How to regain your expired certification

September 14, 2009

The process of re-instating an expired certification does not constitute an extension of certification. Until the process is complete, you may not legally practice as an attendant.

Step 1. Download the form titled Application to Re-Instate an Expired Certification (found under Tools then Forms then Certification).

All hours must be Board approved.  If they are not Board approved, please refer to directions outlined within the Application for Retroactive Approval of EMS Continuing Education.

Step 2.

Option 1.  If your certification has expired more than 31 calendar days but less than two years you will be required to obtain continuing education hours as listed below:

(A) For each first responder, at least 32 clock hours

(B) for each EMT, at least 56 clock-hours;

(C) for each EMT-I, at least 72 clock-hours;

(D) for each EMT-D, at least 72 clock-hours;

(E) for each EMT-I who is also certified as an EMT-D, at least 88 clock-hours;

(F) for each MICT, at least 120 clock-hours

Option 2.  If your certification has expired for two or more years, but less than four you are required to obtain continuing education hours as listed below:

(A) For each first responder, at least 64 clock-hours;

(B) for each EMT, at least 112 clock-hours;

(C) for each EMT-I, at least 144 clock-hours;

(D) for each EMT-D, at least 144 clock-hours;

(E) for each EMT-I who is also certified as an EMT-D, at least 176 clock-hours;

(F) for each MICT, at least 240 clock-hours; and

provide documentation of successful completion of a USDOT refresher training course that includes both cognitive and psycho motor examinations approved by the KBEMS Executive Director or designee at the level for which the individual is requesting reinstatement; and provides documentation of successful  completion of a CPR course.

Option 3.  If your certification has expired for four or more years, but less than six you are required to obtain continuing education hours as listed below:

(A) For each first responder, at least 128 clock-hours;

(B) for each EMT, at least 224 clock-hours;

(C) for each EMT-I, at least 288 clock-hours;

(D) for each EMT-D, at least 288 clock-hours;

(E) for each EMT-I who is also certified as an EMT-D, at least 352 clock-hours;

(F) for each MICT, at least 480 clock-hours; and

provide documentation of successful completion of a USDOT refresher training course that includes both cognitive and psycho motor examinations approved by the KBEMS Executive Director or designee at the level for which the individual is requesting reinstatement; and provides documentation of successful completion of a CPR course.

Option 4. If your certification has expired for more than six years but less than eight you are required to obtain continuing education hours as listed below:

(A)For each first responder, at least 256 clock-hours;

(B) for each EMT, at least 448 clock-hours;

(C) for each EMT-I, at least 576 clock-hours;

(D) for each EMT-D, at least 576 clock-hours;

(E) for each EMT-I who is also certified as an EMT-D, at least 704 clock-hours;

(F) for each MICT, at least 960 clock-hours; and

provide documentation of successful completion of a USDOT refresher training course that includes both cognitive and psycho motor examinations approved by the KBEMS Executive Director designee at the level for which the individual is requesting reinstatement; and provides documentation of successful completion of a CPR course.

Option 5. If your certification has expired for more than eight years you are required to obtain continuing education hours as listed below:

(A) For each first responder, at least 512 clock-hours;

B) for each EMT, at least 896 clock-hours;

C) for each EMT-I, at least 1,152 clock-hours;

D) for each EMT-D, at least 1,152 clock-hours;

E) for each EMT-I who is also certified as an EMT-D, at least 1,408 clock-hours

F) for each MICT, at least 1,920 clock-hours; and

provide documentation of successful completion of a USDOT refresher training course that includes both cognitive and psycho motor examinations approved by the KBEMS Executive Director or designee at the level for which the individual is requesting reinstatement; and provides documentation of successful completion of a CPR course.

Step 3. Pay the fee as listed below and make check or money order payable to:  Kansas Board of EMS

First Responder is $80
EMT, EMT-I, EMT-D & EMT-I/D is $120
MICT is $200

Step 4. Fill out the downloaded form (Step 1)

Step 5.     Gather and copy all Certificates of Attendance for mailing

Step 6.     Mail application, fee, and appropriate documentation (see Step 1 through Step 6) to:

Kansas Board of EMS

900 SW Jackson, Suite 1031

Topeka, KS  66612.

If you have questions email chrystine.hannon@ems.ks.gov