EMT Reinstatement

 
Before applying for certification, please familiarize yourself with the general certification/licensure policies.
 
Learn how to apply for an initial EMT 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 EMT whose certification has expired may apply for reinstatement of such certification as follows:
  • If such certification expired one year or less from the date of application for reinstatement, such person shall complete an approved refresher course with a minimum of 30 hours, or
  • If such certification expired more than one year but less than three years from the date of application for reinstatement, such person shall complete an approved refresher course with a minimum of 30 hours and the NREMT cognitive and practical examinations required for initial certification; or 
  • If such certification expired three or more years from the date of application for reinstatement, such person shall complete a full initial course with a minimum of 150 hours and the NREMT cognitive and practical examinations required for initial certification, or 
  • Holders of temporary EMT permits (see requirements for EMT Temporary Permit) may qualify for reinstatement as an EMT provided the applicant has completed an approved EMT refresher-training program with a minimum of 30 hours prior to the expiration date of the temporary permit.

Documentation Requirements

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

  • EMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved EMT refresher course, sent directly from your instructor to OEMS if such certification expired less than a year from the date of expiration of the certification.
  • EMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved EMT refresher course, sent directly from your instructor to OEMS if such certification expired for one year but less than three years from the date of expiration of the certification. Such person shall, in addition to the completion of a refresher course, complete both the state approved EMT Cognitive (written) examination and Psychomotor (practical) examinations. 
  • EMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved initial course, sent directly from your instructor to OEMS if such certification expired more than three years from the date of expiration of the certification . 
  • EMT Training Program Completion Form verifying completion of an approved EMT refresher course, sent directly from your instructor to OEMS if such certification expired while on active dutyPlease note: An approved refresher course must be completed for a period not to exceed one year from the date of discharge.  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
telephone: 860.509.7975
 
For a list of Connecticut approved initial and refresher courses, visit the Licensing/Certification/Exams page of the OEMS website.