Initial License Application Requirements
Applicants for an initial license must meet the requirements for licensure in Oregon outlined in ORS 682 and OAR 333-265.
Reciprocity: Individuals who are already licensed in another state, and are currently certified through NREMT, do not qualify for an initial license. However, these individuals may qualify for reciprocity. Further information about reciprocity can be found on the OHA-EMS Reciprocity webpage.
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.
- Current certification from National Registry (NREMT)
- Current CPR certification at the AHA Healthcare or BLS Provider level (or equivalent); courses must include didactic, skill performance and evaluation
- Current government ID (driver's license, military ID or passport)
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.
Active duty military or individuals who were discharged in the last 180 days and who are requesting reciprocity in the State of Oregon may be able waive the fingerprint-based background check by submitting active orders or a DD214.
Oregon eLicense Online Application
Use the Oregon eLicense Portal to establish an account and apply for Oregon EMS licensure.
Go to eLicense
Initial License Fees
EMR - $45.00
EMT - $110.00
AEMT - $125.00
Oregon EMT-Intermediate - $125.00
Paramedic - $290.00