It's time! Online license renewal is just around the corner, so read on for some helpful information regarding the EMS Provider renewal for 2013.
- Oregon EMS Providers will receive license renewal information in the mail the week of March 18-22, 2013.
- Applicants should complete the online application by May 1, 2013 in order to avoid a late fee.
- EMS Provider licenses for the levels of EMT, AEMT, EMT Intermediate and Paramedic expire on June 30, 2013.
Begin by reviewing your continuing education to ensure you meet all mandatory continuing education requirements. License holders who apply after the June 30, 2013 deadline may undergo an audit of continuing education records and should not work until they have completed renewal of their license. Audits can include continuing education for the past four years or two relicensure cycles. Continuing education requirements are found in OAR 333-265-0110 and also in the corresponding Appendices. Look on the EMS & Trauma website at 1.usa.gov/oregonems.
The next step will require your login name and password from the last licensure cycle. You remember where you saved that, right? If you don’t, you can still access your account. If this is the first time you have renewed, you will need the following three pieces of information to create an account:
- PIN Number – you can find this number on the letter attached to your license. If you cannot locate your six-digit PIN number, you can request to have it mailed to you by filling out the Forgot/Lost PIN Request Form at 1.usa.gov/oregonemslostpin or by calling 971-673-0520.
- Six-digit Oregon EMS Provider License Number – it’s located on your current license, and
- Your Social Security Number.
Once you have successfully logged into your account, answer the Personal History questions. These questions are answered preceded by the statement “Since last licensed…” Answering with a "yes" response will not automatically disqualify you from renewing your license, however a detailed written explanation is required for each "yes" response. If additional information is needed, a representative from the EMS & Trauma office may contact you. It’s a good idea to ensure your telephone number, address, and email are current with the office. This will help guarantee the most successful communications our staff.
Criminal background checks will be run on all applicants prior to being renewed. All out-of-state residents applying for renewal and any applicant who has been outside of Oregon for 60 or more consecutive days since last licensed will also need to complete a fingerprint based background check and submit the fingerprint processing fee. Fingerprints must be taken by a certified fingerprint technician and may be done at a participating law enforcement agency. Most will require that you call to schedule an appointment. You may request a fingerprint card from OHA-EMS.
Remember, most renewal questions can be answered by going to the EMS & Trauma website.
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