Mississippi State Department of Health

EMS Certification and Training


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.

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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 ensure quality care for the citizens of Mississippi. Locations, requirements and applications for training and testing are available at the BEMS office and online.

Certifications and recertifications for emergency medical services personnel (Paramedic, EMT, Medical First Responders, and EMS Drivers) 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 $80.00
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  

EMS Licensing Portal

Training and Reciprocity

Mississippi NCCP Course Material

Links referenced on this page
Certification portal    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/47,23977,307.html ok
Apply for a license or renew a current license    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/47,23977,307.html ok
Calendar of EMT, Paramedic and First Responder Training    http://msdh.ms.gov/calendars/ems.html not found (check this link)
Mississippi Paramedic Training Programs    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/19644.pdf
Out of State Reciprocity Verification Form    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/7370.pdf
Alphabet Course Breakdown    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/6818.pdf
Content by Day    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/6817.pdf
Hour Breakdown    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/6816.pdf
MS EMS Refresher Daily Objectives    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/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

Resources referenced
Mississippi Paramedic Training Programs    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/19644.pdf ok
Out of State Reciprocity Verification Form    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/7370.pdf ok
Alphabet Course Breakdown    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/6818.pdf ok
Content by Day    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/6817.pdf ok
Hour Breakdown    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/6816.pdf ok
MS EMS Refresher Daily Objectives    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/6815.pdf ok

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

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