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Emergency Medical Services

Personnel Licensure

General Information

EMS Professional

EMS Personnel General Information

The goal of the EMS licensure section is to promote the training of emergency medical services personnel based on sound educational principles, current medical knowledge and practice and to issue the individual's license in the most expedient manner possible. The Division of Emergency Medical Services currently licenses emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technician-IVs and paramedics and certifies emergency medical dispatchers and first responders.

 

Education

Institution and Instructor Approval


Application for Educational Institution Approval

The EMS Division promotes the training of emergency medical services personnel based on sound educational principles, current medical knowledge and practice. The Emergency Medical Services Board approves all educational institutions desiring to train EMT IV, Paramedic and Critical Care Paramedics. Educational Institutions wishing to provide EMS training will make application to the EMS Division. Once application is received and reviewed by the Division a site visit to the institution is scheduled. The EMS Division then makes a recommendation to the EMS Board as to the institutions compliance with EMS Rule: 1200-12-1-.13.

Instructor Application

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Approved Institutions


Approved Educational Institutions
for
Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic Training


NORTHEAST TENNESSEE REGION

Northeast State Technical Community College*
P.O. Box 246
2425 Hwy. 75
Blountville, TN 37617-0246
Phone:   423-323-3191
Paramedic, EMT-IV, First Responder
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited

EAST TENNESSEE REGION

Roane State Community College*
Health Science Center
132 Hayfield Road
Knoxville, TN  37922
Phone:   865-539-6904 or 1-539-6905
Paramedic, EMT-IV, First Responder
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited

Walters State Community College *
Emergency Medical Technology
500 S. Davey Crockett Pky.
Morristown, TN  37813-6899
Phone:   423-585-2600
Paramedic, EMT-IV, First Responder
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE REGION

Chattanooga State Community College*
EMS Program
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN  37406-1097
Phone:   423-697-3332
Paramedic, EMT-IV
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited

Cleveland State Community College
Health Science Department
P.O. Box 3570
Cleveland, TN  37320-3570
Phone:   423-472-7141 x 337
EMT-IV

University of the South
S.P.O. 1254
Sewanee, TN 37375
Phone:   931-598-1000
EMT-IV

Chattanooga Fire Department **
3200 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN  37406
Phone:   423-697-1453
EMT-IV

UPPER CUMBERLAND TENNESSEE REGION

Tennessee Technological University *
Division of Extended Services
P.O. Box 5073
Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone:   931-372-3394
Paramedic, EMT-IV
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited

Livingston Technology Center
P.O. Box 219
Livingston, TN  38570
Phone: 931-823-5525
EMT-IV

Cookeville General Hospital
Department of Education
1 medical Center Blvd
Cookeville, TN  38501
Phone: 931-783-2030
Critical Care Paramedic

MID-CUMBERLAND TENNESSEE REGION

Middle Tennessee State University
Office of Continuing Studies
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone:   615-898-2462
EMT-IV

Volunteer State Community College *
EMS Education
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-230-3346
Paramedic, EMT-IV, First Responder
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited
Critical Care Paramedic Initial Approval

Southeastern Institute
3055 Lebanon Pike, Suite 300,
Nashville, Tennessee, 37214
Phone: 615-889-9388
EMT-IV, Paramedic

Nashville Metro Fire Department
Training Academy **
2601 Buena Vista Pk.
Nashville, TN  37218
Phone:   615-862-5390
EMT-IV

SOUTH CENTRAL TENNESSEE REGION

Columbia State Community College*
P.O. Box 1315
Hampshire Pike, Highway 99 West
Columbia, TN 38402-1315
Phone:   931-540-2686
Paramedic , EMT-IV
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited
 
Motlow State Community College
Lynchburg Highway
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone:   931-393-1750
EMT-IV

RURAL WEST TENNESSEE REGION

Jackson State Community College *
Emergency Medical Technology
2046 N. Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone:   731-425-2612
Paramedic, EMT-IV
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited

Dyersburg State Community College
EMS Programs
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone:   731-286-3390
Paramedic , EMT-IV

MEMPHIS-DELTA TENNESSEE REGION

Southwest State Community College *
Emergency Medical Technology Department
Division of Allied Health
P.O. Box 40568
Memphis, TN 38174-0568
Phone:   901-544-5412
Paramedic, EMT-IV
Paramedic Program CAAHEP Accredited

Memphis Fire Department
Training Academy **
4341 O.K. Robertson Road
Memphis, TN  38217
Phone:   901-320-5397
Paramedic, EMT-IV

 *      Indicates National Accreditation
**    Not opened to general public



Approved Educational Institutions
For
Critical Care Paramedic Training

Chattanooga State Community College
EMS Program
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN  37406-1097
Phone: 423-697-3332
Full Board Approval

Cookeville Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd
Cookeville, TN  38501
Telephone: 931-783-2030
Fax: 931-783-5630
Full Board Approval

Roane State Community College
132 Hayefield Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
Telephone: 423-539-6904
Fax: 423-539-6907
Full Board Approval

St. Thomas Health Services
102 Woodmont Blvd. Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37205
Telephone: 615-284-6810
Fax: 615-284-7403
Full Board Approval

Vanderbilt Lifeflight
1211 Medical Center Drive, 13200 VHU Skyport
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: 615-936-0770
Initial Board Approval

Volunteer State Community College / Centennial Medical Center
EMS Education
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-230-3346
Initial  Board Approval



REGIONAL EMS OFFICES

Region 1

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Service
Northeast Tennessee Regional Office
1223 S. W. Avenue Ext.
Johnson City, TN  37604
Phone:  423-979-3200 (111)
Fax:  423-979-3267

Region 2

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
Office of Health Licensure and Regulations
Lakeshore Park, Building # 1
5904 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN  37919
Phone:  865-588-2469
Fax:  865-594-5739

Region 3

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
Southeast Regional Health Office
Suite 450, Room 3
540 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN  37402
Phone:  423-634-3124
Fax:  423-634-3139

Region 4

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
Upper Cumberland Regional Office
1100 England Drive
Cookeville, TN  38501
Phone:  931-528-7531
Fax:  931-520-0413

Region 5

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
Mid-Cumberland Regional Health Office
710 Hart Lane
Nashville, TN  37247-0801
Phone:  615-650-7010
Fax:  615-262-6139

Region 6

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
South Central Regional Health Office
1216 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN  38401-4899
Phone:  931-380-2532 ext. 121
Fax:  931-380-3364

Region 7

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
Rural West TN Regional Health Office
781-B Airways Boulevard
Jackson, TN  38301
Phone:  731-421-5116
Fax:  731-423-6572

Region 8

Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
Memphis Regional Health Office
814 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN  38105
Phone:  901-543-7049
Fax:  901-543-7710

License Information


License Information

Initial Licensure

UNDER REVISION

Renewal Requirements

UNDER REVISION

Retirement of License

EMS Professionals currently licensed may permanently retire his or her license. Those individuals wishing to retire their license must complete the retirement affidavit and submit to EMS Division. 
Any EMS professional who has filed the required information for permanent retirement of his or her license shall be permitted to use the appropriate title:

  • For Emergency Medical Technician Basic or EMTBRetired or EMTBR.
  • For Emergency Medical Technician Basic IVor EMT IV Retired or EMTB-IVR.
  • For Emergency Medical Technician–paramedics, EMT-Paramedic Retired, or EMT-PR.
Retirement Affidavit

Reinstatement

UNDER REVISION