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EMS Provider Licensure
Oregon Health Authority’s Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems Program (OHA-EMS & Trauma) licenses EMS provider levels Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT (AEMT), EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I) and Paramedic.


Renew an Oregon EMS Provider license


Apply for an initial license


Renewal topics and helpful information:


Military Extension & License Renewal

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

Background Checks

All initial and renewal license applications require a criminal history background check.

  • Oregon residents who have not lived or been outside the State for more than 60 consecutive days in last 5 years, or since last licensed will be run through Oregon’s Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS)
  • Non Oregon residents or applicants who have been outside the State for more than 60 consecutive days in last 5 years, or since last licensed will be subject to an FBI fingerprint-based national background check.
  • Fingerprint information (How to obtain and submit fingerprints)


Expired License Renewal 

Licenses that expired June 30, 2016 are no longer eligible for reinstatement.
Licenses that expire June 30, 2017 will be eligible for renewal/reinstatement through June 30, 2019, but will require the applicant to: 
  • Submit application in eLicense and pay a late fee of 40.00
  • Pass a continuing education audit
  • Complete a criminal history background check

Temporary EMS Licensure for Wildland Fire Response 

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 or OHA-EMS at 971-673-0520.