Emergency Medical Services Licensing

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​​​​​​​​​​The State of Nebraska licenses all levels of Emergency Care Providers, Basic and Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services, EMS Instructors, and Basic and Advanced Training Agencies. 

Emergency Care Provider Licensing

The State of Nebraska requires all Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics to be licensed.

Individuals who are licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate may renew and reinstate only. 

Applications and supporting documents may be sent scanned and sent electronically to email address listed on the application.  Application may be completed and signed electronically.  

Initial, Reinstatement, and Temporary Licensing Application:

Emergency Care Provider

The fee for reinstatement of a license is $35.00.

Military Spouse Temporary Credential:  If you have an active credential in another state and you are a military spouse, you may be issued a temporary credential pending completion of the permanent credential requirements. A temporary credential specifically for military spouses is available under Neb. Rev. Stat. §38-129.01 and is issued for a period not to exceed 1 year. Review the requirements in both the initial and temporary license application to determine which process is right for you. 

Emergency Care Provider Renewal Information

License Type
Renewal DateRequired CE Hours
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)12/31 even years8
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)12/31 odd years20
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)12/31 even years25
Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate (EMT-I)12/31 even years30
Paramedic12/31 even years30

CE hours must meet the standards of the national component of the National Continuing Competency Program's continued competency requirements or be Nationally Registered at the license level you are renewing.  Refer to Title 172 NAC 11 Section 007 to see all continuing competency requirements for providers.

National Continuing Competency Requirements

Total Statewide EMS Providers, Services, Training Agencies and Instructors


Licensure Level

Number of Licensed Providers

(Updated 9/11/2020)

Emergency Medical Responder
396
Emergency Medical Technician
4,933
Advanced EMT
28
Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate
52
Paramedic
1,601
​               Total EMS Providers
​7,010
Basic Emergency Medical Service
319
Advanced Emergency Medical Service
108
​               Total EMS Services
​427
EMS Training Agency (Total)
20
Emergency Medical Service Instructors (Total)
282

EMS Service Licensing & Inspection

The State of Nebraska licenses Emergency Medical Services as Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support. Services can apply for either a transport or a non-transport license. 

Applications and supporting documents may be sent scanned and sent electronically to email address listed on the application.  Application may be completed and signed electronically.  

Initial Licensing Application:

Emergency Medical ​Service Application

For services with multiple sites, you will be asked to complete the Multiple Site Form.

Renewal Information:

EMS Services must meet the requirements in Title 172 NAC 12 for renewal.

Inspections: 

EMS Services will be inspected at least once on a triennial basis.  Your Regional EMS Specialist will be contacting your service when it is due for inspection.  Please feel free to contact your Regional EMS Specialist if you have questions.  

The Office of Emergency Health Systems is providing the following Guidance Document to assist you in preparing for your inspection.  Additional documents can be found below to assist you with your inspection.

2020 On-Site EMS Service Inspection List

EMS Instructor & Training Agency Licensing

Applications and supporting documents may be sent scanned and sent electronically to email address listed on the application.  Application may be completed and signed electronically.  

Initial Application for EMS Training Agencies :  

EMS Training Agency ​

Initial, Reinstatement, and Reinstatement from Disciplinary Action EMS Instructor Licensing Application:

EMS Instructor

The fee for reinstatement of a license is $35.00.

EMS Instructor Renewal Information:

License TypeRenewal DateRequired CE Hours
EMS Instructor12/31 Even Years
8 CE and 12 hours teaching

CE hours are only one of the continuing competency items needed to renew your license.  Refer to Title 172 NAC 11 Section​ 14​ to see all continuing competency requirements for instructors.​​

Applications and supporting documents may be sent scanned and sent electronically to email address listed on the application.  Application may be completed and signed electronically.

License Certification and Verification Requests

License verification requests may be done through the Licensure Lookup System.

License certification requests  may be sent directly to another state licensing agency, send a written request to the address below and include:

  • Your full name as it appears on your license;
  • Your profession;
  • The address to send the certification to; and,
  • The proper fee – check or money order made payable to DHHS EMS Licensing.

Certification Fee - $25.00 

Certification includes:

  • Name;
  • Profession;
  • License number;
  • Issuance date;
  • Expiration date;
  • Whether the license was granted by examination, waiver, or reciprocity;
  • Examination information, if available;
  • Any disciplinary action taken against the license with the type(s) and date(s) of the action if applicable; and
  • SEAL of the State of Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.
  
  
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Laura Huggins
EMS Health Licensing Specialist, Office of Emergency Health Systems
Phone Number
(402) 471-0371
Fax Number
(402) 742-2322
Mailing Address

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 95026

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026