EMS License Retirement

Retirement of a license is a voluntary process and allows those with a current medic and/or instructor license to transition the respective license to a "Retired" status instead of allowing the license to "Lapse" after the expiration date. Retiring a medic or instructor license is essentially the same thing as surrendering a license. A medic or instructor license in "Retired" status means that the previous license holder is no longer permitted to hold themselves out as a medic or EMS Instructor or Instructor/Coordinator in the state of Georgia, respectively.

  • Medic (EMT, EMT-Intermediate, AEMT, Cardiac Technician, Paramedic) license retirement

    Eligibility:

    • Currently licensed as medic in good standing (no pending or recent investigations or adverse actions)
    • A minimum of 15 years of continuous (uninterrupted) licensure as a medic (at any level) in the state of Georgia prior to the application date
      • Time licensed in other states does NOT count towards the 15 years
      • Uninterrupted also means that the license would not have lapsed at any point (no late renewals)

    Steps:

    • Complete the Retirement Affidavit (see below)
    • Login to LMS (www.mygemsis.org/lms) and click on Applications, then on My Applications
    • Look for the Medic Retirement application, and click Apply Now
    • Follow the instructions on the application, and be sure to upload your completed affidavit.
    • NOTE: If you are also licensed as an EMS Instructor or EMS Instructor/Coordinator, OEMS will also set that license to retired as well - you do not need to submit a separate Instructor Retirement Application. If you are not eligible for retirement of your Instructor or Instructor/Coordinator license, it will be set to surrendered.
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  • EMS Instructor and Instructor/Coordinator license retirement

    Eligibility:

    • Currently licensed as an EMS Instructor or EMS Instructor/Coordinator in good standing (no pending or recent investigations or adverse actions)
    • A minimum of 15 years of continuous (uninterrupted) licensure as an EMS Instructor or EMS Instructor/Coordinator (at any level) in the state of Georgia prior to the application date
      • Time licensed in other states does NOT count towards the 15 years

    Steps:

    • Complete the Retirement Affidavit (see below)
    • Login to LMS (www.mygemsis.org/lms) and click on Applications, then on My Applications
    • Look for the Instructor and Instructor/Coordinator Retirement application, and click Apply Now
    • Follow the instructions on the application, and be sure to upload your completed affidavit.
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  • Retirement Affidavit (Needed for Medic and/or Instructor Retirement)

    Download this pdf file. Please download this affidavit .

    NOTES:

    • You will need to print this and sign this in wet ink (no electronic signatures) in front of a notary public.
    • The notary seal must be present along with the notary commission expiration date.
    • The notary seal must be clearly legible when scanned - keep in mind that notary stamps that use embossing often do not scan well.
    • You will need to upload the signed/notarized document on the next tab.
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