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OEMS - EMS Licensure/Certification/Exams

The Department of Public Health is aware of “phishing” telephone calls and emails making their way through Connecticut, targeting license holders with the State of Connecticut. The phone calls and emails appear to be from the state (though they are not). The phone calls appear to be from (860) 509-7603 and indicate there is an issue with a license. The email asks credential holders to follow a link to a web page that looks like the state’s eLicense system. There they are asked to validate their license by entering personal information, such as name, address, social security number and date of birth.
Please note that in the event the Department is taking any action against a license, the licensee will be contacted by letter sent via US Mail.  The Department would never contact you over the telephone and ask you to provide any personal identifying information such as SSN.

To protect your personal information, please do not provide any information without ensuring that you are at the legitimate site, which is and requires a login to update personal information.
The Commissioner of Public Health issued an order on March 30, 2020 suspending the requirements for license/certification renewal which continued through the Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency.  The Governor’s declaration ended on February 15, 2022.  In accord with the governing law, any license/certification that was active during said time frame would not expire. The law provides that when the Commissioner orders the reinstatement of renewal requirements, the license/certification shall be renewed by completing renewal requirements including paying any unpaid fees that accrued during the period when renewals were suspended. (March 30,2020 to February 15, 2022).
The Commissioner has ordered the resumption of the renewal requirements effective May 10, 2022.  A licensee who wishes to renew their license will have six months from that date, November 10, 2022, to renew the license/certification by completing the renewal requirements for their license and paying any past unpaid renewal fees. Please note that the payment of renewal fees that accrued during the period of suspension is required by the statute and the Department has no authority to waive or alter this obligation.
Answers to most licensing and examination questions can be found on this page.  If you are unable to find an answer to your EMS licensing, certification or examination question, please email OEMS licensing or call our office staff at (860) 509-7975 for assistance.


2022 Certified EMS Provider Recertification Requirements

Verification of CEU's Instruction Form (June 2021)

  • EMT / EMR Certification Practical Exam Schedule (Dec 2022)
  • T4 (Course Completion) Form Upload Directions
  • Instructions on how to apply and register for the NREMT exam

    Certified EMS Providers - EMR, EMT, AEMT and EMSI

    Please choose one of the links below for specific certification requirements:

    FEES for certifications:
    Initial by examination $00.00
    Based on an out-of-state license $00.00
    Renewal/Relicensure $00.00
    Reinstatement $00.00

    Licensed EMS Providers - Paramedics

    Please choose one of the links below for specific licensing requirements:

    Paramedic License by Examination

    Paramedic License by Endorsement of Out-of-State License

    Paramedic Reinstatement of a Lapsed License

    Paramedic Forms:

    Verification of Paramedic License Form

    Verification of Paramedic Training Program

    FEES for Licensure:

    Initial by examination $150.00
    Based on an out-of-state license $150.00
    Renewal/Relicensure $155.00
    Reinstatement $150.00





    An important note about application processing time:  
    Processing time for EMS Provider applications is 4-6 weeks.  This 4-6 week processing time begins when OEMS has received all the documentation necessary for processing. 


    To check the status of your application, visit the e-license website or send an email to

     link to eLicense to look up a license       click to link to eLicense to generate a roster

    Verification of a license, certification or temporary permit can be found on the State of Connecticut's e-License website.  Various rosters of EMS providers and organizations can also be generated and downloaded.

    Directions on how to generate a roster of currently Licensed or Certified EMS organizations or providers can be found here.

    Please Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed in order to view and print the Portable Document Format (pdf) files.