EMT Recertification - FAQs

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 refresher courses, better learning materials, and a great online learning experience.

Since 2010, thousands of EMTs have refreshed with us and love their experience with Allied. Read some of their 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 refresher courses.

Read more about our story and methods here.

How do I renew my Minnesota EMT license?

The renewal application is completed with the Minnesota EMSRB. After you submit it, your name will be routed to us to verify course completion. Click here for their website.

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 or you are a Minnesota EMT who expired in 2014-2016, you’re required to take the NREMT skills exam again. We offer this to our refresher students for an additional fee of $100.

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.

If you are a Minnesota EMT and your certification expired in 2014, 2015 or 2016, you also need to take the NREMT skills exam again.

We offer this exam for an additional fee of $100. 

How does volunteer reimbursement work?

If you are considered a volunteer EMT with a Minnesota ambulance service, your service is eligible to be reimbursed up to $600 for your initial training and up to $275 for your refresher training.

Most ambulances services then pass on the reimbursement to the volunteer unless the service paid for the training directly.

To qualify, you must be an EMT with a licensed Minnesota ambulance service, have worked for them for at least one year, and have made less than $6,000 in that capacity within the last year.

Access the application with the EMSRB here.

How long is the NCCP training?

The full NCCP training consists of 40 hours of continuing education topics administered online. This breaks down into 24 hours of self-paced online learning and 16 hours of live online instructor-led training (similar to a webinar).

Topics are not split between self-paced and webinar hours. A given topic will either be self-paced or on webinar (because topics are actually considered to be like their own course under CAPCE accreditation and NREMT rules).

When viewing a live online session, you will have the ability to interact with the instructor via audio and web chat. 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.

What's included with the course fee?

Each self-paced topic area includes activities such as recorded video presentation, 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.

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 need to become CPR certified as an EMR?

No, but it is highly recommended by us and the Minnesota EMS board. Many employers also require CPR certification.

Our CPR course includes CPR, AED use, and choking for infants, children, and adults for one and two-rescuer. We offer this CPR course during the EMR course for those that choose this option.

Is there a dress code?

There is only a dress code if you're coming in for the Skills Exam - we require business casual clothing that is comfortable for getting up and down from the ground to perform the skills. Please no hats, sandals/heels, or ripped/dirty clothing.

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