Requirements

 

Provider Licensing Process

All license applications must be submitted online through the Michigan EMS eLicensing Portal.  

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

For more information, refer to the instructions contained within the application.

 

Provider Continuing Education Requirements

MEMO: 2018 EMS Continuing Education Changes

In order to qualify for renewal, you must obtain the following within your three year licensure period: 

  • Michigan approved continuing education credits fulfilling requirements by category (see chart below).
    - OR - 
  • Michigan approved refresher course at licensure level.
     

- AND -
 

  • CPR [BLS] Certification for Healthcare Providers 
    • CE Credits awarded: Medical [1 lecture; 1 practical ]
    • Approved Vendors: 
      • CPR courses taken completely online will NOT be accepted.
      • AAOS / ESCI
      • ASHI
      • American Red Cross
      • American Heart Association


PLEASE RETAIN COPIES OF ALL RECORDS FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR AFTER THE EXPIRATION DATE OF YOUR LICENSE.  These documents may be uploaded within your online renewal application in the  "Supporting Documentation" section for safekeeping.

FAILURE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION UPON REQUEST CREATES A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION THAT THE LICENSEE HAS MADE A FALSE AND FRAUDULENT STATEMENT IN APPLYING FOR A LICENSE TO PRACTICE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
 

CAPCE - Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS             

 

CE Requirement Chart

MFR       15 Total

EMT           30 Total

AEMT     36 Total

Paramedic 45 Total

Preparatory

1

2

2

2

Airway Ventilation

1

2

2

2

Patient Assessment

1

2

2

2

Medical

1

2

2

2

BLS for Healthcare Provider

2

2

2

2

Trauma

1

2

2

2

Special Considerations

 

 

 

 

Pediatrics Medication Administration-Practical

 

 

1

1

Pediatrics Airway

1

1

1

1

Pediatrics Assessment

1

1

1

1

Pediatrics Medical

1

1

1

1

Pediatrics Trauma

1

1

1

1

Operations

 

1

1

1

Emergency Preparedness

1

1

1

1

Individual Choice

3

12

17

26

Total

15

30

36

45

 

*Special Considerations category: All levels must have specific Pediatric CEs, as identified in the above chart.  Other Special Consideration credits may include Geriatrics, Special Needs, or Assessment Based Patient Management.

*Operations category: All levels must have a minimum of 1 Emergency Preparedness credit.

*Individual choice:  After the minimum credits are obtained in each category, the remainder of credits may be in any of the listed categories the provider chooses.

Approved practical credits must be identified on the credit certificate (or chit). 

 

Credit Options: 

(1) A number of standardized courses are pre-approved for lecture and practical credits. 

(2) Documentation of clinical activities by your employer or Medical Control Authority will allow one Preparatory practical credit for every 10 patient IV starts and one Airway/Ventilation practical credit for every 10 patient ETT's that you have successfully completed (maximum of 2 credits per category). 

(3) Any EMS program approved by CECBEMS shall be considered a Michigan-approved continuing education program. 

(4) MFR's completing an EMT course may be awarded all the required continuing education credits for the MFR level.  EMT and EMT-Specialist completing a Paramedic course may be awarded all the required continuing education credits for either the EMT or EMT-Specialist level.  An EMT completing an EMT-Specialist course may be awarded specific credits as outlined in the "Standardized EMS CE Credit Guide". 

(5) Continuing education credit may be awarded for CE Programs approved by the Michigan Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing, or Pharmacy toward your EMS license if directly related to the emergency medical scope of practice, as determined by the Department.  These credits need to be submitted prior to renewal for Department Approval. 

(6) Continuing education credits may be awarded for academic credits related to EMS.  Refer to Administrative Rule 22326 (7) and (8) for more specific detail.

(7) Continuing education credits may be awarded for programs offered by out-of-state or military-sponsored EMS agencies. These credits need to be submitted prior to renewal for Department Approval.

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Instructor Coordinator Licensing Process

You may apply for licensure as an Instructor Coordinator if you have completed a Michigan Instructor-Coordinator course within the last 2 years, have three years of field experience providing direct patient care with a licensed Life Support Agency at the level you are applying for, and are currently licensed in Michigan at or above the level you are applying for. The exam for Instructor Coordinator will be conducted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Instructor Coordinator Continuing Education Requirements

The IC must document thirty (30) credits of continuing education which must be earned during the three years your license is in effect.  An application for license renewal will be mailed to you approximately 60 days prior to your license expiration.  Documentation of your continuing education must be maintained for one (1) year following license renewal.  You must submit copies of your records ONLY upon request of the department. 

PLEASE RETAIN COPIES OF ALL RECORDS FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR AFTER THE EXPIRATION DATE OF YOUR LICENSE.  These documents may be uploaded with your online renewal application under the "Supporting Documentation" Section for safekeeping, in the event they are requested by the Department for audit purposes.

FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUCH DOCUMENTATION, IF REQUESTED, CREATES A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION THAT THE LICENSEE HAS MADE A FALSE AND FRAUDULENT STATEMENT IN APPLYING FOR A LICENSE TO PRACTICE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. 

There are three methods in which an Instructor-Coordinator (IC) license may be renewed: 

(1) Successfully complete a Department-approved instructor-coordinator refresher program;

(2) Accrue thirty (30) credits in Department-approved professional development continuing education;

Instructional Techniques

Measurement & Evaluation

Education Administration

Minimum 6

Minimum 6

Minimum 6

-or-

(3) Accrue thirty (30) credits through a combination of 20 professional development continuing education and 10 educational performance credits. 

Part A: Professional Development Credits. A minimum of twenty (20) credits for professional development through Department-approved instructor coordinator continuing education programs are required. 

Instructional Techniques 

Measurement & Evaluation

Education Administration

Minimum 3

Minimum 3

Minimum 3

Part B: Performance Credits.  In addition to the 20 credits required in Part A; 10 credits are required in any of the following categories:

EMS INSTRUCTION:  One (1) credit for every four (4) hours of instruction (initial, refresher, or continuing education).  Proof: CE Rosters, I.C. credit slip, course syllabus, etc. 

EXAMINATION EVALUATION:  One (1) credit for every two hours in which you assist as a skills examiner for a State approved practical exam.  Proof:  Credit slip from Regional Coordinator 

COURSE COORDINATION:  Three (3) credits for every Education Program Sponsor OR CE Sponsor approval.  Two (2) credits for every Program Sponsor OR CE Program Sponsor re-approval.  One (1) credit for every 15 continuing education credits approved and coordinated.  Proof: Copies of Education Program Sponsor approvals or CE approval. 

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