EMS Personnel Licensing

Introduction

In January 2012, the Vermont Department of Health adopted the education standards associated with the National Scope of Practice Model for Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic licensure levels.

Persons holding licenses based on the National Standard Curriculum for First Responder-ECA, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic must transition to the new NSPM levels by 2015, 2016 or 2017 depending on the expiration date of their current VT EMS license (See Transitioning to the New Scope of Practice).

Quick links to Personnel Licensure Information:

 

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Licensure Information

Initial EMR Licensure

To obtain an initial Vermont EMR license, the applicant must hold a current EMR certification from the National Registry of EMTs and:

Initial EMR Training

All EMR training in Vermont must meet the content and objectives of the National Scope of Practice Model education standards for EMR and be approved by the Vermont Department of Health. To find a schedule of courses near you, contact the training coordinator for the EMS district in which you are located or consult the Class Schedule.

EMR Skills allowed

See Appendix 3 of the Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols

Examinations for Initial EMR Licensure

The VT EMR licensing examination is the two-part National Registry of EMTs EMR Certification examination, consisting of a computer-based cognitive test and a psychomotor (skills) evaluation. 

The cognitive exam can be taken at many Pearson-Vue testing locations. Candidates register for the exam on the NREMT website.

Psychomotor testing can take place at any state exam site appearing in the Exam Schedule. Candidates must register by submitting an EMR Licensing Exam Application to the EMS Office at least 2 weeks before the test date. The psychomotor examination consists of the following skill stations:

Performance criteria for the stations are available on the National Registry of EMTs website.

EMR License Renewal

To renew a Vermont EMR license, a person must:

Reinstatement of an Expired EMR License

A person may reinstate an expired Vermont EMR license by holding a current National Registry of EMTs EMR certification (or higher) and submitting a Vermont EMR License Renewal Application.

Recognition of Licenses and Certifications from Other States

Except as provided for in Section 10 of the Vermont EMS Rules (effective March 1, 2011), all persons applying for VT EMR licensure based on training, education, certification and/or licensing from another state, territory or country must present a current National Registry of EMTs EMR certification (or higher) and submit an EMS Reciprocity Application to the Department.

License Extension

The Department may for good cause extend any VT EMS license for up to six months. Any person requesting an extension of a VT EMS license must apply to the Department in writing prior to the license’s expiration date. No extensions are granted after a VT EMS license expires.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Licensure Information

Initial EMT Licensure

To obtain an initial Vermont EMT license, the applicant must hold a current EMT certification from the National Registry of EMTs, or successfully complete an approved EMT-B to EMT transition course, and:

Initial EMT Training

All EMT training in Vermont must meet the content and objectives of the National Scope of Practice Model education standards for EMT and be approved by the Vermont Department of Health. To find a schedule of courses near you, contact the training coordinator for the EMS district in which you are located or consult the Class Schedule.

EMT Skills allowed

See Appendix 3 of the Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols

Examinations for Initial EMT Licensure

The VT EMT licensing examination is the two-part National Registry of EMTs EMT Certification examination, consisting of a computer-based cognitive test and a psychomotor (skills) evaluation. 

The cognitive exam can be taken at many Pearson-Vue testing locations. Candidates register for the exam on the NREMT website.

Psychomotor testing can take place at any state exam site appearing in the Exam Schedule. Candidates must register by submitting an EMT Licensing Exam Application to the EMS Office at least 2 weeks before the test date. The psychomotor examination consists of the following stations:

Performance criteria for the stations are available on the National Registry of EMTs website.

EMT License Renewal

To renew a Vermont EMT license, a person must:

Reinstatement of an Expired EMT License

A person may reinstate an expired Vermont EMT license by holding a current National Registry of EMTs EMT certification (or higher) and submitting a Vermont EMT License Renewal Application.

Recognition of Licenses and Certifications from Other States

Except as provided for in Section 10 of the Vermont EMS Rules (effective March 1, 2011), all persons applying for VT EMT licensure based on training, education, certification and/or licensing from another state, territory or country must present a current National Registry of EMTs EMT certification (or higher) and submit an EMS Reciprocity Application to the Department.

License Extension

The Department may for good cause extend any VT EMS license for up to six months. Any person requesting an extension of a VT EMS license must apply to the Department in writing prior to the license’s expiration date. No extensions are granted after a VT EMS license expires.

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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Licensure Information

Initial AEMT Licensure

To obtain an initial Vermont AEMT license, the applicant must hold a current AEMT certification from the National Registry of EMTs, or successfully complete an approved EMT-Intermediate to AEMT transition course, and:

Initial AEMT Training

All AEMT training in Vermont must meet the content and objectives of the National Scope of Practice Model education standards for AEMT and be approved by the Vermont Department of Health. To find a schedule of courses near you, contact the training coordinator for the EMS district in which you are located or consult the Class Schedule.

AEMT Skills allowed

See Appendix 3 of the Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols

Examinations for Initial AEMT Licensure

The VT AEMT licensing examination is the two-part National Registry of EMTs AEMT Certification examination, consisting of a computer-based cognitive test and a psychomotor (skills) evaluation. 

The cognitive exam can be taken at many Pearson-Vue testing locations. Candidates register for the exam on the NREMT website.

Psychomotor testing can take place at any state exam site appearing in the Exam Schedule. Candidates must register by providing the Vermont EMS Office with their name and NREMT number at least 4 weeks before the test date. The psychomotor examination consists of the following stations:

Performance criteria for the stations are available on the National Registry of EMTs website.

AEMT License Renewal

To renew an AEMT license, a person must:

Reinstatement of an Expired AEMT License

A person may reinstate an expired Vermont AEMT license by holding a current National Registry of EMTs AEMT certification (or higher) and submitting a Vermont AEMT License Renewal Application.

