EMS provider licensing

Applying for an EMS provider license

EMS providers now have the choice to apply for either EMS provider certification or EMS provider licensure. If seeking to convert a current certification to a license, a conversion application is available in your OATH account. To find the application, login to your OATH account and click on Applications>Continue on the left-hand menu. Look for the form named "EMS Provider Certification - Convert to License." EMS provider licensure is optional. For more information, please review the EMS provider licensing frequently asked questions page.

Requirements

In addition to all other normal requirements for certification/licensure, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

One transcript establishing that the applicant has:

  • Completed a four-year bachelor’s degree program from an accredited college or university in a field related to the health sciences; or
  • Completed a four-year bachelor’s degree program from an accredited college or university in an equivalent field.

An equivalent field is defined as a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, which includes study of a minimum of forty semester credit hours from one or more of the following content areas:

Acceptable content areas

Chemistry Biology Philosophy
Physics Mathematics Exercise science
Sociology Psychology Fire science
Public health Anthropology Education
Business/finance Emergency medical services Communications
Public safety

Documentation of equivalent credit hours must be reviewed and approved by EMTS staff before a license can be issued.

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