State Licensure Requirements

State Licensure Requirements

Creighton University, EMS Education program, conducts EMS courses with curricula based on the current United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National EMS Education Standards and Guidelines.

Following successful completion of an approved education program, candidates gain eligibility for the National Registry examination at the EMT and Paramedic levels. The State of Nebraska does not provide another alternative for examination leading to initial licensure in Nebraska. Some states may conduct independent licensing and testing procedures and you may qualify to complete their examination processes that lead to licensure/certification. You are encouraged to contact regulatory officials in any state for which you intend to seek licensure/certification to verify all requirements.

The National Registry of EMTs provides a current map depicting each state requiring National EMS certification for initial state licensure.

At the EMT level, National EMS Certification is optional in Illinois and Montana. Alternative entry is available in Alaska, New York and North Carolina.

At the paramedic level, National EMS Certification is optional in Illinois and Montana. Alternative entry is available in New York and North Carolina.

The Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice (EMS Compact, formerly referred to as REPLICA), provides qualified EMS professionals licensed in a “Home State” an extended “Privilege-to-Practice in other compact states. Currently there are twenty EMS Compact Member States, including:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

 

Please contact the Creighton University, EMS Education program, if you have any questions regarding licensure/certification eligibility.