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).