Inactive application submission:
Change active certification/licensure to inactive. Your inactive status will be given the same expiration date as your current certification/licensure. Submit inactive certification/licensure application and inactive administrative fee of $30. Inactive status is not allowable for ECAs. Inactive status is not allowable if you are within 1 year of your expiration. You must renew as inactive.
Renew active or inactive certification as inactive. Submit inactive certification/licensure application, renewal application for EMS personnel, application fee, as listed on application form, PLUS inactive administrative fee. If renewing inactive certification as a current inactive, you do not owe the Inactive Administrative Fee. The inactive certification period begins the day after current certification expiration and is effective for four years.
Renew expired, active or inactive certification as inactive. Submit inactive certification/licensure application, renewal application for EMS personnel, late fees, as listed on application form, PLUS inactive administrative fee. If you are applying within 90 days after expiration date, your fee is one and one-half times the normal application fee (see application form for amount). If you are applying 91 days to one year past expiration date, your fee is double the normal application fee. The inactive status period will be effective for four years from the date of issuance.
Inactive status is only available up to one year past your current expiration date. After one year past the expiration date, you must comply with the initial certification/licensure application requirements.
While in inactive status you can not perform any activities regulated under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 773. Performance in any capacity for compensation or as a volunteer is prohibited, and failure to comply shall be cause for decertification. Inactive status does not prohibit you from performing first aid, CPR or automatic external defibrillation in the capacity of a lay person.
Application processing takes approximately four to six weeks. You will be responsible for scheduling an exam with National Registry at www.nremt.org.