FAQs

EMT Recertification Training

Why should I train with Allied?

Our founder is a physician who was an EMT first. He recognized that the methods used to train physicians could be applied to EMT education. By doing so, we’re able to offer the most convenient recertification courses, better learning materials, and a great online learning experience.

Since 2010, thousands of EMTs have loved their experience learning with Allied. See reviews here.

We do things differently than the other training programs that cannot provide the same level of detailed attention we give our students and our curriculum design. As a small company made up of dedicated professionals, EMT training is our main focus. We do our best to ensure every student has a positive experience in the course.

Our management staff is on-site and also available via email or phone. Unlike other training programs that don’t return your calls or emails, we strive for excellent customer service. We value your time and make the registration process quick, easy, and completely online.

And to top it off, we are the only training program that offers a guarantee of our recertification courses.

Read more about our story and methods here.

How soon do I get access to begin the online training?

Right away! Within minutes of submitting your registration and payment online, you should receive an email with a link to log into the course.

Do I have to take the NREMT skill or cognitive exams?

Neither is required if your certification is still active.

If your NREMT certification has lapsed, you’re required to take the NREMT skills exam again. We offer this to our recertification students for an additional fee of $200.

Please contact us if you’re not sure what you need to renew. We’re here to help!

What if my certification already lapsed?

If your NREMT certification has lapsed, you’re required to take the NREMT skills exam again, along with the NCCR 20 hour component of the NCCP and the cognitive exam.

We offer this exam for an additional fee of $200. 

How long is the NCCP training?

The full NCCP training consists of 40 hours of topics available online. This breaks down into 24 hours of self-paced online learning and 16 hours of live online training similar to a webinar and also known as Virtual Instructor-Led Training or VILT.

When viewing a VILT session, you will have the ability to interact with the instructor via audio and webchat if you have any questions. These sessions are available frequently throughout the week during mornings, evenings and weekends.

You may take the live online sessions in any order and at your own pace. We also offer the 20 hour NCCR component as a stand-alone collection of learning topics along with the LCCR and ICCR topics for those that have already completed part of their recert education elsewhere. You can choose this option when registering.

EMTs expiring in 2021 will receive all topics hours as completely self-paced online learning due to the NREMT waiving the live training requirement for this recertification cycle.

How do the live online / webinar sessions work?

Also known as "Virtual Instructor-Led Training" or "VILT," these sessions are conducted on Zoom. We recommend you create your own free Zoom account if you don't already have one, and download their app on the device you plan to use for learning. 

Our VILT sessions are available frequently throughout the week and weekends. You'll be able to sign up for these sessions after enrolling in the course. You may complete the sessions in any order and at your own pace.

You must stay logged into the Zoom session during the entire presentation to be counted as present. 

By scheduling the sessions frequently, we make it possible for you to complete all of them in as little as two weeks.

The NREMT has waived the requirement for live training for EMTs expiring in 2021. If this is your case, the NCCP course you will be enrolled in will contain all 40 hours of topics in an entirely self-paced format without live training. 

What's included with the course fee?

Each self-paced topic includes activities such as recorded video presentations, video demonstrations, and/or articles to review. There is also a short quiz for each topic.

Additional resources include resources for reviewing and studying patient care skills such as video demonstrations.

Live online instructor-led sessions include a live presentation, Q/A period, high yield review, and then a quiz on the material presented.

You also get the full support of our staff to answer any questions you have about the renewal process.

The topics for EMTs expiring in 2021 will be available as 100% self-paced due to the NREMT waiving live training requirements for this recertification cycle.

What happens if I fail a quiz?

No worries. You’re able to attempt each quiz twice. When you submit a quiz, the correct answer will be provided along with an explanation. Our method isn’t to test you just for the sake of evaluating, it’s also to introduce another learning opportunity.

Do I need BLS certification?

Most states require EMTs be CPR certification at the healthcare provider level, officially known as Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider if taking an American Heart Association (AHA) course.

The NREMT allows BLS training to count as continuing education credits, including live training requirements for the classroom skills component of BLS certification.

As such, if take our NCCP or LCCR/ICCR training, you will need to submit proof of BLS/CPR certification at the healthcare provider level that is valid through the date of the current renewal cycle. This will count towards your LCCR continuing education hours. 

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