(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 EMT 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 30 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 30 hours and the NREMT cognitive 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 150 hours and the NREMT cognitive and practical examinations required for initial certification, or 
  • Holders of temporary EMT permits (see requirements for EMT Temporary Permit) may qualify for reinstatement as an EMT provided the applicant has completed an approved EMT refresher-training program with a minimum of 30 hours prior to the expiration date of the temporary permit.
 
Documentation Requirements
  • A completed application for EMT reinstatement, and in addition applicants must complete one of the following requirements:
  • Verification 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.
  • Verification 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, complete the National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT) examination and an approved practical examination.  For a National Registry application visit the NREMT website .  To access practical examination information please visit the Licensing/Certification/Exams page of the OEMS website. .
  • Verification of new full approved course, directly from your instructor if such certification expired more than three years.  This is not applicable to holders of temporary permits or military soldiers that recently expired while on active duty.
  • Verification 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. 
 
All supporting documentation should be sent from the primary source (state, territory, instructor) 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
(860) 509-7975

For a list of Connecticut approved initial and refresher courses, visit the Licensing/Certification/Exams page of the OEMS website.