New Clinician License

These instructions are for individuals who have a current NREMT certificate


have never held a license or certification from any state.

If you are EMS licensed in another state, please visit the EMS reciprocity page

If you are seeking an Ambulance Operator license, please visit the Ambulance Operator license page.

If you seeking an EMD license, please visit the EMD licensing page

If you have an expired EMS license


The State of Maine requires a state license (EMD, EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic) in order to perform EMS care in Maine.  Residency in Maine or affiliation with an EMS service or agency is NOT required (except for EMD providers).  This license is separate from any other state or NREMT certification you may have.  The State of Maine does not issue physical EMS license cards. You can download and print a copy of your license by logging into your eLicensing account. Maine EMS licenses expire at midnight on the last day of the month listed.

New licenses are issued based on current NREMT certification.

To obtain a Maine EMS license:

  • Create a new account near the bottom of the page at
  • Log in to the account and complete an "EMS Clinician & New Vehicle Operator Application"
  • You will need a background check of EVERY state you have lived in for the past 3 years, except Maine.
    • This must be done through a state agency and cannot be done through a private organization. Typically, this is the through the State Police in the state you lived in.
      • You are responsible to obtain any background checks from states you lived in at any point for the past three years (Maine EMS licensing team can help you)
      • You are responsible for any verification of previous or current EMS licensure in any other state at any time (Maine EMS licensing team can help you).
    • It can be mailed to directly to Maine EMS or to you and submitted electronically to Maine EMS, or
      • Mailed to Maine EMS at 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, 152 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
      • Faxed to 207-287-6251 or
      • Emailed to
  • Submit the application and any background checks completed, along with a $21 fee. This fee covers the cost of a State of Maine background check which we will complete.
  • Once all materials have been received, processing may take up to 10 days.
  • Your expiration date of your Maine EMS license will match your NREMT expiration date.
  • Maine does not require you to maintain your NREMT certification, although many providers do.
  • You MUST maintain your Maine EMS license to provide EMS care and/or transport.