If your EMS personnel license expires March 31, 2014 please submit your renewal application as soon as possible. You can check the status of your application: Received Applications
You may mail, fax, email or bring in your application in person.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider. Licensure by the Idaho EMS Bureau is required for you to perform patient care in Idaho. The following steps will help you with the licensing process.
Step 1: Successfully complete your EMS Course.
Step 2: Pass the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) computer based written examination and the practical examination. Successful completion of these examinations is required to apply for an Idaho EMS license.
All candidates must register online with NREMT: NREMT Website Instructions for candidate registration for the computer based written examination at a Pearson VUE Test Center: Student Instructions for NREMT EdNet Registration. Pearson VUE Centers are located in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and Spokane, Washington. Pearson VUE Centers are secure testing locations and might be a little intimidating. This video will help explain-What to expect in a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center.
The practical examination is a separate event from the written. Instructions for candidate registration: Practical Exam Brochure. All practical examinations require pre-registration with a Candidate Practical Examination Application. This must be done in advance to guarantee a spot in the exam. Some host sites charge a fee for the practical examination. It is the candidates’ responsibility to arrange for fee payment with the host site. The practical exam schedule is posted on the Education webpage and updated weekly.
Step 3: Submit to and pass a Criminal History Check by the Department of Health and Welfare. Use Employer ID# 1350. You can access their website at: https://chu.dhw.idaho.gov
Step 4: Secure affiliation with an Idaho licensed EMS agency.
Step 5: Complete an Initial Application located above.
If you have taken a refesher course, either a state approved refresher with a course number or with a certificate from your instructor, you may use this form.
Please do NOT send in any extra paperwork other than what is requested. Renewal with this form only requires proof of completion certificates for refresher courses. It is advisable for providers to have their certificates and proof of completions in case there are any questions or if the Bureau requests an audit, but they are not required to be submitted for license renewal. The additional paperwork really slows down the processing time of the applications.
If you have NOT taken a refresher course, or your license effective date is on or after July 1st, 2011, you must use these forms.
Please do NOT send in any extra paperwork other than what is requested. All continuing education is self-declared. Please do not include certificates or rosters, etc. It is advisable for providers to have their certificates and proof of completions in case there are any questions or if the Bureau requests an audit, but they are not required to be submitted for license renewal. The additional paperwork really slows down the processing time of the applications.
Useful tools to help you fill out the new rule renewal form:
Rule 16.02.03-effective July 2009 to June 2011
Chain of Custody
Shorten License Cycle
Skills Verification Designee Form