If you have all of your CE's, CPR and ACLS done before the expiration date, you can still renew your cert for up to 30 days after the expiration date. You just hav to pay a late fee. Hopefully by then you have a job and can get a signature.im trying to figure it out as well, so far i have:
worked for 3.5 years as a paramedic, and recerted my national card once already
kept my state paramedic card
taken over 100 hours of continuing education this recert cycle
my employer shut down in november
completed a full 48 hour refresher course
maintained cpr certification
maintained acls certification
no criminal or medical no-no acts
but i am currently unaffiliated and im trying to request inactive status just until two weeks from now when i should start my next paramedic job.
and i cant figure out how to request inactive! the option is not showing up. i sat on the phone with the nremt for 9 hours 3 days in a row until they closed.
Finally the answer I was looking for, but let me double check.My national registry as well as my San Diego county card expired in March & April 2011, respectively. I had originally gotten both in 2009, but I didn't work as an EMT or did any CE's to keep things current. What I had to do become active again was to take a 24 hour refresher course at my community college as well as pass a skills competency test. Once I did that, I faxed the certificate for the refresher course as well as the form that proved I passed my 10 skills to the NREMT. Then after paying $70 dollars, I was able to take the exam again and I passed and I am once again active as an EMT as far as NREMT goes. To get my SD county card and state emt card active again, I had to do another 24 hours of continuing education units for a total of 48 hours (24 coming from the refresher course).