EMT Temporary Permit for applicants that have held a Paramedic license only

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.

An applicant who held Connecticut EMT certification prior to becoming licensed as a paramedic in Connecticut may be eligible for a one year, non-renewable, temporary EMT permit. 


In order to be eligible for the one-year temporary permit, an applicant must have been certified as a Connecticut EMT prior to becoming licensed as a paramedic in Connecticut (such EMT certificate and paramedic license must have expired prior to the submission of the application and the paramedic license must have expired last.


Holders of temporary EMT permits may qualify for reinstatement of a lapsed paramedic license or EMT certification provided the applicant can demonstrate that he/she meets the requirements for EMT reinstatement or only if the paramedic meets the requirements as indicated in the paramedic instructions for reinstatement.  To obtain an application for reinstatement of a paramedic license please visit our OEMS website by clicking here.

Documentation Requirements:

Once the Temporary permit is issued, the applicant must ensure verification of completion of 40 hours of continued education for EMT as required by NREMT.  Please note:  EMT continued education must commence and be completed only after the issuance of the Temporary Permit and shall not end later than the last day of the expiration of the Temporary Permit.
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 visit the Licensing/Certification/Exams page of the OEMS website.