EMR Certification by Examination
Before applying for certification, please familiarize yourself with the general certification/licensure policies.
A step-by-step instruction document on how to apply for an initial EMT Certification on CT e-license can be downloaded by clicking here.
An EMR applicant must be at least fourteen (14) years old and meet one of the following requirements:
Successful completion of a Department-approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training program in Connecticut with a minimum of 60 hours (including written and practical examinations), or;
Have held a current Connecticut certification/licensure as an EMT, AEMT or paramedic, and passage of the final examination required of an EMR initial training program. Please note: EMRs must contact either the instructor of the EMR course or their OEMS Regional Coordinator to obtain examination information. Contact information for the Regional Coordinators can be found on the Contact us page of the OEMS website.
A completed online application on the Connecticut eLicense website for EMR certification.
EMR Training Program Completion Form, which is submitted directly to the Department by your instructor.
If under 18 years of age, a completed Parental Consent Form.
If applicable, a completed Verification of EMS License/Certification Form from all states in which the applicant is or has ever been certified, current or expired forwarded to this office from the appropriate authority in any U.S. State or territory in which the applicant is or has ever been certified as a EMS provider. Most jurisdictions charge a fee for verification. Be sure to contact the jurisdiction for fee information.
All supporting documentation (except for the online application) should be sent from the primary source (state, territory, instructor) via any of the following:
via email: email@example.com (Preferred Method)
via fax: 860.920.3142
via mail: Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 EMS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
For a list of Connecticut approved initial and refresher courses, please visit the Licensing/Certification/Exams page of the OEMS website.