Firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics can access their certification card and print their own certificate that reflects all “active” certifications.
Electronic certification also includes a QR code specific to an individual’s certification that will allow an employer to scan the certificate and view the current active certifications at the time of scan.
Previously, physical cards were printed and mailed to individuals. Now, when the individual files a renewal application, they will receive an email notification advising of how to download the certification.
Certifications are valid for a three-year period and are renewed on the card holder’s birthday. Those who currently hold a physical card will be unaffected until their next renewal date. At that point, certificate holders who meet all renewal requirements will receive an electronic certification and their expired physical card will no longer be valid.