Emergency Medical Services Applications & Forms

License Requirements

The State of Louisiana requires all EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics to obtain and maintain a valid and current NREMT credential.  The State license database synchronizes with the NREMT database on a nightly basis. If your NREMT credential expires, is revoked, or suspended, your Louisiana EMS license will be suspended. 

Expiration Dates Expiration dates are determined by the date of successful completion of the license application process. Individuals completing license process (including payment) between the dates of January 1 - June 30 will receive an expiration date of March 31 two years in the future. Individuals completing the license process between July 1 and December 31 will receive an expiration date of March 31 three years in the future. The Bureau of EMS does not automatically set your state license to match your NREMT certificate expiration date.

On-Line License Verification

On-Line Verification - To verify the status of an EMS License.

EMS License Application & Management

The Louisiana Bureau of EMS is pleased to announce the launch of our new Information Management System, commonly referred to as “The Portal.” In development for a year, the new portal is robust, reliable, and user-friendly.

All existing licensing data was transferred from the previous licensing portal (emsbridge or ImageTrend) to the new portal. All users of the previous licensing portal will need to claim their license or account, before utilizing the new portal.

The new portal is web-based and is found at https://labems.ldh.la.gov. The portal may be accessed from any internet-enabled device, using any current internet browser. For users, specific “How to…” documents have been developed and links to the different documents can be found below.

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