Paramedic Licensure by Endorsement of an Out-of-State License
Before applying for certification, please familiarize yourself with the general certification/licensure policies.
In order to be eligible for paramedic licensure by endorsement, an applicant shall either:
Hold a current, valid paramedic license in a state or territory which maintains licensing standards at least equal to Connecticut's; or
Hold a current, valid paramedic license in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont.
Successful completion of a Mental Health First Aid training program by a National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) certified instructor or a program approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
The Office of Emergency Medical Services will review this information and send written notification to you regarding your eligibility for licensure by endorsement. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check the status of the application.
Applicants must submit the following to the Office of Emergency Medical Services:
- A completed online Connecticut paramedic application and fee in the amount of $150.00. Applications are only being accepted online. Paper applications are not accepted. Please select this link to apply online. Instructions regarding the ct.gov e-license website registration and how to complete the application can be found by downloading the instructional PDF.
- Official verification of all paramedic licenses ever held by the applicant. Section one of the Verification of Licensure form must be completed by applicant. Section Two must be completed by each state or territory in which the applicant is or ever has been licensed. Completed form must be sent directly to the Office of Emergency Medical Services by the verifying state. Contact each state or territory for completion fee information. The state contact information can be accessed on the NREMT website.
- NREMT paramedic certification (not applicable for applicants that are certified in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont). Please note: Due to the online certification verification by the NREMT, this office can perform verification of registry certifications. If applicable, please ensure that your NREMT certification number is indicated on the application.
- Certification of successful completion of a Mental Health First Aid training program by a National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) certified instructor or a program approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
All supporting documentation must be submitted from the source to:
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
tel: 860. 509.7975