EMS Personnel Licensure

All applicants are required to use the Georgia EMS License Management System (LMS) to apply for licensure as an EMS provider. The Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma uses an online platform to process all initial and renewal medic and instructor license applications. Paper applications are NOT accepted. For more information on LMS, including how to create an account or access your existing account, click HERE.


Click  Download this pdf file.HERE to download a single-page document that explains the process to get an initial medic license in Georgia (detailed steps below).


How to Apply for an EMS Personnel License at the EMT, AEMT or Paramedic Level



Steps to apply for EMS Licensure
  • Step 1: Complete Fingerprint Background Check Applicant Registration

    All applicants MUST use the Georgia Applicant Processing Service (GAPS) for the submission of your fingerprint-based criminal history records check. The department does not accept criminal history reports from the applicant or other sources. To register and pay for your fingerprint background check, please follow these instructions:

    NOTE: 

    • You cannot proceed to fingerprinting until the Office of EMS and Trauma has approved your GAPS registration.
    • The Office of EMS and Trauma will not approve your GAPS registration until you have submitted AND paid for your EMS license application fee on the Georgia OEMS License Management System (www.mygemsis.org/lms) (see steps below)
    • An email notification will be sent from the GAPS system once the Office of EMS and Trauma approves of your GAPS registration.
    • Applicant Registrations on the GAPS site are only good for 90 days. If you have not submitted an EMS Personnel license application to the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma within that time, you will need to complete the GAPS applicant registration again.
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  • Step 2: General Requirements for ALL Traditional/Provisional EMS license applications (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic)

    All applicants are required to use the Georgia EMS License Management System (LMS) to apply for licensure as an EMS provider. The Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma uses an online platform to process all initial and renewal medic and instructor license applications. Paper applications are NOT accepted. For more information on LMS, including how to create an account or access your existing account, click HERE.

    Applicants for traditional/provisional licensure must submit the following through LMS:

    1. A true scanned copy (front and back) of a current – signed CPR card (see  Download this pdf file.this document  for acceptable cards)
    2. A true scanned notarized Verification of Lawful U.S. Residency form. Click  Download this pdf file.HERE  for a blank copy of the document.
    3. A true scanned copy of the verifiable document that was shown to the Notary Public for U.S. Residency (e.g. Driver's License or Passport). Click  Download this pdf file.HERE  for a list of acceptable documents.
    4. An application fee of $75.00. We accept credit/debit cards (fastest) or Money Orders, and Business/Cashier's Checks ONLY. Cash and Personal Checks are NOT accepted.
      1. NOTE: An additional fee of $2.75 will be applied to credit/debit card transactions.
      2. If paying by Money Order or Business/Cashier's Check, your payment must be submitted with a completed  Download this pdf file.Medic Payment Form .
    5. A completed background check (see requirements above)
    6. Additional requirements based on the license application level (click on the appropriate link below)

    Applicants currently/previously licensed as a healthcare provider:

    • If you are currently (or have ever been) licensed as any type of healthcare provider in any U.S. State or Territory, you must complete the  Download this pdf file.Out-of-State Verification Form  for each license held in each state/territory.
      • You must complete the top portion of the form and provide it to the appropriate licensing authority.
      • The validation will be sent directly from the other licensing agency to the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma.
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  • EMT Step 3: Additional Requirements for EMT Traditional/Provisional Licensure

    In addition to the general requirements listed above, EMT applicants must complete the appropriate application in LMS:

    Current Certification by NREMT Application to Complete in LMS
    Full Certification - EMT Initial EMT License
    Provisional Certification - EMT Provisional License Application - EMT
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  • AEMT Step 3: Additional Requirements for Advanced EMT Traditional/Provisional Licensure

    In addition to the general requirements listed above, AEMT applicants must complete the appropriate application in LMS:

    Current Certification by NREMT Application to Complete in LMS
    Full Certification - AEMT Initial AEMT License
    Provisional Certification - AEMT Provisional License Application - AEMT
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  • Paramedic Step 3: Additional Requirements for Paramedic Traditional/Provisional Licensure

    In addition to the general requirements listed above, AEMT applicants must:

    • Submit a true scanned copy (front and back) of a current – signed ACLS card (see  Download this pdf file.this document  for acceptable cards)
    • AND complete the appropriate application in LMS:
    Current Certification by NR/ATP Application to Complete in LMS
    Full NR Certification - Paramedic Initial Paramedic License
    Provisional NR Certification - Paramedic Provisional License Application - Paramedic
    Advanced Tactical Practitioner Initial Paramedic License

     

    NR = National Registry of EMTs

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  • Step 4: Get fingerprinted

    Reminder: 

    • You cannot proceed to fingerprinting until the Office of EMS and Trauma has approved your GAPS registration.
    • The Office of EMS and Trauma will not approve your GAPS registration until you have submitted AND paid for your EMS license application fee on the Georgia OEMS License Management System (www.mygemsis.org/lms) (see steps below)
    • An email notification will be sent from the GAPS system once the Office of EMS and Trauma approves of your GAPS registration.
    • Once the Office of EMS and Trauma has approved your GAPS registration, you will have 30 days to get fingerprinted.

    Follow the steps listed in these documents to get fingerprinted once you have received an approval email from the GAPS system:

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Incomplete applications will expire within 45 days of receipt by the Office of EMS and Trauma. Once an application expires, the applicant will be required to submit a new application, a new application fee, and will have to submit a new fingerprint criminal background check.


How to change your Demographics (Name/SSN/DOB/Address/Email/Etc.)


To apply for a new medic or instructor license, submit demographic changes, renew your license, or add CEUs to your profile, follow these steps:


  1. Go to www.mygemsis.org/lms and login (see instructions on how to access the system HERE)
  2. Click on Applications (if you are on a small screen like a phone, you will need to click on the menu button with 4 lines at the top left first)
  3. Under available applications, find the Update Demographics application and click Apply Now.
  4. Follow the instructions on the application and submit any required documentation.

Reciprocity Requirements


Georgia does not have a reciprocity process. However, to apply for a Georgia license you are required to have a current NREMT registration and submit an online application with the required documents listed above.


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Page last updated 5/15/2020