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Oregon Health Authority's Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program licenses these professionals in the state of Oregon:
The minimum required verification and/or documentation for all initial applicants is listed below. The documentation will be uploaded as part of the online application process.
Paramedics who apply for an initial license are required to submit proof of an associate's degree or higher, or proof of active employment as a paramedic for three of the past five years. Degree verification must be an official transcript or official letter from an accredited education institution. Degree diplomas will not be accepted. Submission of employment verification must be an official letter from your employer with letterhead, signature and contact details.
EMTs, AEMTs, and EMT-Intermediates who apply for an initial license are required to submit proof of a High School diploma (or equivalency).
Background Checks: As of January 1, 2018, all initial applicants must submit an FBI fingerprint-based national background check. Fingerprinting services are provided by Fieldprint, which will require a separate charge. Fingerprint instructions and fee information for this service will be included in the online application process.
Use the Oregon eLicense Portal to establish an account and apply for Oregon EMS licensure.
Go to eLicense
EMR - $45.00
EMT - $110.00
AEMT - $125.00
Oregon EMT-Intermediate - $125.00
Paramedic - $290.00
2020 EMS Provider Renewal
March 1- June 30, 2020
2020 EMS provider renewal opens April 1, 2020 and includes the following provider levels expiring on 6/30/2020:
Renew your EMS provider license on the eLicense website
Late fees: Renewal applications submitted after June 1 with include a $40.00 late fee in addition to the license renewal fee.
If an emergency medical service provider has been on active military duty for more than six months of a renewal period which prevented them from accessing continuing education, OHA-EMS may approve an extension of the current license to permit obtaining the required educational hours.
If you need to request a military extension submit your request to: EMS.PSU@state.or.us
Emergency Medical Service providers who have an expired Oregon license may qualify for reinstatement. For full reinstatement requirements, please refer to the EMS Provider Reinstatement Matrix.pdf .
EMR licenses expired less than 1 year will be required to:
EMR licenses expired greater than 1 year will be required to:
EMT, AEMT, EMT-I and Paramedic licenses expired greater than 1 year will be required to:
OHA-EMS may allow an out-of-state EMS provider to obtain a temporary Oregon license in order to assist with emergency medical needs of staff on wildland fire response teams.
In order to be eligible for a temporary, restricted Oregon license, the EMS provider must be actively licensed and in good standing in another state and must also hold a current certification from the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).
Further information on the application and approval process may be found in the document below:
For more information, contact Leslie.D.Huntington@state.or.us or OHA-EMS at 971-673-0520.
Initial and reciprocity applicants:
As of January 1, 2018, all initial and reciprocity applicants must submit a FBI fingerprint-based national background check.
All renewal license applications require a criminal history background check.
Visit the Oregon Reciprocity page for reciprocity application requirements.
EMS & Trauma Systems Program800 NE Oregon StreetSuite 305
Portland, OR 97232
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