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Emergency Medical Services

Tennessee Critical Care Paramedic Licensure Requirements

To provide for the on-going care of a critically injured or ill patient during an inter-facility transport and other special situations, the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Board has authorized the endorsement of EMT-Paramedics with additional training to perform special critical care. The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Critical Care shall be a person who is licensed as a Tennessee Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic and has successfully completed a critical care paramedic program recognized by the Division of Emergency Medical Services, Tennessee Department of Health or comparable training and education, and received endorsement from the training institution and the department, and who is licensed to practice advanced emergency medical care upon the order or under the supervision of a physician or authorized registered nurse.
Individuals wishing to apply for the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Critical Care Paramedic endorsement must meet the requirements established in 1200-12-5-.03 CRITICAL CARE PARAMEDIC REQUIREMENTS.

Exam Registration Information

As one of the requirements of endorsement as an Critical Care Paramedic individuals must successfully complete the Board Approved certification examination administered by Morris and McDaniel Consultants.

Individuals must first contact with the EMS Regional Consultant in their region for examination dates.

Once exam date is confirmed with the Regional Consultant individuals will make application for examination directly with Morris and McDaniel Consultants.  The test fee of $80.00 is separate from licensure fee. All test fees are paid directly to Morris and McDaniel Consultants. 

Application and payment for the exam may be made online or applications may be downloaded and mailed directly to Morris and McDaniel Consultants. (Do not mail exam applications or exam fees to the EMS Regional or Division Offices) from the following Morris and McDaniel web link   For problems or questions concerning exam registration please contact  Kim Anderson at 888-403-3577.

Application for Critical Care License

The $75.00 application fee should be submitted with a completed EMS Professional Fee Form- PH2397 to:  
TN Department of Health
EMS Division
Heritage Place, Metro Center
227 French Landing, Suite 303
Nashville, TN  37243

EMS Professional Fees Form (PH-2397)