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EMS Certification and Recertification

 
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The Bureau of EMS licenses Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics in the state of Mississippi.

Emergency Medical Services Personnel Applications and Forms

For those seeking license or certification, an application should be completed and submitted with the required fee and documentation by mail to:

Bureau of EMS
Mississippi State Department of Health
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

For those seeking recertification of EMT or Paramedic only, the Bureau now offers an eLicense system to process recertification applications.

Additionally, the status of a license or certification is available through the MS EMS verification portal. (Search requires First and Last Name, Application Level, and Date of Birth.)

Certification typeRequirements
EMS Driver Certification or Re-Certification: Completed "Application for Mississippi EMS Certification" form (OEPR-AP07)
Copy of driver-training certificate.
Clear, copy of state driver's license
Official copy of current driver's history from the licensing state.
Required fee(s).
EMT/Paramedic Certification or Re-certification: Completed Application for Mississippi EMS Certification form (OEPR-AP07)
Copy of National Registry of EMTs Certification.
Original, signed Jurisdictional Medical Control Agreement.
Reciprocity agreement from home state, if applicable.
Required fee(s).
Medical First Responder Certification or Re-Certification: Completed Application for Mississippi EMS Certification form (OEPR-AP07)
Copy of National Registry of EMTs Certification.
Original, signed Jurisdictional Medical Control Agreement.
Reciprocity agreement from home state, if applicable.
Required fee(s).
Critical Care Paramedic Certification: Completed Application for Mississippi EMS Certification form (OEPR-AP07)
Copy current Mississippi Paramedic Certification.
Copy of certification of BEMS approved Critical Care Paramedic Training Program.
Copy of Associate Degree from regionally accredited college/university.
Copy of Current certification (FP-C or CCP-C);
Original, signed Jurisdictional Medical Control Agreement.
Required fee(s).
Critical Care Paramedic Re-Certification: Completed Application for Mississippi EMS Certification form (OEPR-AP07)
Copy of Mississippi Paramedic Certification.
Copy of Current certification (FP-C or CCP-C);
Original, signed Jurisdictional Medical Control Agreement.
Copy of American Heart Association's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification.
Copy of Certification of 48 BEMS Approved Critical Care Continuing Education Hours.
Copy of Certification of BEMS Approved 24-hour Critical Care Bi-Annual Refresher.
Required Fee(s).
  • It is recommended to begin the recertification process three to four months prior to your expiration date. (i.e. December prior to expiration year)
  • Submit the application and fee to the address on the application.
  • Application processing takes approximately four to six weeks. If your application is incomplete, your renewal may be return or delayed.

Fines and Payments

  • All applications shall be submitted with appropriate fees (see table below) and any additional fines or fees are required.
  • Fees may be paid by cash, business check or money order. Credit cards, personal checks and ATM cards are not accepted.
  • A Provider Reinstatement Fee of $40.00 shall be applied –in addition to all other applicable certification costs – to those EMS personnel recertifying with a lapsed or suspended Mississippi Certification.

Mississippi EMS fees are established to maintain or increase funding for the licensing, certifying, investigating, monitoring and conducting other required activities to ensure public health and safety for Mississippians needing emergency medical services. The fees calculated do not exceed the estimated cost to the Agency for performing licensing, certification and other regulatory duties.

Each application for an emergency medical technician certificate shall be accompanied by a certificate fee. Beginning April 1, 2017, the fee schedule for Certification will be amended as follows:

Certification Level Certification Cost Certification Cost
4/1/17
Re-Certification Cost Re-Certification Cost
4/1/17
EMS Driver $35.00 $40.00 $35.00 $40.00
EMT -Driver (8 Year) $70.00 $80.00 $70.00 $80.00
EMT - Basic / EMT $35.00 $40.00 $35.00 $40.00
EMT - Paramedic / Paramedic $35.00 $40.00 $35.00 $40.00
Emergency Medical First Responder $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
New Critical Care Paramedic $60.00 $69.00 $60.00 $69.00
EMS Driver History NA $15.00 NA $15.00
Provider Certification Reciprocity NA $25.00 NA $25.00

Fees may be paid by cash, business check or money order. Credit cards, personal checks and ATM cards are not accepted.

* A Provider Reinstatement Fee of $40.00 shall be applied – in addition to all other applicable certification costs – to those EMS personnel recertifying with a lapsed or suspended Mississippi Certification.

Last reviewed on Jan 23, 2017

Related resources

Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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