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Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness

Utah Department of Health

EMS Professional Licensure

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness licenses and regulates the following EMS levels:

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher

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  1. Successfully complete state-approved course – Available training courses can be found at
  2. Complete application at within 30 days course start date.
  3. Pay fees.
  4. Submit DACS fingerprints for criminal background check (one time requirement).
  5. Successfully complete the state-approved National Registry cognitive and psychomotor exams.

Required Resources:


  1. Complete application at
    1. Must submit a passport type photo.
    2. Must submit a government identification.
    3. Must verify completion of BLS Provider CPR Course (all levels).
    4. Must verify completion of PEPP, PALS, EPC or equivalent for AEMT and Paramedic Applications.
    5. Must verify ACLS for Paramedic Applications.
  2. Pay fees.
  3. Submit DACS fingerprints for criminal background check (one time requirement).
  4. Complete CME Verification on by March 31st for EMT, AEMT, Paramedics and September 30th for EMR.  EMD applications do not have this requirement and are only required to verify proof of EMD training.

Helpful Resources:


  1. Complete application at
  2. Pay fees.
  3. Submit DACS fingerprints for criminal background check (one time requirement).
  4. Submit current EMS license from another state and/or NREMT.
  5. If not NREMT certified, successfully complete the NREMT examination process.


State Approved Refresher Course -In order to satisfy the requirement for a Utah approved refresher an individual is required to follow the NCCP National Component Each level for EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic has different hour requirements as well as topic areas. Below is the 2016 NCCP National Component requirements.

NCCP National Component Requirements

Fingerprints – Fingerprint submission is a one-time requirement. After your fees and application have been processed by the Bureau, you will receive email notification that your LiveScan fingerprint form is available to download from our system. You will take the LiveScan form to any Direct Access Clearance System (DACS) LiveScan location for electronic submission of fingerprints. The fingerprint record will be maintained by the Bureau for ongoing background check monitoring as required for Utah licensed EMS personnel. Questions please email:

Criminal Background Check Information

Written and Practical Exams – Your EMS Course Coordinator will arrange and schedule your NREMT practical exam as part of your course. You will need to create a profile on before completing your practical test so the certification office can update the requirements for you to schedule the test. The written test is taken through National Registry at a Pearson Vue testing center. The Bureau of EMS will verify your NREMT certification status.

Tuberculosis Testing Requirement

Purchasing Patches or Decals
EMS personnel may purchase patches or decals from the Bureau of EMS. Only currently licensed EMS personnel may purchase these items, and they may only purchase items that match their current level of licensure. To order patches or decals please contact the Bureau of EMS.

Utah Subdued (Tactical) Patch Policy

Patch: $5.00
Decal: $2.00
Rocker: $2.00

Contact the Bureau of EMS at or 801-273-6666.