EMS Provider Licensing and Credentialing
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 at:
Renewal topics and helpful information:
- Instructions – Claim your account (pdf)
- Instructions – Renewing a license (pdf)
- Continuing education requirements (Appendix 1 pdf)
- Background check information and fingerprinting instructions
- Military extension for license renewal
Apply for an initial license at:
Additional Information and Resources:
- License verification
- Temporary wildland fire EMS provider license
- Expired license renewal (after June 30)
Military Extension Personnel 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 EMS.PSU@state.or.us
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.
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:
Temporary License Instructions (pdf)