EMS ANNOUNCEMENT - CPR & CERTIFICATION RENEWAL
The following announcement is for all patrollers who are certified as:
First Responders / EMR / EMT / EMT-P / PHRN / ER Doctor.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to do this in order that I can post ConEd to your certification and that you update your CPR records.
Failure to do so may result with loss of your EMS Certification.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, has developed a new EMS Registry System.
Below are highlights of changes with the new system that may affect you as a provider.
Within the new system is a help menu that has videos and how-to guides to help you navigate the EMS Registry. Please consult the help menu prior to contacting your regional EMS council.
Logging in to the new system:
Your new USER ID will be PA followed by your cert number (pa######).
This is case sensitive.
You will not be able to change your user ID.
The temporary password will be “Password1”
Upon initial log in you will be prompted to verify your identity using the last 4 digits of your social security number, and change your password.
When you log in with the new password you will have to update your profile and set up 3 security questions that will be used in the event you need to unlock your account or reset your password.
Each individual will have only one User ID that will be utilized for their personal record and any organizations they may be affiliated with.
In compliance with the EMS Systems Act Rules and Regulations, providers will now be required to log in to the EMS Registry to re-register their certification. Re-registration will no longer be automatic.
Providers can re-register within 90 days of their expiration
Must have valid and current CPR card data on their provider record
Meet all continuing education requirements for the certification they are trying to renew
Providers will now enter their own CPR card information on the EMS Application Tab in their provider record. Regional councils will no longer be collecting copies of everyone’s CPR cards. Providers will be subject to audit by regional councils. There is an optional upload feature to upload a copy of your CPR card if you wish, or upon audit by the regional council.
Continuing Education by Endorsement Applications
The continuing education by endorsement process has been streamlined into an electronic application that can be found at the bottom of the Con Ed tab in your provider profile.
Continuing Education Certificates
Certificates for Continuing Education Classes will now be available for download from your provider record. As soon as a Continuing Education Sponsor finalizes a roster, your certificate will be available. Classes taken on Train PA will not have certificates available in the EMS Registry, you will need to obtain those certificates from your Train PA account.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank You !