Recognition of Licenses and Certifications from Other States

Except as provided for in Section 10 of the Vermont EMS Rules (effective March 1, 2011), all persons applying for VT AEMT licensure based on training, education, certification and/or licensing from another state, territory or country must present a current National Registry of EMTs AEMT certification (or higher) and submit an EMS Reciprocity Application to the Department.

License Extension

The Department may for good cause extend any VT EMS license for up to six months. Any person requesting an extension of a VT EMS license must apply to the Department in writing prior to the license’s expiration date. No extensions are granted after a VT EMS license expires.

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Paramedic Licensure

Initial Licensure

To become a Vermont Paramedic, an individual must hold a current National Registry of EMTs Paramedic certification and:

Initial Paramedic Training

All Paramedic training in Vermont must meet the standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and be approved by the Vermont Department of Health. To find a schedule of courses near you, contact the training coordinator for the EMS district in which you are located or consult the Class Schedule.

Paramedic Skills allowed

See Appendix 3 of the Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols

Examinations for Initial Paramedic License

The VT Paramedic licensing examination is the two-part National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Certification examination, consisting of a computer-based cognitive test and a psychomotor (skills) evaluation. 

The cognitive exam can be taken at many Pearson-Vue testing locations. Candidates  register for the exam on the NREMT website.

Psychomotor testing can take place at select state exam site appearing in the Exam Schedule. Candidates must register by providing the Vermont EMS Office with their name and NREMT number at least 4 weeks before the test date.  The psychomotor examination consists of the following skill stations:

Performance criteria for the stations are available from the National Registry of EMTs.

Paramedic License Renewal

To renew a Vermont Paramedic license, a person must:

Reinstatement of an Expired Paramedic License

A person may reinstate an expired Vermont Paramedic license by holding a current National Registry of EMTs Paramedic certification and submitting a Vermont Paramedic License Application.

Recognition of Licenses and Certifications from Other States

Except as provided for in Section 10 of the Vermont EMS Rules (effective March 1, 2011), all persons applying for VT Paramedic licensure based on training, education, certification and/or licensing from another state, territory or country must present a current National Registry of EMTs Paramedic certification and submit a Vermont Paramedic License Application to the Department.

The Department may for good cause extend any VT EMS license for up to six months. Any person requesting an extension of a VT EMS license must apply to the Department in writing prior to the license’s expiration date. No extensions are granted after a VT EMS license expires.

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First Responder-ECA (FR-ECA) License Renewal & Transition Information

First Responder-ECA License Renewal

To renew a Vermont FR-ECA license, a person must:

Reinstatement of an Expired FR-ECA License

A person whose FR-ECA license has expired must hold current National Registry of EMTs certification at the First Responder level (at a minimum) as the basis for reinstatement of the FR-ECA license.

Transition Deadlines for First Responder-ECA (See Transitioning to the New Scope of Practice)

A person who holds a Vermont FR-ECA license due to expire in 2014 must:

A person who holds a Vermont FR-ECA license due to expire in 2015 must:

A FR-ECA who does not transition their NREMT certification and Vermont EMS license to the EMR level by the applicable deadline will cease to hold NREMT certification or Vermont licensure.

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EMT-Basic License Renewal & Transition Information

EMT-Basic License Renewal

To renew a Vermont EMT-B license, a person must:

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Reinstatement of an Expired EMT-B License

A person whose EMT-B license has expired must hold current National Registry of EMTs certification at the Basic level (at a minimum) as the basis for reinstatement of their VT EMT-B license.

Transition Deadlines for EMT-Basic (See Transitioning to the New Scope of Practice)

A person who holds a Vermont EMT-Basic license due to expire in 2014 must:

A person who holds a Vermont EMT-Basic license due to expire in 2015 must:

An EMT-Basic who does not transition their NREMT certification and Vermont EMS license to the EMT level by the applicable deadline will be certified by the NREMT and licensed by Vermont EMS as an Emergency Medical Responder upon receipt of a complete renewal application.

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EMT-Intermediate License Renewal & Transition Information

EMT-Intermediate License Renewal

To renew a Vermont EMT-Intermediate license, a person must:

Reinstatement of an Expired EMT-Intermediate License

Transition Deadlines for EMT-Intermediate (See Transitioning to the New Scope of Practice)

A person who holds a Vermont EMT-Intermediate license due to expire in 2014 must:

A person who holds a Vermont EMT-Intermediate license due to expire in 2015 must:

An EMT-Intermediate who does not transition their NREMT certification and Vermont EMS license to the AEMT level by the applicable deadline will be certified by the NREMT and licensed by Vermont EMS as an Emergency Medical Technician upon receipt of a complete renewal application.

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EMT-Paramedic License Renewal & Transition Information

EMT-Paramedic License Renewal

To renew a Vermont EMT-P license, a person must:

Reinstatement of an Expired EMT-P License

A person whose VT EMT-P license has expired must hold current National Registry of EMTs certification at the EMT-Paramedic level as the basis for reinstatement of their EMT-P license.

Transition Deadlines for EMT-Paramedic (See Transitioning to the New Scope of Practice)

A person who holds a Vermont EMT-Paramedic license due to expire in 2014 must:

A person who holds a Vermont EMT-Paramedic license due to expire in 2015 must:

An EMT-Paramedic who does not transition their NREMT certification and Vermont EMS license to the Paramedic level by the applicable deadline will be certified by the NREMT and licensed by Vermont EMS as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician upon receipt of a complete renewal application.

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Transitioning to the new Scope of Practice

Locate the document that describes your current license level in Vermont as well as your status with the National Registry.

 

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