Before applying for certification, please familiarize yourself with the general certification policies.  


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 Opens in a new window Opens in a new window of the OEMS website.

Documentation requirements

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).