EMS Accreditation Requirements for Ohio

The CareerCert course library meets most of the requirement for all license types in Ohio.

When training with CareerCert, you will be able to complete your continuing education with the confidence that our content is accredited and meets Ohio’s requirements for license renewal. Our courses are designed by industry experts and reviewed and validated by our medical advisory board and fire advisory board. We are accredited so that you can be sure that our courses are the education you need.

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Requirements Met Paramedic Required Hours Hours In
Our Library
Cardiovascular 6 24
Pediatrics 12 18
Special Considerations 4 15
Trauma 8 36 8 hours for Trauma to include the
Ohio Trauma Triage course (not
provided by CareerCert)
Other 56 260+
Total 100 320+

Does the Ohio Emergency Medical Services Accept
CareerCert ACLS, BLS, PALS, and Neonatal Resuscitation Certifications?

CareerCert is not an AHA or ASHI Training Organization. Providers in Ohio must complete their ECC Certifications and Recertifications with ASHI or the AHA. However, Ohio Providers are
given the option to replace their ACLS or BLS requirement with 6 hours of Emergency Cardiac Care CEUs (which CareerCert does cover in our library) Also, your agency’s Medical
Director may have the authority to accept an alternative certification provider like CareerCert.

For more details about our certification courses, click here for product details.

Emergency Vehicle Operator Refreshers

In addition to being CAPCE accredited, meets the requirements for a CEVO refresher to prepare your team for passing their required CEVO Road Tests or remediation.

Critical Care Refresher Acceptance Statement

CareerCert offers 51 hours of content for continuing education applicable to critical care transport. All of our Critical Care content is accepted and/or approved by IBSC, UMBC, ASTNA, and BCEN.


  • Does CareerCert offer recertifications for ACLS, BLS, PALS or Neonatal Resuscitation that are equivalent to an American Heart Association recertification?

    Our emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) certification courses are accredited by CAPCE and are built using the latest emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines and standards published by the American Heart Association in partnership with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
    CareerCert offers ACLS, BLS, PALS and Neonatal Resuscitation certifications and recertifications that include skills verification. Provider cards issued bear the CareerCert logo, CareerCert instructor signature and are valid for two years.

  • What is a self-paced course and how is it different from a live course or a virtual live course?

    The NREMT requires providers participate in both virtual live instructor-led classes (F5 — National Component) as well as self-paced online courses (F3 — Individual and State/Local Component). A face-to-face class (F1) would replace either of these requirements as long as the F1 classes cover all of the objectives required by the National Registry.

    Most states also accept F1, F3 and F5 courses in order to fulfill any and all requirements for recertification

    CareerCert’s self-paced courses can be purchased using a 1-year or 2-year subscription. You will have access to hundreds of courses 24/7 so that you can complete whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. F5 classes are conducted by a live instructor in a virtual classroom. Classes are offered on various dates and times to make them as convenient as possible. National refreshers are offered through CareerCert VILT Programs and there is one available for each provider type.

  • Will my credits be reported to my National Registry account?

    CareerCert, as a CAPCE accredited education provider, is required to report all completions for all users to CAPCE. We use the profile information that you enter into the CareerCert platform to report these completions. Your National Registry account can be automatically populated with the completions reported to CAPCE if the account configuration allows. CareerCert also reports to Virginia, Florida and New Jersey as required by those state EMS Offices. Certificates issued by CareerCert will bear the CAPCE accredited course number, hours and level for all providers except those in states that require their own numbers (Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, Texas).