Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service
1120 Allgood Industrial Court
Marietta, GA 30066
Dispatch: 770.693.8480
Phone: 770.693.8484
Fax: 770.693.8481

EMS Licensing/Reciprocity Process

MetroAtlanta Ambulance hires licensed Georgia Medics at the EMT, Advance EMT, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic levels. Out-of-State- professionals wanting to work in Georgia that possess current certification by the National Registry of EMTs, but not licensed by the State of Georgia, must complete a Georgia Out-of-State Application to obtain Licensure.

Georgia Forms

ems-badgeGeorgia requires the following documentation be submitted
with the Out-of-State Application:

  • Copy of current NREMT-Basic, NREMT-Intermediate, or NREMT-Paramedic wallet card
  • Documentation attesting to current CPR credentials
  • Documentation attesting to current ACLS credentials if applying for EMT-Paramedic
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of completion of a state approved course
  • Documentation verifying 18 years of age
  • Current national criminal record history report generated no earlier than twelve (12) months prior to submitting an application for licensure
  • Passed Advanced Tactical Practitioner written exam and hold current credentials. ( ATP applicants only)
  • Cashier’s check or money order, drawn on a United States bank, made payable to the “Georgia Department of Community Health” for the appropriate level of licensure: EMT-Intermediate $75.00, or EMT-Paramedic $75.00

Obtaining Certification

EMS Licensing is required to work as an EMT, Advance EMT or Paramedic in Georgia. Individuals must pass the National Registry EMT-administered EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic examination before he or she will be granted a certificate/license by the State of Georgia.

The following is required to become certified as an EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic by the State of Georgia: 


  • Attend a state approved EMT course
  • Pass the NREMT-Intermediate exam
  • Apply for certification by the State of Georgia using the results of your NREMT-Intermediate exam

Advanced EMT

 or EMT-Intermediate

  • Attend a state approved AEMT course
  • Pass the NREMT-Advance EMT exam
  • Apply for certification by the State of Georgia using the results of your NREMT-Advanced EMT exam


  • Current certification/license as EMT or Advance EMT/EMT-Intermediate
  • Attend a state approved Paramedic course
  • Perform clinical rotations which may include time in the emergency department, intensive care unit/critical care unit, operating room, labor and delivery, behavioral health, pre-hospital environment and other areas.
  • Pass the NREMT-Paramedic exam
  • Apply for certification by the State of Georgia using the results of your NREMT-Paramedic exam 

To maintain certification the EMT, AEMT/EMTI and Paramedics must earn continuing education units (CEU's) and must recertify every two years. In order to maintain state certification, an EMT must earn 24 hours of CEU's and be certified in CPR. EMT-Paramedics must earn 40 hours of CEUs and be certified in CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Individual EMS agencies may require more training and continuing education requirements before their EMTs or Paramedics are allowed to practice under the license of their medical director.

For more information Contact the Georgia Office of EMS & Trauma at  404-679-0547  or go to