Effective October 31, 2016, the Department of Health and Senior Services adopted state regulations (see 19 CSR 30-40.331, 30-40.342) to recognize EMS training and experience obtained during military service. These regulations ONLY apply to military members who are on active duty or have been honorably discharged from all branches of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves.
The objective of Missouri’s regulatory changes are to provide EMS training entities the ability assess one’s EMS training and experience received through military service, potentially apply some or all of this training toward civilian training requirements and reduce the time required to complete training for a higher level of civilian licensure.
In order to be eligible, the individual must complete the Missouri Bureau of EMS application process and obtain a license as an EMT-Basic within two (2) years after honorable discharge or during active duty. Please pay particular attention to item numbers 6 or 7 on the application form. For more information on how to submit an application to the Bureau of EMS, go here:
The applicant must attach two (2) completed FBI applicant fingerprint cards and a copy of the respective DD214, NG22 or Common Access Card.
Upon verification and successful processing of the application, the Bureau of EMS will issue an “EMT-Basic-United States Armed Forces” license to the applicant.