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National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certifications

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation varies based on the certification(s) completed; individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the specific certification(s) through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the certification(s) through NREMT after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their NREMT certification(s) for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their certification(s) from NREMT along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

NREMT CertificationAPUS Transfer Credit
NREMT EMT - B (Basic)

Elective Credit

6 SH
NREMT – Emergency Medical Responder (NREMR)

Elective Credit

6 SH
NREMT – Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)

Elective Credit

9 SH
NREMT EMT - I (Intermediate or Update)

Elective Credit

11 SH
NREMT – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (NRAEMT)

Elective Credit

12 SH
NREMT EMT - P (Paramedic)

Elective Credit

18 SH

Credit cannot be combined for each level completed; only the higher amount of transfer credit will be awarded when multiple certifications within the training hierarchy are submitted.

For example, if a student submits both an EMT-B and an EMT-P certification, the total transfer credit award will be the 18 SH for the EMT-P; the student would not receive 24 SH of transfer credit from adding 6 SH from the EMT-B and 18 SH from the EMT-P.

Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.