Emergency Medical Services Licensing

Community and Rural Health Planning
Public Health

What would you like to do?

Apply for an EMS Provider License

Apply for an Initial, Reinstatement, or Temporary EMR, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic License including Military Spouse Temporary License

Apply for an EMS Service License

Apply for a Basic or Advanced Emergency Medical Service

Apply for an EMS Training Agency License

Apply for a Basic or Advanced EMS Training Agency

Apply for an EMS Instructor License

Apply for Initial or Reinstatement EMS Instructor License

What you need to know


EMT Renewal is now open!

EMT renewals are now open and can be renewed online here!  
Renewals must be completed no later than March 31, 2024​

The State of Nebraska licenses all​ Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, Paramedic, Basic and Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services, EMS Instructors, and Basic and Advanced Training Agencies

Applications and supporting documents are preferred to be completed, signed, and sent electronically to the email address listed on the application.  Please follow all directions to ensure there or no delays in processing your application. 

Note:  There is a $35.00 fee for all Reinstatement Applications.

What would you like to do?

Apply for EMR, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic License

Initial, Reinstatement, or Temporary Application, includes Military Spouse Temporary License

Apply for EMS Instructor License

Initial and Reinstatement Application for Emergency Medical Service Instructors

Apply for EMS Training Agency License

Application for a Basic or Advanced Emergency Medical Service Training Agency

Apply for Emergency Medical Service License

Application for a Basic or Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Service

Complete EMS Service Multiple Site form

EMS Services that have more than one station location are required to complete the Multiple Site Form

View EMS Service Inspection Guidance Document Form

View the EMS Inspection Guidance Document to assist in passing your inspection

​​​What you need to know​​!​​​​​​

Military Spouse Temporary Credential

Military Sp​ouse​​​​ 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. 

To apply for this temporary credential, you need to be a resident of Nebraska and submit the following: 

  • ​Emergency Care Provider application
  • A copy of your military dependent identification card identifying you as the spouse of an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces
  • A copy of your spouse's military orders reflecting an active-duty assignment in Nebraska
  • A copy of your credential from another state or jurisdiction
  • A copy of the statutes, rules, and regulations governing your credential which indicate standards that are similar to Nebraska's licensing requirements.

Emergency Care Provider Renewal Information

License Type
Renewal DateRequired CE Hours
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)3/31 odd years8
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)3/31 even years20
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)3/31 odd years25
Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate (EMT-I)3/31 odd years30
Paramedic3/31 odd 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 10/5/2023)

Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced EMT
Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate
​               Total EMS Providers
Basic Emergency Medical Service
Advanced Emergency Medical Service
​               Total EMS Services
EMS Training Agency (Total)
Emergency Medical Service Instructors (Total)

EMS Service License Renewal and Inspection Information

Renewal Information:

EMS Services must meet the requirements in Title 172 NAC​ 12 for renewal.  EMS Services expire March 31 of every odd year. 


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.

Current On-Site EMS Service Inspection List

EMS Instructor Renewal Information

EMS Instructor Renewal Information:

License TypeRenewal DateRequired CE Hours
EMS Instructor3/31 Odd 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.​​

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 Requests 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.

Please mail your certification request with the above-requested information and fee to the address below.
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Contact Us 
EMS ​​Licensing Specialist, Office of Emergency Health Systems
Phone Number
(402) 471-0371
​Fax Number
(402) 742-2322
Mailing Address
Office of Emergency Health Systems
Attn: EMS Licensing
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026