December 22, 2021 – Commissioner’s order: Out of state licensed providers should read this memo from DPH Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD and note the list of professions authorized by the Commissioner’s order

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 for less than two years from the expiration date, such person shall complete continued education for an EMT as required by NREMT; OR Be currently certified by the 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 150 hours and the NREMT cognitive (written) and psychomotor (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 cognitive education training program with a minimum of 40 hours prior to the expiration date of the temporary permit.

Documentation Requirements

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

  • Verification of completion of 40 hours of continued education for an EMT as required by NREMT if such certifIcation expired less than two years from the date of expiration of the certification.
  • If applicable, copies of discharged papers (DD214) must accompany the application for reinstatement of the EMS certification.
  • If applicable, official verification of current or expired EMT certification or licensure in another state(s) or territory.  The applicant must complete Section One of the form and forward to the state or territory where they are currently, or have been, certified/licensed in for official verification of licensure/certification.  Section Two is to be completed by the verifying agency.  The completed Verification Form is to be sent directly to the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) by the verifying agency.  The verifying state or territory must also provide their current license/certification requirements.  Please contact the jurisdiction for completion fee information.  Contact information for states and territories can be found on the NREMT website.
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: (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.