*If a person holds a valid license OR certificate entitling them to practice as an EMS provider in another state or territory, he/she may receive reciprocal licensing provided the applicant satisfies all the requirements of Maine EMS Rules from Chapter 5. Here is a copy of the Reciprocity Application for the State of Maine. Because Maine requires that you are licensed in another state to apply for reciprocity you will need to go through some extra steps to meet this requirement. For more information please call our office at 888-783-8495.
For questions regarding licensure contact:
Department of Public Safety
Voice: (207) 626-3860
Fax: (207) 287-6251
For information on Maine EMS click here.
One option for recertifying in the State of Maine is to maintain a current NREMT certification. EMT & Fire Training Inc. has CECBEMS approved courses for your Refresher hours. Our refresher is 24 hours, and includes 10 hours of self-directed learning, and 14 hours of Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) sessions where a real instructor is present to answer questions and discuss the topics. It is fully accepted by the NREMT and is CECBEMS accredited. This is only one of the few online refreshers that meet the actual requirements by the NREMT to be counted as an official refresher. You have 2 years to complete the refresher from the time you sign up (or you can usually get it done in as little as 2 to 3 weeks). The cost of the refresher is $249.
Q. I failed the NREMT exam 3 times already. Will your 24 Hour Online EMT Refresher allow me to retest with the NREMT?
A. Yes. Once you pass our 24 Hour EMT Online Refresher course you will have 3 more opportunities at taking the NREMT Exam. The Course is accepted by the NREMT and covers all 24 hours of the Mandatory Core and Content required. To insure that you pass on your next attempt you can practice for the exam with our test prep site.
Q. I failed the NRAEMT exam 3 times already. Will your 36 Hour Online AEMT Refresher allow me to retest with the NREMT?
A. Yes. Once you pass our 36 Hour AEMT Online Refresher course you will have 3 more opportunities at taking the NRAEMT Exam. The Course is accepted by the NREMT for both AEMT and I85 and covers all 36 hours of the Mandatory Core and Flexible Core Content required. To insure that you pass on your next attempt you can practice for the exam with our test prep site.
Maine Emergency Medical Services
Department of Public Safety
45 Commerce Drive Suite 1
152 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0152
Q. Does the state of Maine accept IFSAC Certification for reciprocity?
A. The state of Maine will give a reciprocity certificate to any firefighter with NFPA training. IFSAC uses the NFPA standards in the training procedures.
Note: In the state of Maine certificates not issued by a state agency or DOD will not be reviewed.
Maine Fire Training & Education (MFT&E) is the Department of Southern Maine community College (SMCC) and has the statewide responsibility to train and legislate authority and to issue certifications for firefighters.
For Reciprocity application and information:
Contact Peter Rines Curriculum & Certification Program Manager
Phone: (207) 741-5660
Maine Fire Training & Education
Southern Maine community College
19 Sewall St
Brunswick ME 04011
Phone: (207) 884-2070