Certification Reinstatement

EMS Providers can reinstate an expired EMS certification.

To learn more, review the documents below.

New Reinstatement Process

Con-Ed Available for Reinstatement Process

The Bureau of EMS released exceptions to make the process easier for a provider with an expired certification to become active again. As many of you know the process required an expired provider to complete continuing education and testing of the cognitive or both the cognitive and psychomotor exams depending on how long the provider was expired. The new requirements eliminates testing with two exceptions. The attached EMSIB 2020-05 provides all details, and the e-mail below highlights the changes.

New Process

There are two ways a provider can now reinstate their EMS certification to an active status.

  1. Providers who have an expiration date of less than one year
    1. This process will exist until revoked or amended by the Bureau of EMS
    2. If a provider has been expired for less than one year, they may reinstate their certification through meeting the continuing education credits for one certification cycle of their respective certification level.
      1. For example, an EMT will be required to complete 24 hours with at least 18 in the clinical patient care category.
      2. There are no restrictions to what medical or trauma category the continuing education is completed.
    3. The provider must also have a current, DOH approved CPR card
    4. The provider must have completed the EMS protocol update for their respective certification level
    5. The provider must complete an application for reinstatement in the PA EMS Registry (instructions are below)
  1. Providers who have an expiration date of more than one year
    1. This process will only exist for 18 months from 03/03/2020.
    2. If a provider has been expired for more than one year AND their expiration date is on or after 02/01/2010, they may reinstate their certification through meeting the continuing education credits for one certification cycle of their respective certification level. However, the continuing education credits must meet certain categories.
      1. For example, an EMT will be required to complete 24 hours with at least 18 in the clinical patient care category.
      2. There are specific categories of con-ed the provider is required to complete (i.e. airway, cardiovascular, trauma, and medical). Each certification level identifies the requirements in the attached EMSIB.
    3. The provider must also have a current, DOH approved CPR card
    4. The provider must have completed the EMS protocol update for their respective certification level
    5. The provider must complete an application for reinstatement in the PA EMS Registry (instructions are below)
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Reinstatement Application Instructions:

  1. The provider will need to log into the PA EMS Registry.
  2. Go to: https://ems.health.state.pa.us/registry/
  3. User name will be pa and their certification number (i.e pa123456)
  4. The provider will select “Home” to see their provider profile.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page to “Manage my Certifications”
  6. Select “Reinstatement” from the drop down menu
  7. The provider will update contact information, complete the information asked, and submit