Completing Continuing Medical Education classes is the primary method that EMTs pursue in order to be eligible for recertification every two years. With Massachusetts' switch to the NREMT's Continued Competency Program (NCCP), BLS providers must now complete a total of 40 hours of continuing education classes broken down as follows:
20 hours of NATIONAL Continued Competency Requirements
10 hours of LOCAL Continued Competency Requirements
10 hours of INDIVIDUAL Continued Competency Requirements
Here is a powerpoint that details how to upload completed contuining education on to the NREMT website.
NUEMS will offer continuing education classes that fulfill NCCP requirements. Any classes open to the public will be posted in the section below. For more information contact our Continuing Medical Education Coordinator at email@example.com.
All Con-Ed classes that are open to the public will be posted here.
NUEMS offers free continuing education to its active members. Details are sent to members via Engage and through email. Please direct any questions to our training officers at NUEMSeducation@gmail.com.
MA Protocol Update - 03/16/2023
Medical Assessment - 03/02/2023
OBGYN Emergencies - 02/23/2023
Traumatic Emergencies - 02/09/2023
EMS Medications - 02/02/2023
Assisting Providers with IVs - 01/12/2023
Scene Safety and BSI - 11/10/2022
Paramedic/Basic Interface - 11/03/2022
Stop the Bleed - 10/13/2022
Trauma Assessment - 10/06/2022
Obstetric Emergencies - 03/31/2022
Neurological Emergencies - 03/24/2022
Trends in EMS Research - 03/10/2022
Immunological Emergencies - 03/03/2022
Geriatric Emergencies - 02/24/2022
Diabetic Emergencies - 02/03/2022
De-escalation - 11/18/2021
Trauma MCI - 10/28/2021
Infection Control - 10/14/2021
Pediatric Emergencies - 09/30/2021
Stop the Bleed - 09/23/2021
My my, it's an MI - 03/11/2021 (2hr)
GI Emergencies and Interventions - 03/04/2021
Drug and Alcohol Training - 11/12/2020
Pharmacology - 10/08/2020
Pediatric Emergencies - 02/16/2020
Neurological Emergencies - 02/14/2020
Orthopedic Emergencies - 01/23/2020
EMT Basic Drugs Review - 01/16/2020
Respiratory Emergencies - 12/04/2019
Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - 11/07/2019
Trauma - 10/31/2019
Cardiac Emergencies - 10/24/2019
MA Protocols Review - 9/19/2019
Equipment Operations - 02/07/2019
Pre-Hospital Burn Management - 01/31/2019
Trauma and Bleeding Control - 11/08/2018
LGBTQ Emergencies - 11/01/2018
Respiratory Distress - 10/25/1018
MA Protocol Updates - 10/25/2018
Drugs and Alcohol - 10/18/2018
Documentation - 10/11/2018
ALS-BLS Interface - 04/05/2018
Pediatric Respiratory Distress - 03/22/2018
Assessment and Management of Orthopedic Injuries - 03/01/2018
Sepsis at the Basic Level - 02/22/2018
Extrication - 02/08/2018
Useful Education Links
MA EMS Protocol 2022 - effective 06/01/2022
MA Statewide Point of Entry Protocols (Trauma, Stroke, STEMI)
Region I (Western MA) - refer to MA statewide protocol
What types of continuing education courses does NUEMS offer?
A: All continuing education courses offered during regularly scheduled meetings are free and qualify for your state or local NREMT component. They DO NOT qualify as part of your national component.
What qualifies as my National Continuing Education requirement?
A: Any course that has a National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) approval certification will fulfill your national component. The NCCR includes specific topics and outlines which are provided to instructors by the National Registry in the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) EMT and Paramedic Education Guides. NUEMS provides the NCCR course on a needs based basis and may not be offered every year. NCCR courses can be found throughout the metro Boston area.
Which EMT identification number should I use when signing the roster?
A: You should use your MA licence number when signing MA sponsored continuing education courses. This includes all NUEMS continuing education courses.
Can I receive continuing education course credit with NUEMS if I am not a MA EMT?
A: Unfortunately, no. You must have a MA EMT licence to qualify for MA sponsored continuing education credit.
Help! I forgot to sign the roster. What should I do?
A: Don't panic! Email your training officers at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know that you forgot to sign the roster. They will cross check with the sign in sheet and bring it to the next meeting for you to sign.