Oregon may award an emergency medical services provider license through reciprocity to an individual who has a current National Registry Certification and meets the requirements for licensure in Oregon per ORS 682 and OAR 333-265.
An individual applying for reciprocity in the State of Oregon at the level of EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic will need to complete the reciprocity application packet. The packet may be downloaded by clicking on the following link:
The instructions for completing the application are included in the packet on the second page.
Active Duty military or individuals who were discharged in the last 180 days and who are requesting reciprocity in the State of Oregon will need to follow the instructions provided in the packet.
A Nationally Registered paramedic who does not meet the degree or work history requirements actively working as a paramedic for three of the past five years may be eligible for a provisional license.
Oregon EMS provider licenses by reciprocity are granted at the level of the applicant’s National Registry Certification with the exception of I-99 which will be granted Oregon EMT-Intermediate, and I-85, which will be granted Oregon EMT.
· EMR - $50.00
· EMT - $140.00
· AEMT - $165.00
· Paramedic - $300.00
Fingerprinting services is provided by Fieldprint, which will require a separate charge. The instructions and fee for Fieldprint are included in the reciprocity application packet.
Provisional Paramedic License
Paramedics who are currently licensed/certified in another state and who hold a current National Registry certification but do not meet the degree or work experience requirement for Oregon paramedic may be eligible for an Oregon provisional paramedic license.
Oregon's provisional paramedic license may be an option for licensed/certified paramedics from other states who have been offered employment in Oregon, but do not have an Associate’s degree. Oregon's provisional paramedic license allows the paramedic to work while completing the requirements for an Associate’s degree.
To be eligible for an Oregon provisional paramedic license, the following criteria must be met:
1. Actively working as a paramedic at an agency for three of the past five years.
2. Be currently licensed/certified in another state and be in good standing with their board.
3. Hold a current National Registry Paramedic Certificate.
4. Be employed or have a valid employment offer from Oregon EMS agency.
5. Have Oregon EMS Medical Director who is willing to protocol a provisional licensed paramedic.
6. Be enrolled in an accredited institution for higher learning and be able to complete their degree within 24 months of being licensed.
Paramedics who answer yes to all of the above may be eligible for an Oregon provisional paramedic license.
To apply for a Oregon Provisional Paramedic License
Download the Reciprocity Application Packet and complete the checklists for both the reciprocity and provisional licenses.
The checklist for the provisional paramedic license is included in the packet.
Provisional Paramedic License Fees
$300.00 Paramedic application
$50.00 Provisional Paramedic fee