement of such certification as follows:
  • If such certification expired one year or less from the date of application for reinstatement, such person shall complete an approved refresher course with a minimum of 53 hours, or
  • If such certification expired more than one year but less than three years from the date of application for reinstatement, such person shall complete an approved refresher course with a minimum of 53 hours and the written and practical examinations required for initial certification; or 
  • If such certification expired three or more years from the date of application for reinstatement, such person shall complete a full Initial course with a minimum of 100 hours and the written and practical examinations required for initial certification. 
Documentation Requirements
  • A completed application for AEMT reinstatement, and in addition applicants must complete one of the following requirements:
  • AEMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved refresher course, directly from your instructor if such certification expired less than a year from the date of expiration of the certification.
  • AEMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved refresher course, directly from your instructor if such certification expired for one year but less than three years from the date of expiration of the certification. Such person shall, in addition to the completion of a refresher course, must complete the written examination and an approved practical examination. 
  • AEMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of new full approved course, directly from your instructor if such certification expired more than three years from the date of expiration of the certification . 
  • AEMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved refresher course, directly from your instructor if such certification expired while on active duty.  Please note:  an approved refresher course must be completed for a period not to exceed one year from the date of discharge.  Copies of discharged papers (DD214) must accompany the application for reinstatement of the EMS certification. 

Please note:  the issue date of a new certification or reinstatement of an expired certification is based on the day that the course was completed.  New certifications or reinstatement of expired certifications are granted for a period not to exceed three years to the nearest quarter that the training course was completed.

 
For a list of Connecticut approved initial and refresher courses please visit the Education & Training page of the OEMS website.
 
All supporting documentation should be sent from the primary source via any of the following:
via fax:  860.920.3142
via mail:   Connecticut Department of Public Health
               410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 EMS
               P.O. Box 340308
               Hartford, CT 06134-0308