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Emergency Medical Responder

Obtain EMR Kentucky Licensure By Qualifying for One of the Following:

1) Military Reciprocity

Pursuant to 202 KAR 7:201

Applicants who are certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as a NREMT-Emergency Medical Responder or any member of the United States Armed Forces, or veteran who has transitioned within the past six (6) years from the United States Armed Forces, and has been registered by the National  Registry as a NREMT- Emergency Medical Responder or EMT may count their experience towards Kentucky  Licensure.

 

  • Provide Your DD214s or Joint Service Transcripts:

    • Proof of completing a board approved United States Armed Forces medical training course which included NREMR-EMR certification. (see Complete application requirements below)

 

 

Application fee: $10

+ Licensure fee:  $15

+ Reciprocity fee: $125

TOTAL: $150.00

2) Contiguous State Reciprocity

Pursuant to 202 KAR 7:201

Applicants who are certified in a contiguous state to the Commonwealth of Kentucky or by the NREMT as an Emergency Medical Responder must submit these items:

  • Proof of NREMT – Emergency Medical Responder Certification

    • Copy of NREMT – EMR certification card or certificate OR

    • Proof of current, unrestricted, Emergency Medical Responder certification in a contiguous state to the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia) 

    • EMT certification. (see Complete application requirements below)

  • Pay fee required for certification pursuant to 202 KAR 7:030

 

Application fee: $10

 

+ Licensure fee:  $15

 

+ Reciprocity fee: $125

TOTAL: $150.00

 

3) Licensure Re-Instatement

Pursuant to 202 KAR 7:201

Applicants who were previously licensed EMR within the State of Kentucky must apply for reinstatement, with submission of these items:

  • Proof of previous KY EMR certification.

 

  • Copy of KBEMS EMR certification card, certificate, or official letter from KBEMS verifying previous EMR license.

 

 

  • Copy of 16-hour NREMT EMR NCCP course completion certificate and details of CE recorded on KBEMS-E-48 Reinstatement Continuing Education Record.

 

 

Application fee: $10

 

+ Licensure fee: $15

 

+ Reinstatement fee: $150

 

+ Late fee: $50

TOTAL: $225.00

 

4) New EMRs

 

Applicants who do not meet standards #1-#3 can still be an EMR!

 

Become certified with 3 college credits!

  • 3 month KCTCS EMR Program: Learn More About the Program

    • [Military] Credit may be awarded to currently practicing paramedics towards the Associate in Applied Science Degree. 

 

  • Programs offered at the following KCTCS locations:

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Gateway Community and Technical College

Hazard Community and Technical College

Hopkinsville Community College

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Madisonville Community College

Owensboro Community and Technical College

Somerset Community College

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

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Meet the Standards via Pathway #1-#4?

 

  • Complete an EMR certification application through your KEMSIS account.

    • Follow these easy steps to apply for a National Registry exam:

    • Create your account/log in to your profile.

    • Create an application - Select the EMR level. Verify your personal information and make any necessary changes. Then, follow the prompts through the application process.

    • Pay the application fee of $85.00 (US funds). The application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable. This fee is charged for each attempt of the cognitive examination.

    • Email your current state EMR license/certification and proof of education to support@nremt.org. Please include your application confirmation ID number.

    • Monitor the progress of your application from your “Certification Application Status” in case additional actions are needed. Once the National Registry approves your application and your status is “Ready to Test,” you can view your ATT letter and contact Pearson Vue to schedule your exam.

Per202 KAR 7:401  Paramedic Applicants must also submit proof of compliance for the following items if requested:

 

Is at least sixteen (16) years of age;

 

Holds a high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma, or home school diploma;

 

Holds current unrestricted certification as an Emergency Medical Responder

or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in Kentucky or holds current unrestricted certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as an Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (see board for details pertaining to reciprocity);

 

Is not currently subject to disciplinary action pursuant to KRS 311A.050 and KRS 311A.090 that would prevent licensure;

 

Meets all additional requirements established by the EMS Training and Educational Institution (EMS-TEI).

 

Application fee: $10; Licensure fee:  $15

 

Undergo a background check pursuant to KRS 311A.050 and 311A.100. Background check MUST be less than 6 months old at the time of application.

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New Applicants:

CastleBranch is the only approved vendor by the board for any applicant not currently certified or licensed as an EMS provider by KBEMS.

Currently Certified:

If you are currently a KBEMS certified or licensed EMS provider, you can submit a background check through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

Up to date (CEU) requirements: 202 KAR 7:601

Please contact KBEMS legal at kbemslegal@kctcs.edu if you have any legal questions concerning your eligibility for Paramedic license.

Kentucky Board of EMS

2464 Fortune Drive, Suite 195, Lexington, Kentucky 40509

(859) 256-3565

Contact KBEMS Legal at kbemslegal@kctcs.edu if you have any legal questions concerning your eligibility for AEMT license.

For your convenience, you can access the steps below via a PDF

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