Georgia OEMS COVID-19 Workforce Options for EMS Personnel

The Georgia Office of EMS has multiple options for entering the EMS workforce during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Based on your current circumstances, you may be eligible for one or more EMS license types.

Please review the following to see which option fits your current circumstances the best.

  • Currently Nationally Registered at the EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic level

    Available Georgia License Option(s):

    • Traditional GA EMS License
    • What it is:
      • An EMS personnel license at the EMT-R, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic level.
    • Who is eligible for it:
      • Persons who are currently National Registered with full certification at the EMR, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic level.
      • Paramedic applicants who are coming from the military may also have current USSOCOM Advanced Tactical Paramedic certification.
    • What are the restrictions on it:
      • No restrictions.
    • Notes:
      • The licenses will expire the same year as your National Registry expiration date.
      • You will need a background check, CPR card, ACLS card (for Paramedics), and a residency verification form.
    • How to Apply:
  • Never licensed in Georgia, not Nationally Registered, Have an Expired Out of State EMS License

    There is no license that you are eligible for since you are not Nationally Registered or you have an expired out-of-state license. 

  • Graduated an EMS Program but not certified with NREMT as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic

    If you have not passed your NREMT Cognitive and Psychomotor Exam, there is no available option for you to function as a licensed EMS professional in Georgia. If you have a license from an EMS Compact state, please see the information above. 



  • Not completed an initial education program at the EMR, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic Level

    You will need to complete an initial education program and take the National Registry exam in order to obtain a license as an EMS professional in Georgia.