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Detailed Information for: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic
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Updated: 1/7/2015
Description: A person who has received formal training in prehospital and emergency care, and is licensed to attend any person who is ill or injured or who has a disability. Police officers, firefighters, funeral home employees and other persons serving in a dual capacity one of which meets the definition of "emergency medical services provider" are "emergency medical services providers" within the meaning of ORS 682.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: ORS 682
OAR 333-265
Duration: 2 years, initial license must not exceed 30 months
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $300 application and same-day practical examination fee, Practical re-examination fee $100.
Provisional Licensure fee of $350.
OAR 333-265-0030
Responsible Agency: Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems
Fee Exemptions: No exemptions.
Examination Information: Successfully complete the National Registry of EMT's cognitive and practical examinations.
OAR 333-265
Continuing Ed Requirements: Complete 48 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1, incorporated by reference.
Bonding Requirements: N/A
Insurance Requirements: N/A
Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years of age, submit proof that the applicant received a high school diploma or equivalent or a degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Application Form: Initial Exam Application.
Renewals: Shall be valid until June 30 of each odd-numbered year, unless sooner revoked or suspended. The initial licensing period may not exceed 30 months. 
Duplicate: Written request in a form required by OHA-EMS with a $25 non-refundable fee.
Duplicate License Application
Service Links:  EMS Licensing and Training
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Completed application, non-refundable fee, submit proof of successfully completing an approved course, submit proof of passing the required cognitive and practical examinations, consent to a criminal background check, meet all requirements for that level as established in OAR 333-265-0000 through 333-265-0023; Demonstrate proof of current National Registry certification, and make application within 24 months from the date that their training program was completed, unless an applicant has been on active duty in the military within the last four years and in that case, the application may be submitted more than 24 months from the date the training program was completed.
Additional Information: A license will be issued within three (3) weeks of successful examination.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems
E-mail Address: jennifer.c.clausen@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0520
Mail Address: 800 NE Oregon Street
Suite 465
Portland, OR 97232
Website Information: http://public.health.oregon.gov/ProviderPartnerResources/EMSTraumaSystems/Pages/index.aspx

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