EMR Reinstatement

Before applying for certification, please familiarize yourself with the general certification/licensure policies.
Learn how to apply for an initial EMR Certification on CT e-license by downloading the step-by-step instruction guide.

What to do after the expiration of your certification
If the certification is not renewed within 90 days after the expiration date, the certification will expire and as a result the applicant can no longer practice as an EMS provider unless the certification is reinstated.  Any person certified as an EMR whose certification has expired may apply for reinstatement of such certification as follows:
  • If such certification expired less than two years from the expiration date such person shall complete Verification of completion 16 hours of continued  education for an EMR as required by NREMT; OR be currently certified as an EMR by NREMT.
  • If such certification expired two or more years from the date of application for reinstatement, such person shall complete a full initial course with a minimum of 60 hours and the NREMT cognitive (written) and psychomotor (practical) examinations required for initial certification.

Documentation Requirements

A completed EMR Reinstatement Application and in addition, applicants must complete one of the following requirements:

  • Verification of completion of 40 hours continued education for an EMR as required by NREMT.
  • EMR Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved EMR refresher course, sent directly from your instructor to OEMS if such certification expired while on active duty.  Copies of discharged papers (DD214) must accompany the application for reinstatement of the EMR certification. 
  • If applicable, copies of discharged papers (DD214) must accompany the application for reinstatement of the EMS certification.
All supporting documentation (except for the online application) should be sent from the primary source (state, territory and/or instructor) via any of the following:
via email: dph.emslicensing@ct.gov (Preferred Method)
via fax: 860.920.3142
via mail: Connecticut Department of Public Health
EMS Certification
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.