National Continued Competency Model replaces the current method in 2019 https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/nccp EMT: 45% decrease in CEs 40 hours instead of 72 hours every two years... Instead of 24 hours of specified content by NREMT and 48 hours of elective, there will be 20 hours of super duper specific content by NREMT, 10 hours of state specified content, and 10 hours elective. PARAMEDIC: 17% decrease in CEs 60 hours instead of 40 hours every two years... Instead of 48 hours of specified content by NREMT, and 24 hours of elective, there will be 30 hours of super duper specific content by NREMT, 15 hours of state specified content, and 15 hours elective. The content requirements are getting so specific that it will be very challenging for anyone to recert by CEs without taking a pricey and difficult to schedule formal refresher class. That may be NREMT's goal... because it will drive people to the recertify by exam option, a lucrative result for NREMT. Reducing CE requirements doesn't seem like a good idea for our already under-educated profession.