In order for our employees to keep their certifications up to date, they are required to do continuing education (CE). Every 3 years EMTs need 40 hours, Intermediates need 60 hours and Paramedics need 86 hours. These hours can be obtained a few different ways. There are CE websites available, usually for a cost to the user. The fire departments in the area offer free CE to their members on a monthly basis. The local hospitals also offer free CEs to those in the area. Here at Samaritan Care, we offer monthly CEs to our employees.