Emergency Medical Services Licensing

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​​The State of Nebraska currently licenses all Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediates (EMT-I), Paramedics, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), EMS Instructors and EMS Training Agencies and Distributive Learning Organizations

EMR, EMT, AEMT, EMT-I and Paramedic Licensing

The State of Nebraska requires all Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics to be licensed as an Out-Of-Hospital Emergency Care Provider.  Individuals who are licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate may renew and reinstate only. 

Applications may be completed online; however, they must be printed, signed and mailed to the Department for processing along with the required supporting documents.

Initial Licensing Application:

Emergency Care Provider

Tempoary Licensing Application:

Temporary Emergency Care Provider

Reinstatement Application:

Emergency Care Provider

The fee for reinstatement of a license is $35.00.

Renewal Information:

​License Type​Renewal Date​Required CE Hours
​Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)​12/31 even years​14
​Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)​12/31 odd years​20
​Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)​12/31 even years​26
​Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate (EMT-I)​12/31 even years​30
​Paramedic​12/31 even years

​40

CE hours are only one of the continuing competency items needed to renew your license.  Refer to Title 172 NAC 11-007 to see all continuing competency requirements for providers.

EMS Service Licensing

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 may be completed online; however, they must be printed, signed and mailed to the Department for processing along with the required supporting documents.

Initial Licensing Application:

Emergency Medical ​Service Application

Renewal Information:

For EMS Service renewal information Refer to Title 172 NAC 12-004 and 12-007 for service renewal requirements.

EMS Training Agencies and Instructors Licensing:

The State of Nebraska licenses Emergency Medical Service Instructors, Training Agencies and Distributive Learning Organizations. 

Applications may be completed online; however, they must be printed, signed and mailed to the Department for processing along with the required supporting documents.

Initial EMS Instructor Licensing Application:

EMS Instructor

Reinstatement Application for EMS Instructors:

EMS Instructor Reinstatement

The fee for reinstatement of a license is $35.00.

EMS Instructor Renewal Information:

​License Type​Renewal Date​Required CE Hours
​EMS Instructor​12/31 Even Years​12

CE hours are only one of the continuing competency items needed to renew your license.  Refer to Title 172 NAC 13-012 to see all continuing competency requirements for instructors.

Initial Application for EMS Training Agencies and Distributive Learning Organizations:

EMS Training Agency

EMS Distributive Learning Organization

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board:

The Nebraska Board of Emergency Medical Services is comprised of 17 individuals that are appointed by the Governor to serve five-year terms and can be reappointed when their term expires.  Members include representatives of each licensure classification of out-of-hospital emergency medical care providers, physician medical directors from each congressional district, training agencies, basic life support and advanced life support services, licensed nurses and the public. 

The Board advises the Department of Health and Human Services on all issues related to the regulation of emergency medical services.  The meetings are open to the public with the exception of investigational and other confidential matters.  Agendas for these meetings are posted at least 10 days prior.

EMS Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Archived EMS Board Meeting Minutes

EMS Board Membership and Responsibilities

EMS Board Vacancies and Requirements

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