Mississippi State Department of Health

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) offers information to all levels of Emergency Medical Services Personnel to help them find the most current education available in order to promote efficiency in pre-hospital care throughout Mississippi.

According to the 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model, core to the practice of licensed health professionals is compliance with four domains intended to serve the legal and ethical obligation to ensure the public is protected from unqualified individuals.

An individual may only perform a skill or role for which that person is:

Testing for emergency medical service personnel is obtainable in Mississippi for your convenience and to assure quality care for the citizens of Mississippi. Locations, requirements and applications for training and testing are available at the BEMS office and online.

Emergency medical services personnel (Paramedic, EMT, Medical First Responders, and EMS Drivers) certifications and recertifications are easily acquired by a visit to the BEMS office or by calling 601-576-7380.

Certification Level Certification Cost Re-Certification Cost
EMS Driver (4 year) and you bring Driver's Hx $40.00 $40.00
EMS Driver (4 year) and BEMS runs Driver's Hx $55.00 $55.00
EMS Driver (8 year) and you bring Driver's Hx $80.00 $70.00
EMS Driver (8 year) and BEMS runs Driver's Hx $95.00 $95.00
EMT $40.00 $40.00
Advanced EMT $40.00 $40.00
Paramedic $40.00 $40.00
Paramedic Critical Care $69.00 $69.00
Emergency Medical First Responder $10.00 $10.00
Reciprocity (if we fill out form for certification in another state) $25.00 $25.00
EMS Patch $2.00  
EMT Bar $1.00  

Mississippi NCCP Course Material

Links referenced
Alphabet Course Breakdown    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/6818.pdf
Content by Day    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/6817.pdf
Hour Breakdown    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/6816.pdf
MS EMS Refresher Daily Objectives    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/6815.pdf
Paramedic Recertification    https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/paramedic-recert
EMT Recertification    https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/emt-recert

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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