In Connecticut, EMTs holding current certification in another state may be receive Connecticut certification on the basis of endorsement.  Before applying for certification, please familiarize yourself with the general certification policies.  To be eligible for an EMT certification by endorsement of a current out-of-state certification, an applicant must be at least sixteen (16) years old and meet one of the following requirements:
  • Hold current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) or by a state or territory maintaining certification requirements equal to or higher than those of this state, or;
  • Hold current, valid license/certification in good standing as an EMT in one of the following states:
      • Maine
      • Massachusetts
      • New Hampshire
      • New Jersey
      • New York
      • Rhode Island
      • Vermont
NOTE:  EMT applicants holding a current certification issued by a state or territory of the United States that does not require successful completion of the NREMT examination (except as indicated above) must meet the Connecticut requirements for certification by examination.
Documentation Requirements:
In order to be eligible for an EMT certification by endorsement of a current out-of-state certification, an applicant shall arrange for the submission of the following documentation directly from the source:
  • A completed application for EMT certification on the Connecticut e-License website.   
  • Official verification of current or expired EMT certification or licensure in another state(s) or territory.  This form must be sent by the applicant (after filling out section 1) to the state they are currently certified/licensed in for official verification of licensure/certification.  Once the verifying agency has completed the form, it is to be sent directly to this office from the verifying state‚Äôs Licensing/Certification entity.  The verifying state or territory must also provide their current license/certification requirements.  Please note: some jurisdictions may charge a fee for completion of the verification form; contact the jurisdiction for fee information.  Contact information for states and territories can be found on the NREMT website
Upon receipt and review of all application materials, this office will determine your eligibility under this route.  Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements may be required to take the psychomotor and cognitive examinations approved by the Department.  Please visit the OEMS examination page for examination information and documentation requirements.
All supporting documentation should be sent from the primary source via any of the following:
via fax:  860.920.3142 
via mail:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 EMS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-7975