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Driver Certification

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Requirements for certification as an EMS Driver (training obtained in Mississippi)

  • Age of at least 18 years
  • Completion of the Board's approved EMS Driver Training Program
  • Possession of valid driver's license

Requirements for certification as an EMS Driver (training obtained in another state)

  • Completion of the Board's approved EMS Driver Training Program
  • Age of at least 18 years
  • Possession of valid driver's license
  • Submission of official driver's license history concurrent with date of application

Note: The BEMS maintains the right to refuse reciprocity to any EMS Driver if the submitted curriculum does not meet the requirements of this section.

Temporary EMS Driver Certification

BEMS may issue temporary EMS driver certification not to exceed 90 days. Temporary certification will be issued only upon receipt of a written request from an owner/manager of a licensed ambulance provider. Licensed ambulance providers may utilize personnel awaiting temporary EMS driver certification provided that such providers notify BEMS prior to employment.

A temporary EMS Driver certification will not be granted to an individual who has previously been issued a Mississippi BEMS EMS Driver certification.

EMS – Driver Certification

All applications for EMS Driver certification or re-certification shall be made with approved forms.

All applications for EMS Driver certification or re-certification must include:

  • $35.00 money order payable to the Mississippi State Department of Health
  • A copy of the applicant's driver's license
  • A copy of a certificate of completion of an approved EMS Driver course

The Bureau of EMS will conduct a review of the applicant's driver's license history. The EMS Driver certification will expire concurrently with the applicant's State Driver's License.

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