Emergency Medical Systems and Highway Safety

National EMS Week 2014 is May 18-24

Wednesday, May 21 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.

This year's theme is "EMS: Dedicated. For Life."

EMS Week Certificates

Certificates for years of service in EMS will be available once again in five year increments – five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five years, etc. All levels of pre-hospital personnel are eligible for certificates – Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic, First Responder, First Responder Defibrillator, Lead Instructor, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Emergency Communications Registered Nurse, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse and Trauma Nurse Specialist. The deadline for submission of names to the Department for certificates is Friday April 18, 2014. Please use the “2014 EMS Week Years of Service Certificate Table” for submission of certificate recipients. Prior to submission of the form, please ensure that all names are spelled correctly and that the correct level and the number of years of service are indicated for each entry. Please pay close attention to the instructions when filling out the form. Forms will only be accepted in electronic word format on the prescribed form (no PDFs). No other means of submission will be accepted. Please e-mail completed forms to Paula Atteberry at Paula.Atteberry@illinois.gov. Certificates will be mailed to the EMS System Coordinator for distribution.

EMS Week Awards

Awards for EMS Instructor, Public Education, Response/Professional and Response/Layperson will also be given again this year. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the categories, please use the “EMS Week Award Application” for submission. The deadline for these names to be submitted to the Department is Friday April 4, 2014. Please e-mail completed forms to Paula Atteberry at Paula.Atteberry@illinois.gov.

Emergency Medical Services
Active License Counts



Emergency Communications RN


Emergency Medical Dispatcher


EMT - Basic


EMT - Intermediate


EMT - Paramedic


First Responder


First Responder Defibrillator


Lead Instructor


Pre HospitalRN


Trauma Nurse Specialist




as of February 2012

EMS Data Reporting System

EMS for Children

State Designated Trauma Centers by Region

Report Options for Trauma Registry System Users

Laws and Rules

Bioterrorism Treatment Guidelines (EMS Flip Cards) - PDF

Illinois Violent Injury Reporting 2005 - PDF

Instruction Manual for the Illinois Prehospital Care Report Form - PDF

EMS Licensing and Renewals

Individual licensees may utilize this site to pay initial EMS licensing fees, pay EMS renewal licensing fees, update address information, and/or for Ambulance Providers to pay Vehicle Fees.

EMS Examination and Licensure Information

EMS License Renewals Brochure - PDF

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Reciprocity Application - Fillable PDF

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Examination

Under Section 515.530(b) of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center Code [77 Ill. Adm. Code 515.530(b)], Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) candidates have the choice of taking either the State of Illinois examination or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination.

EMT Examination Schedules

EMT Basic
EMT Intermediate
EMT Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Licensure Examination Study Guides

EMT-B Study Guide - PDF
EMT-I Study Guide - PDF
EMT-P Study Guide - PDF

Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) Examination

On-line application and payment for the State of Illinois Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) examination - www.continentaltesting.net.

Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) Examination Schedule

Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) Study Guide - PDF

Reasonable Accommodation Request for Examinees with Disabilities - Fillable PDF

EMS Forms

Alternate Rural Staffing and Response Authorization Request - PDF

Ambulance Staffing Waiver Request Application - PDF

Ambulance Inspection Form - PDF

Authorization for Release of Information - PDF

Examination Application - PDF

Extension Request Application - PDF

Fee Schedule - PDF

Inactive Request - PDF

Independent Renewal - PDF

License Reinstatement Application - PDF

Military Licensure Request - PDF

Non-transport Provider Application - PDF

Reactivation Request - PDF

Reasonable Accommodation Request - PDF

Reciprocity Application - PDF

Renewal Notice - PDF

Request to Modify/Amend Approved System Plan - PDF

Special Events Request Application - PDF

Volunteer License Fee Waiver Application - PDF

Stroke Center Designation

Application for Stroke Center Designation - PDF

Listing of Designated Stroke Centers - PDF


Emergency Medical Services Assistance Fund Grant Opportunities FY 2015

Heartsaver AED Fund Grant Opportunities FY 2014

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Springfield, Illinois 62761
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