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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider
License Description

Emergency Medical Services Providers at the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) level and higher administer emergency medical treatment and transport sick or injured persons to medical facilities, working as a member of a licensed emergency medical team. Licensed providers assist in removal of victims from the scenes of accidents, determine the nature and extent of illness or injury and establish priorities for emergency treatment. They also administer first aid such as the application of splints, treatment of wounds, administration of artificial resuscitation, giving initial care to poison and burn victims, and assisting in childbirth. If injury or illness requires a higher level of intervetion, they contact hospital personnel by radio for medical direction. Helicopters can be requested to transport critically ill or injured patients to a trauma center.

Legislation: NH RSA 153-A; Administrative Rules Chapter Saf-C 5900:

Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must complete a criminal background check
  • Applicant must be affiliated with a licensed New Hampshire EMS unit
  • Training programs which will qualify applicant for certification and licensing:
    • Emergency Medical Responder
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
    • Paramedic

Examination: New Hampshire EMS practical examination and National Registry of EMT (NREMT) computer-adaptive testing is required for certification

Continuing Education: Biennial requirements (once certified) must equal 72 hours as per National Registry policy for each of the following levels:

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic


  • Commercial EMS Units license: $100
  • Ambulance Vehicle – For Profit (per vehicle): $20
  • Ambulance Service – Not For Profit: no fee
  • Renewal Fee for Paid Service Providers (individual license): no fee
  • Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Providers (individual license): no fee

Reciprocity: Not permitted – must be nationally registered

revised Jan 2018

Licensing Agency
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services
New Hampshire Department
33 Hazen Drive
Concord , NH 0330
(603) 223 4200
Active Status
Continuing Education
Continuing education required
Criminal Record
Background check required
Specific course required
State exam required
License Type
Stand-alone license
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