OEMS Bulletin Board

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Updated 04/09/2020

Dear Colleague:

As you are aware, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play a vital role in responding to requests for assistance, triaging patients, and providing emergency medical treatment and transport for ill persons.

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is working with state and federal partners to monitor and respond to COVID-19.

While the CDC considers this to be a serious public health concern, based on current information, the immediate health risk from the 2019-nCoV (COVID-19) to the general public in the U.S. is considered low at this time. As surveillance continues, it is expected that more cases will be identified.

However, unlike patient care in the controlled environment of a healthcare facility, care and transports by EMS present unique challenges because of the nature of the setting, enclosed space during transport, frequent need for rapid medical decision-making, interventions with limited information, and a varying range of patient acuity and jurisdictional healthcare resources. To obtain the most current guidance for EMS clinicians and receive the most current updates, please visit:




If you have additional questions, you may contact the Departmentís 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if in New Jersey, but using a non-NJ cell phone to speak to a trained healthcare professional about COVID-19 or send an email to NCOV@doh.nj.gov.

Guidance on Extensions for American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) Instructor and Provider certifications.

The American Heart Association and American Red Cross have issued recommendations for extending the expiration date of all Instructor and Provider certifications.

The New Jersey Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services will recognize any recommendation made by the AHA or ARC with respect to the expiration date of their CPR certifications. This will remain in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and Executive Order 103, issued by Governor Murphy.

The New Jersey Department of of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services has issued two waivers, one for expired Emergency Medical Technicians and and one for expired Paramedics to obtain a provisional certification. Please visit: www.nj.gov/health/ems for more information pertaining to the COVID-19 Waivers.

    To apply for EMT Recertification you will need to complete the following steps:

1. Successfully complete 24 NJ approved CEUís and Refreshers A, B, and C totaling 48 CEUs.

2. Log into your existing account at NJEMS.US (Do not create a new account). The 6-Digit EMS ID is the EMT number printed on your EMT card.

3. If you do not remember your password for NJEMS.US, please use the FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD tool located under the login section.

4. Click on the Renewal Certification Form link and complete the application. The link will be available 6 months prior to expiration date.

5. DO NOT send any documents to NJ OEMS unless specifically requested to do so. It is advisable that you personally keep a complete record of all continuing education and relevant documents for up to a minimum of one year after completing the renewal application. The burden of proof will rest with the individual to prove that all of the requirements were met at the time of renewal. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the NJ OEMS at ems@doh.nj.gov

    When to Create an Account

If you have ever applied for or held any NJ EMS certification, you already have an account. Please login with your EMS ID number and password. If you can`t remember your login info, contact OEMS Helpdesk for assistance. Do NOT create a new account.

If you have NEVER applied for or held any NJ EMS certification, you can create an account today. Use your Full Legal Name (no abbreviations or nicknames) -- your account must be created using the same name as your government-issued ID. Record your EMS ID number and password so that you can access your account in future!
    Registering for a Class

Class schedules are posted based on the submission of course sponsors. If you are looking for a class during a particular time period or with a specific sponsor, contact the program sponsor directly. To register for an EMT Initial Education course as a New Student:
  1. Log in
  2. Click EMT Initial Standard Certification
  3. Complete the application
  4. Register for an EMT Initial Training course that works for your schedule
To register for a class:
  1. Log in
  2. Click Class Schedule (on the left side of the page)
  3. Click the Register link next to the class you want to take
To cancel your registration for a class:
  1. Log in
  2. Click Registrations in the account menu bar (at the top of the page)
  3. Click Unregister for the program that you no longer wish to attend

For questions about registration, please contact the Course Coordinator listed in More Class/Contact Information for that course.

To register for ceu classes you will need to contact the course instructor directly via the contact information provided in the course listing which can be found by visiting NJ.GOV EMS. Under the tab "Elective Continuing Education Classes you can download the list of approved ceu courses. In order to receive credit for elective courses, make sure to obtain a course completion certificate which includes but is not limited to the following: course name, location, date, time of course offering, OEMS ceu approval number and instructor name. This information should be made available to all class attendees for their personal record keeping. OEMS encourages that all EMTs maintain their own ceu files separate from any other means of record keeping. For convenience the EMS 28 (PA-NJ CEU Form) can be used as an acceptable method of providing proof of class/ course attendance. This form can be downloaded from the NJ DOH website at PA/NJ CEU FORM
    Re-Entry Candidates and Initial Challenge Candidates

When you have successfully completed refresher requirements (Refresher Courses A, B, and C must be marked "Successfully Completed" in your Transcript), you must create an account at NREMT Website, apply for your desired credential and register for an examination.

    Replacement Certification Cards

OEMS does not issue replacement cards for Address Changes. To meet your regulatory requirement to notify OEMS of changes to your address and contact information, log in on this site, click the Profile tab, and enter and save your changes.

To change your legal name, send your request and supporting documents to OEMS by email to ems@doh.nj.gov with subject line "Name Change"). Acceptable supporting documents include: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Court Order, Divorce Decree, and current Driver`s License/government issued photo identification. Include your EMS ID number and your current contact information in your request. You will receive a confirmation email when your request has been processed, and an updated certification card will be sent to you via USPS mail.

If you need a replacement card for any other reason, email ems@doh.nj.gov with subject line "Replacement Card," and tell us your EMS ID number, name, telephone number, and the reason you need a replacement card. You will receive a confirmation email when your request has been processed. All certification cards are delivered via USPS mail and usually arrive within 7-10 business days.
    Request Verification Letters (Letters of Good Standing)

Submit all letters and a self-addressed envelope to:
DOH/OEMS Attn: Verification Letters
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625

Letters are processed in the order received, and processing usually takes 3-6 weeks. If you do not provide a self-addressed stamped envelope or the appropriate contact information or your request is incomplete in any way, your letter(s) will NOT be processed.

If the receiving state agency accepts faxed/emailed copies, you may submit your request by emailing ems@doh.nj.gov with subject line "Verification Letter" and telling us the point of contact of for the receiving state agency, their email or fax number, your EMS ID number and contact information. Emailed or faxed letters are already accepted by some states, including several regional councils and medical boards in Pennsylvania, NY BEMS and the NJ Physicians Assistant Advisory Committee. Faxed or emailed verification letters will only be sent to an authorized state or local certifying agency.
    Accessing Your Transcripts

Manage your certification and re-certification process, access transcripts and registrations for Initial EMT Education, Refresher Courses, and Exam Attempts taken after Jan. 1, 2012, and verify EMS credentials right here in the NJEMS Certification platform.


The NJ Department of Health (NJ DOH) and the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is proud to announce the publishing of the NEW BLS PROTOCOLS. The protocols are effective immediately. Please consult with your Medical Director for appropriate implementation. The protocols may be viewed at: New Jersey OEMS BLS PROTOCOLS
    Reciprocity Candidates

Email ems@doh.nj.gov with subject line "Request for reciprocity" to request a copy of the application and instructions. EMS 64 Verification Form.