Legal Recognition (Reciprocity) For NC EMS Credentials
People currently holding EMS credentials from other states, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), or the National Academy of Emergency Dispatchers (NAED) may be issued a North Carolina EMS credential through legal recognition. People seeking legal recognition must reside in North Carolina, attend an EMS educational program in North Carolina, or work for a licensed North Carolina EMS provider. A North Carolina Credentialing Information System (CIS) profile must be established online prior to making application. If you currently hold a North Carolina issued EMS credential, you may only apply for legal recognition at a higher or lower EMS credentialing level.
Please visit the NC OEMS Website for further information regarding reciprocity or grace periods for expired credentials.