Expired Maine EMS Provider License

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There are several pathways for renewing an expired EMS license.  If you are unsure of which of the following pathways apply to you, please contact a member of our licensing team.

On May 4, 2022, the Maine EMS Board approved a waiver request from the Maine EMS Labor Committee to allow EMS clinicians whose license has expired, or will expire, within the last two years to be able to relicense at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) levels for a period of two-years without demonstrating the required continuing education hours needed for traditional reinstatement. The individual must have all protocol update activities completed before delivering any patient care. This provisional license will be active for two years. The individual must meet all other requirements for license renewal at expiration to renew the license, which will then become a regular, versus “provisional” license.

Using this method, individuals licensed at the Paramedic or Advanced EMT level may relicense at the EMR or EMT level. It is important to note that Maine EMS feels strongly that continuing education is a critical underpinning of the quality of the Maine EMS system.

The criteria to take advantage of this reinstatement opportunity to obtain a two-year, provisional EMR or EMT license:

•          The license expired or will expire between May 4, 2020, and May 4, 2023, and

•          The individual meets all other requirements for license renewal, including, but not limited to, a Maine background check.

This waiver will expire on June 1, 2023.

Maine EMS Waiver For Expired Clinician Licenses (PDF) (5/25/22)

My Maine EMS license expired less than 90 days ago and I wish to relicense at the AEMT or Paramedic Level

You cannot perform EMS care, treatment or transport until your EMS license is renewed. Once you have the required amount of CEHs, complete and submit the Maine EMS renewal form found in the eLicensing portal. You may also submit a current NREMT certification at the level you wish to relicense at. There is no fee for this.  Your EMS license number will NOT change

  • If you submit CEHs, your Maine EMS license expiration date will be 3-years from your previous license expiration date.
  • If you submit a valid NREMT card, your Maine license expiration date will match your NREMT expiration date. 

 

My Maine EMS license expired more than 90 days ago but less than 2 years ago and I wish to relicense at the AEMT or Paramedic Level

You cannot perform EMS care, treatment or transport until your EMS license is renewed. Once you have the required amount of CEHs, complete and submit the Maine EMS NEW provider form found in the eLicensing portal. You also must complete a new background check for every state you have lived in for the past three years (except Maine). You may also submit a current NREMT certification at the level you wish to relicense at. In both cases, you will then need to pay the $21 Maine background check fee. A new background check for Maine will be completed. Your EMS license number will NOT change

  • If you submit CEHs, your Maine EMS license expiration date will be 3-years from the end of the month it is issued.
  • If you submit a valid NREMT card, your Maine license expiration date will match your NREMT expiration date. 

 

My Maine EMS license has expired more than 2 years ago

  • If you still have a valid NREMT card or out-of-state State Issued EMS certificate or licensure:
    • You cannot perform EMS care, treatment, or transport until your EMS license is renewed. Once you have the required amount of CEHs, complete and submit the Maine EMS NEW provider form found in the eLicensing portal. You also must complete a new background check for every state you have lived in for the past three years (except Maine). You will then need to pay the $21 Maine background check fee. A new background check for Maine will be completed. Your EMS license number will NOT change. Your EMS license expiration date will match your NREMT/out-of-state certification/licensure expiration date. If you have both, we will use the later date (but no more than 3 years).
  • If you do not have a valid NREMT card or out-of-state State Issued EMS certificate or licensure:
    • There are options through NREMT if you have previously held NREMT or State EMS certification/licensure.  To learn more, please contact the National Registry of EMTs about their re-entry pathways, OR
    • You will need to complete a new EMS licensure course

None of the above situations apply to me