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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

 

Click Here to Lookup an Individual’s Utah EMS License Status

 

 

INITIAL LICENSURE

  1. Successfully complete state-approved course – Available training courses can be found at https://emslicense.utah.gov/lookup/training_courses
  2. Complete application at https://emslicense.utah.gov 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:

 

RENEW LICENSE

  1. Complete application at https://emslicense.utah.gov
  2. Pay fees.
  3. Submit DACS fingerprints for criminal background check (one time requirement).
  4. Complete CME Verification on NREMT.org

Helpful Resources:

 

RECIPROCITY

  1. Complete application at https://emslicense.utah.gov
  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.

 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

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 http://www.nremt.org/ 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 visit or contact the Bureau of EMS.

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

Contact the Bureau of EMS at ems@utah.gov or 801-273-6666.