Continuing Education

Con-Ed Courses

Practitioners should go to the EMS Registry to:

  • View your con-ed credit online
  • Search for upcoming con-ed classes
  • Search for certification classes
  • Enter you con-ed endorsement

Practitioners needing online continuing education click on the TRAIN icon to the right.

Con-ed Sponsors and Training Centers go to the EMS Portal to:

  • Enter your new course applications online
  • Register Con-Ed Classes online (Con-ed Sponsors Only)
  • Register Certification Classes online (Training Institutes Only)
  • Enter you con-ed endorsement

For Registered courses in the EMMCO West Region, click here to view the calendar.

New Con-ed Hours For Act 37
The following hours went into effect April 10, 2014.

Certification Level Renewal Cycle Total Credits Required Core Credits Required CPR Required
EMSVO 2 Year 2 credits 2 EMSVO No
EMSVO 3 Year 3 credits 3 EMSVO No
EMR 3 Year 16 credits 12 Core (Clinical)
  4 Other
EMT 3 Year 24 credits 18 Core (Clinical)
  6 Other
AEMT 2 Year 36 credits 27 Core (Clinical)
  9 Other
Paramedic 2 Year 36 credits 27 Core (Clinical)
  9 Other
PHRN 2 Year 36 credits 27 Core (Clinical)
  9 Other
PHP 2 Year 36 credits 27 Core (Clinical)
  9 Other
PHPE 2 Year 36 credits 27 Core (Clinical)
  9 Other

The “Core” Continuing Education Category will be defined in the PA Bulletin by the PA Department of Health. Core con-ed is defined as clinical patient care or specific core con-ed courses identified by the Department.

Note- EMS provider registration is separate from EMSVO.  To maintain registration in both their EMS provider and EMSVO the continuing education requirement for both must be maintained.

What CPR Classes Are Valid?

This is a frequently asked question by pre-hospital providers. The following courses meet the requirements, as recognized by the PA Department of Health: Here

Certification by Endorsement

Practitioner wanting certification by endorsement into PA need to contact Matt at our office at 814-337-5380 and ask for the certification by endorsement information.


Also any expired PA practitioner wishing to re-instate their certification may do the same, call Matt at our office at 814-337-5380 and request a reinstatement information.

Learning Management System

Practitioner Instructions
Using TRAIN International
Watching Videos in TRAIN

EMS Registry