Emergency Medical Dispatch Officer – Recertification Course

The 24-hour Emergency Medical Dispatch Officer National Recertification Course is for the EMD Officer that has already been certified as an NECI EMD Officer within the last 36 Months.

The NECI EMD National Recertification Program is based solely on the NHTSA EMD National Standard Curriculum.

This program meets the following EMD national certification standards:

  • NHTSA Standard 11
  • ASTM 1258 (Standard Practice for EMD)
  • ASTM 1552 (EMD Selection Criteria)
  • ASTM 1560 (EMD Program Management)

This course is taught by your NECI Certified EMD Instructor(s).

NOTE: The local agency medical control is the EMS physician with jurisdiction over the local EMS system. The EMD must use the EMD protocols pre-approved by the agency medical control. The NECI EMD course will train the EMD candidate to direct and manage their emergency medical resources through the agency medical control.

The local, regional, or state medical authority with medical control over the EMS system within which the EMD practices has the authority to waive any requirements related to the EMD training program, EMD instructor requirements and the use and modification of EMD protocols.


Completion and certification of the NECI EMD Officer National Certification or Recertification Course within the last 36 months is required for certification in this course.


The EMD Officer candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the following subject to a measurable standard:

  • The Components of an EMD Program
  • EMD Roles and Responsibilities
  • Legal and Liability Issues in EMD
  • Chief Complaint Types
  • EMD Protocols
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Quality Assurance
Certification Requirements
  • Minimum scores on the final written and practical exercises are required for EMD recertification eligibility.
  • Some states may have additional requirements


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