Recertification of the wilderness component of a Wilderness EMT is identical to recertification of a WFR (see above for more detail).
Another great option for recertifying the wilderness portion of your Wilderness EMT is the Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course (WUMP). This is the best choice for students who are also seeking to maximize Continuing Education Units. You are required to submit a photocopy of your Wilderness EMT card and complete the on-course CEU roster with your name, EMT certification number, jurisdiction (e.g. county, state or national) and expiration date, on the first day of the course.
EMT Continuing Education Options
NOLS Wilderness Medicine does not offer EMT refresher courses, however two of our sponsors who are also urban EMS training agencies do provide this training. Please contact the University of Utah Center for Emergency Programs or Landmark Learning.
Be advised that most NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses offer EMT Continuing Education Units (CEU's). Your recertification choices offer the following CEUs:
- Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals: 48 CEU hours (Assessment, 5 hrs; Trauma, 19 hrs; Environmental, 7 hrs; Search and Rescue, 6 hrs; Medical, 11 hrs)
- Wilderness First Responder Recertification: 18 CEU hours (Assessment, 2.5 hrs; Trauma, 8.5 hrs; Environmental, 2.5 hrs; Medical, 4.5 hrs)
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid: 32 CEU hours (Assessment, 4 hrs; Trauma, 13 hrs; Environmental, 6 hrs; Medical, 9 hrs)
Please note: NO CEUs are available for Wilderness First Aid courses.
National Registry EMT Recertification
The NREMT EMT is a two-year certification. Your certification is expired on the date of expiration. Please visit the National Registry website for information about your recertification options.
State EMT Recertification or Reciprocity
For information about how to use your National Registry EMT certification for reciprocity in each state, please visit the National Registry of EMTs website and select your state. You will be directed to the appropriate contact information for the EMS office in that state, including a Home Page for that State’s EMS website. Each state sets their own recertification requirements. Please contact your state's EMS department for more information.