On January 1, 2014 the amount of CEU hours necessary for renewal were increased to forty-eight (48) at the ALS level with emphasis on Critical Care related topics.  

  • The CCEMTP certificate and renewal are valid for three years.
      • UMBC DOES NOT send renewal notifications.  It is the responsibility of the CCEMTP Provider to know their expiration date and to submit renewal request according to the policies outlined in the renewal packet.
  • In July 2012 the guidelines for CCEMTP renewal changed to coincide with the new CCEMTP curriculum. The new guidelines are outlined below:
1-90 Days past expiration date on current card:
      • Still allowed to renew.  All 48 CE credits hours required for renewal must have been earned during your certification period prior to the card expiration date.  A late fee of $15 will be assessed in addition to the renewal fee.  We will determine whether or not you made the 90 day deadline by the postmark date on the mailing envelope or a fax header time stamp. 
Greater than 90 days past expiration date on current card:
      • Will not be allowed to renew.  The only way to maintain your CCEMTP status is to stay current in this rapidly changing field is via continuing education and re-taking the UMBC CCEMTP course.  

We now offer 2 options to renew your status.  You can continue to renew by doing 48 hours of CE's OR by EXAM.

To receive a new wallet card, the following steps must be followed:


To avoid additional delays in processing, please make sure you are using the correct renewal form.  It will say, "To be used on or after January 1, 2014" on the top of it.

    • Verify that you will be expiring within the next 45 days.  We will not process or accept applications for renewal that are greater than 45 days PRIOR to expiration.
    • Complete the "Renewal Request Form" in the Renewal Packet
    • Provide documentation of forty-eight (48) credits of continuing education (CE), at the ALS level with an emphasis in critical care
    • For continuing education to be eligible for renewal use it must have occurred during the three-year period, PRIOR to card expiration.  For example, if your status expires July 2012, we will only accept CE's from August 2009 until July 2012.  

    • Content considered for renewal may be topics covered in the CCEMTP course, including but not limited to: ventilators, IABP, pharmacology.  Other considerations are flight academy training, FCCS, ATLS audits, difficult airway trg, and TNATC.  (A max of 18 hours will be accepted from TNATC course per renewal period.)  Please note, instructor courses may not be included as part of your CE hours.  ACLS EP will be accepted towards continuing education hours.  ACLS, PALS, ITLS and their equivalents will not be accepted for critical care hours.
    • Paramedic Refresher courses MAY NOT qualify as Critical Care con-ed.  Specific agendas/topics must be sent in along with the renewal packet for consideration.
    • If you are using college level courses (Pharmacology, Physiology, etc.) an UNOFFICIAL transcript should be submitted for review.  Continuing education credit is given based on credit hours earned.  (i.e. a 3 hour college level course will cover ALL renewal hours.)
    • If you are submitting topics from an online source, please provide a record of your transcripts rather than the individual certificates.  Please verify that the transcript includes your name and courses that you wish to have considered for renewal.  Only courses approved for CCEMTP CE will be accepted for renewal.  
    • Attending portions of a current ongoing CCEMTP course is also welcomed and encouraged.  Please contact the site coordinator of the course you would like to attend for more details.
    • Additional options for obtaining CE's can be found by clicking here.
    • Send your Renewal Request Form, documentation, and $60.00 renewal fee to:

      Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education Sherman Hall, A wing, room 303
      1000 Hilltop Circle
      Baltimore, Maryland 21250             
      fax: 410-455-6713

    • Please DO NOT submit your renewal request more than once (either mail or fax) or your payment may be processed twice. 
    • You may also opt to take the written exam in lieu of submitting continuing education hours.  At this time, you will only be able to challenge the exam at UMBC in Baltimore, MD. In order to renew by exam, you must be a current CCEMTP provider and submit an exam request form with payment.  Exam times will be on the first and third Tuesday of each month (excluding holidays) from 9:30am-1:30pm on the UMBC campus.   Federal, State of Maryland or UMBC holidays)The available time spots are limited and will be filled on a first come (paid), first served basis.  In order to renew by exam:
      • You will need to submit this form, 
      • Pay the $50 non-refundable exam fee and $60 non-refundable renewal fee
      •  Contact our office to schedule an exam date.
      • Take and pass the exam PRIOR to your current expiration date.   

        If you successfully pass the exam with a 70% or greater, your CCEMTP will be renewed with no further action on your part.  If you do not pass the exam, you may still renew by submitting continuing education hours.  All policies and fees for renewal by CE hours will apply.
    • If you have questions regarding the renewal process please contact:
    Danette McCoy
    (410) 455-3584
    Sandy Hubbard
    (410) 455-6241

    • Renewal requests postmarked from the 1st to the end of the month are processed by the end of the following month.  Please allow at least 4-6 weeks for processing.*
*Payments processed do not reflect or indicate successful renewal of CCEMTP status.  Payments are processed by an independant department at UMBC prior to CCEMTP CEU's verification.