Western Mass Emergency Medical Services

Recert Info for Affiliated and Unaffiliated EMTs

If your EMT card expiration date is March 31 2024 your re-certification portal is now open as of October 2023.

Everyone will begin their recert process at NREMT

Massachusetts only accepts MA-approval numbers and CAPCE approval numbers as proof of valid continuing education.

  • If you hold a National Registry card, you will complete that process first, and then move to the Massachusetts E-Licensing page.
  • If you hold a MA-only card, you will complete your transcript/pay your hosting fee at NREMT, then move to the Massachusetts E-Licensing page.

You may complete your training via in-person, distributive or virtual instructor-led methods.

There are NO LIMITS on the type of education you choose.

In other words, now and going forward, you may complete all of your education on-line at your own pace if you so choose. OR, you may complete your education via all in-person classes. OR, you may complete your education via virtual instructor-led classes. OR, you may mix and match these methods at your convenience.

There are no longer any formulas to determine acceptable training.

Just be sure your classes all have either a MA approval number OR a CAPCE number!




You are actively working and affiliated with an agency that provides patient care. (with or without an ambulance) You will work with your Agency's Designated Training Officer to participate in training and complete all recert requirements.


You are not actively working in pre-hospital patient care in Massachusetts. If you are Nationally-Registered, you will select 'inactive' as your "my certification' status at NREMT:

  • You will complete and enter your education into your transcript.
  • You will assign your education to the required categories and renew your NREMT, then you will renew your MA EMT card by going to the MA E-licensing page

NOTE: If you are an UNAFFILIATED Massachusetts-Only EMT(No NREMT certification), and your residence is in Region 1, you must affliate with WMEMS Region 1 office and we will act as your Training Officer.

  • You will complete and enter your education into your transcript
  • assign your education into the required categories, pay the NREMT transcript hosting fee, fill out the form and hit 'submit'
  • Do NOT use the 'inactive' button on the NREMT website, it is for NREMT EMTs only.
  • At any time you can go to the MA E-Licensing page, complete your documentation and pay your fee.

Once the fee/form at NREMT are completed, WMEMS will review your education for approval. You can save time by uploading your proof of education into your transcript. Otherwise you must provide copies to our office by email, fax or US mail. Once we approve you, NREMT will provide your information to MA OEMS. If you have already filled out your documentation and paid your fee to MA E-Licensing, your renewal will happen automatically.

Review all renewal instructions and get the link to see your expiration status:

Renewal Instructions for All Levels

Special Credit

Are you taking a nursing/PA/RT program, or college classes to prep for them or other healthcare positions? If so, you may be able to obtain special credit towards the Local and Individual portions of your requirements.

HERE is the new special credit form you need to fill out and submit with backup documentation to OEMS.

Don't delay, it can take a month or more to review the documents. Be sure to have backup education and your NCCR squared away just in case.

Western Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Inc.

Physical Address: 30 Locust St (1st floor of McCallum Building @ Cooley-Dickinson Hospital), Northampton, MA 01060

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1278, Northampton, MA 01601

M-F 0800-1600

Closed on State/Federal Holidays

Office: 413-586-6065

Fax: 413-586-0947


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