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
For more information on recertification and this process, please take a look at these resrouces:
NREMT Recertification Guide: NREMT Recertification Reference
Recertification presentation compiled by our friends at BUEMS: Recertification Presentation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Con-Ed classes that are open to the public will be posted here.
All NUEMS meetings have been suspended indefinitely in compliance with COVID-19 best practices set forth by the University. As soon as the suspension has been lifted, this page will be updated. For more information about EMS provider updates in response to COVID-19 visit the CDC's website for Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services. Be safe, stay educated!
Useful Education Links
MA EMS Protocol 2020 - effective 04/01/2020
Region I (Western MA) - refer to MA statewide protocol
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
Toxicological Emergencies - 10/26/2017
BLS Approach to the MCI - 10/12/2017
Naloxone Administration for Opioid Overdose - 04/06/2017
Documentation - 03/16/2017
EMT Protocol Update - 01/19/2017
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, these classes are very likely not free.
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 email@example.com 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.