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Law Number

N.J.A.C. 8:40A-7.3

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: EMT-B

Summary

An individual who is certified as an EMT-B by either the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or a state which is a member to the Atlantic Emergency Medical System Council is considered to be licensed and certified to practice in New Jersey to the same extent as in the individual’s home state.

Full Title

Reciprocity

Full Text

(a) A person validly certified as an EMT-Basic by the NREMT, the State of New York or any member state of the Atlantic EMS Council (currently Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) shall have status as an EMT-Basic. No further testing shall be required, and the EMT-Basic certification card issued by the out-of-State certifying agency shall be valid for the purpose of proof of EMT-Basic certification. This section shall not be construed to permit a person to practice beyond his or her certifying state's scope of practice. 1. A person validly certified as an EMT-Basic by the State of New York or any member state of the Atlantic EMS Council (currently Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) who wishes to acquire a New Jersey EMT-Basic certification card shall be required to: i. Complete an application for reciprocity; ii. Successfully complete an approved Core 13 program; iii. Obtain an official "EMT-Basic: Certificate of Eligibility for the NREMT-Basic Certification Examination" form (as completed by the EMT-Instructor); and iv. Sit for, and achieve a passing score on, the NREMT-Assessment Examination. 2. A person validly certified as an EMT-Basic by the NREMT who wishes to acquire a New Jersey EMT-Basic certification shall be required to complete the requirements delineated under (a)1i and ii above. Once the requirements of this subsection are met, the OEMS shall issue a New Jersey EMT-Basic certification card that is valid for at least 12, but no more than 18, months past its NREMT expiration date. (b) A person validly certified as an EMT-Basic in any other state or Federal jurisdiction not identified in (a) above, may apply to participate in an abbreviated certification process by completing an official "EMT-Basic Application" form, which is available from OEMS upon request. 1. Upon receipt of an application to participate in the abbreviated certification process, OEMS shall verify the applicant's certification with the out-of-State jurisdiction. Only those persons who are validly certified in a jurisdiction whose requirements for certification meet the minimum standards of the U.S.D.O.T. EMT-Basic National Standards Curriculum shall be eligible to proceed in the abbreviated certification process. 2. Once OEMS has reviewed the application and has determined that the applicant is qualified, the applicant shall be issued instructions on the abbreviated certification process. Each applicant shall successfully complete a Core 13 program, obtain an official "EMT-Basic: Certificate of Eligibility for the NREMT-Basic Certification Examination" form (as completed by the EMT-Instructor) and sit for, and achieve a passing score on, the NREMT-Assessment Examination. Upon successful completion of these requirements, the person shall be issued an EMT-Basic certification card. EMT-Basic certification shall be valid for a period of not less than 36, nor more than 42, months. 3. The Department may refuse to allow a person to participate in the abbreviated certification process if the application is incomplete or contains false or fraudulent information, or if the applicant has been suspended or revoked in any other jurisdiction or would otherwise be ineligible for EMT-Basic certification.