Rationale for the Study
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NHTSA, in its role as lead agency responsible for research and development for Emergency Medical Services, was interested in assessing the continued competence of EMT-Ps after initial certification by NREMT. The NREMT, a national non-profit corporation that provides a uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals, was also interested to learn if its reregistration policy was effective in maintaining competence. To date there are no studies that specifically assess the value of reregistration as a mechanism for maintaining EMT-P competence. This study is the first step to determine the value of NREMT reregistration by EMT-Ps.