Montana Board of Medical Examiners

Emergency Care Provider (ECP)

Emergency Care Provider (ECP)

The Montana Board of Medical Examiners has the statutory authority to license and regulate the practice of Emergency Care Providers, including:

  • Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT)
  • Paramedics

If you seek information about EMS SERVICES (i.e. Ambulance Service) please contact the EMS and Trauma Systems Section of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

You can apply as an ECP at any level. You can download aPaper Applicationfor ECP licensure or apply online withOnline Application process.

  1. As of April 16, 2022 when MAR 24-156-92 is adopted, the Board will no longer offer the Alternative Written Exam for ECPs pursuing Montana licensure. The new licensure requirements are as follows:

24.156.2711  ECP LICENSURE QUALIFICATIONS  (1)  The board shall license an applicant as an ECP at the appropriate licensure level if the applicant:

               (a)  has successfully completed an ECP course of instruction at or above the level of requested licensure;

               (b)  possesses a current active or inactive NREMT certification equal to or greater than the level applied for or provides a current unrestricted substantially equivalent ECP license or certification in another state which has a complaint process;

               (c)  has obtained a high school diploma or equivalency; and

               (d)  is 18 years of age or older.

               (2)  If an applicant is not eligible for certification by NREMT, the board or its designee may approve the applicant to undergo an assessment exam administered by NREMT and provide proof of passage to the department in lieu of a NREMT certification card. 

If applying on-line, you can use the "Apply for a License" Quick Link found in the right-hand column on this page. You’ll be directed to the Department's "eBiz" web site. Once there, you'll have to create an account before you can apply. 

You can verify a Montana licensee by using the "Lookup a License" Quick Link in the column at right.

You can find the statutes and rules governing ECPs in Montana by selecting "Regulations" in the column at left 

You can learn about the Board's upcoming meetings and agenda topics by selecting "Board Meetings" in that same column.

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