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Ohio EMS Provider Certification Titles Changing

In mid-May, the Division of EMS will be updating certification titles to align with national EMS provider titles.  All titles, as denoted below, are valid and mean the same thing under Ohio law. 

Current Title:             New Title:
First Responder          Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
EMT-Basic                  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
EMT-Intermediate       Advanced EMT (AEMT)
EMT-Paramedic         Paramedic 

New cards will not be issued to those certified prior to the change until the certificate is renewed or a new certification obtained.

If you have any questions, please call the Division of EMS at 1-800-233-0785 or send an email to

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