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Effective January 1, 2017, Rockingham County EMS will begin transitioning towards the EMS Education Agenda for the Future: "A Systems Approach".
Because of these new requirements we have taken down all of the older RCEMS Training classes on this site. All of the older classes have been backed up for training documentation and we have records of your previous classes.
We are currently in the process of building new classes that will meet the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services new transition program.
Who will need to transition their credential to the new educational standard?
North Carolina EMS Professionals that received their initial credential prior to January 1, 2014. This does not apply to Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD).
A North Carolina EMS Professional will have until December 31, 2018 to complete their credential transition.
Those EMS Professionals who hold a credential in another State or through National Registry will need to provide a copy of their certification/documentation of transition to Rockingham County EMS.
Failure to complete the credential transition by the end of 2018 will result in not being eligible to renew your North Carolina Emergency Medical Services Credential.
To regain your expired credential a North Carolina EMS Professional must complete the following:
For Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) EMS Professionals will have 24 months from the date of expiration to complete a NC Office of Emergency Medical Services approved Refresher Course and take the North Carolina State Exam
For Advanced-Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT) and Paramedics EMS Professionals will have 48 months from the date of expiration to complete a NC Office of Emergency Medical Services approved Refresher Course and take the North Carolina State Exam
Once an Emergency Medical Services Professionals has completed the educational transition course here are the next steps:
1. If you are non-affiliated with an agency, please contact your local regional office.
Western Regional Office 828-466-5548
Central Regional Office 919-855-4678
Eastern Regional Office 252-355-9026
2. If you are affiliated with an agency or institution they should already be working along with you during this transition.
3. Maintain a copy of your certification or transcript for your records.
The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services anticipates the transition will be completed by December 31, 2018.