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CERTIFICATION BY ENDORSEMENT

Providers seeking certification by endorsement (previously reciprocity) must present themselves at a Pennsylvania Regional EMS council office and bring a government issued photo ID to complete the reciprocity process.   
 

OVERVIEW

Certification by endorsement is the process of granting a Pennsylvania EMS certification by endorsing the education or examination process of another state or the National Registry of Emergency Medial Technicians.


PROCESS

Applicants for certification by endorsement must submit an application for certification by endorsement in the PA EMS Registry.

Applicants will be required to upload the following:

  •         Copy of certification to be endorsed

  •         Copy of valid CPR card

  •         Background checks in accordance with the background check policy (see below)

  •         EMS out of state provider verification form  (This form must be completed by the state EMS Office of the state where the applicant holds the     certification to be endorsed and is submitted directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS.  This form is not required for applicants using the NREMT vertification for endorsement).

Applicants will need to present to a Regional Council to verifiy identity as part of the application process.

       BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS

            1. For in state applicants for initial certificaiton, the applicant is not required to submit any type of background check. The Burearu fo EMS (bureau) will conduct an audit of background checks on applicants of this type.

            2. For out of state applicants for initial certification, the applicant shall be required to submit a state certified background check from their state of residence and an FBI background check.

            3. For international students, FBI background checks must be utilized. Additionally, an immigration document (VISA, green card, etc.) will be required for certification.

            4. For in state applicants for certification by endorsement, the applicant is required to submit a state certified background check from the state whose certification is being endorsed and an FBI background check.

            5. For out of state applicants for certification by endorsements, the applicant is required to submit a state certified background check from the state whose certification is being endorsed, a state certified background check from the state of residence (if different than that of the state whose certification is endorsed), and an FBI background check.

          

For more information contact:

Donna Snyder
Regional EMS Training Coordinator
Lycoming County Public Safety
dsnyder@lyco.org
PHONE: 570-433-4461
FAX: 570-433-4435

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