DPH: EMR certification by Examination

EMR certification by Examination


Before applying for certification, please familiarize yourself with the general certification policies. Examination applicants need to first create an account on the Connecticut eLicense website and choosing "register" in the upper right corner of the page.  A pdf document with step-by-step instructions can be downloaded by clicking here.

An EMR applicant must be at least fourteen (14) years old and meet one of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Department-approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training program in Connecticut with a minimum of 60 hours (including written and practical examinations), or;
  • Hold a current Connecticut certification/licensure as an EMT, AEMT or paramedic, and passage of the final examination required of an EMR initial training program.  Please note: EMRs must contact either the instructor of the EMR course or, if not trained in Connecticut, their OEMS Regional Coordinator to obtain examination information.  Contact information for the Regional Coordinators can be found on the About OEMS page of the OEMS website.

Documentation Requirements:                                                                             

  • A completed online registration on the Connecticut eLicense website for EMR certification.
  • An EMR Training Program Completion Form, which is submitted directly to the Department by your instructor.
  • If under 18 years of age, a completed Parental Consent Form.
  • If applicable, a completed Verification of EMS Certification/Licensure Form  from all states in which the applicant is or has ever been certified, current or expired forwarded to this office from the appropriate authority in any U.S. State or territory in which the applicant is or has ever been certified as a EMS provider.  Most jurisdictions charge a fee for verification.  Be sure to contact the jurisdiction for fee information.
An important note on certification issue dates:  The issue date of a new or reinstated (due to expiration) certification is based on the day the course was completed.  They are valid for a period not to exceed three years, and expire on the first calendar day of the quarter following the issue date (January 1st, April 1st, July 31st, October 1st).  Example: a certification issued on January 23rd, 2017 would have an expiration date of April 1st, 2020.

All supporting documentation should be sent from the primary source (state, territory, instructor).

Send via email, fax or regular mail to:
Firm: Department of Public Health
Email: dph.licensing@ct.gov
Address: 410 Capitol Av., MS#12EMS
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134
— This is 2 miles from you (06106).
Fax: 860.920.3142

Content Last Modified on 8/17/2017 9:59:14 AM