Changes to eLicensing (Recertification-Step B)

On January 29, 2024, EMS provider certifications issued by the Office of Emergency Medical Services will transition to a new online licensing system. The upgraded system will allow for additional functionality to EMTs, ambulance services, and support to stakeholders. 

The current eLicensing website will be unavailable from January 24, 2024 until January 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM. The online verification site  will remain accessible during this downtime, after which it may be accessed at

After the transition on January 29th, initial and renewal EMT certifications cards will be sent by email, and OEMS will no longer print or mail certification cards. EMTs will be able to download their certification cards from their eLicensing accounts at their convenience. Ambulance Services can verify certifications or download lists of certified EMTs at any time at The verification website meets the regulatory requirement for EMTs staffing an ambulance. EMTs must continue to carry a driver’s license (even when not driving), as well as CPR/ACLS cards (or electronic equivalent).  

The recertification deadlines and process will not change. Training Officers will continue to review and approve recertifications at  

After January 29th at 12:00 PM, existing EMTs and applicants for certification can create an account at Health Professions Licensing Portal. Once the account is created, they will use certification number and social security number to link their certification to their account. If EMTs need assistance, please visit Health Professions Licensing System User Guide for information and instructional videos on how to get started.  

With this upgraded system, application payments may be submitted using credit/debit cards, or ACH (eCheck). Credit/Debit card payments will be subject to a 2.35% fee. Returned payments incur a $15 fee (including returns for insufficient funds, wrong account number and credit card chargeback).  

OEMS continues to use email to communicate renewal reminders and important changes to EMTs and ambulance services. Please ensure that changes in contact information for your service is communicated with the Department via email Failure to provide and update a working email address will prevent you from receiving these important updates.

Contact Central Mass EMS if you have questions, we are happy to assist. 508-854-0111